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Love The Twilight Zone as it takes me back to my childhood and I still find it fascinating!I thought I'd list the episodes in this season as I've just finished watching it and as they all seem to meld into one and I for one cannot remember what episode was from what season nowadays, old age and all that! Season four episodes were lengthened from 30mins to 1 hour in order to fill the time slot at the time on American tv and were originally aired in 1963, So here they are with a very short description. . .
1. In His Image - A man is confused by a murderous impulse and a loss of his memory
2. The Thirty-Fathom Grave - A strange tapping sound draws a ship to the site of a sunken World War II submarine
3. Valley of the Shadow - A newspaper reporter discovers a small town of people with extraordinary powers, and they insist on keeping them a secret
4. He's Alive - A neo-Nazi receives advice from a mysterious stranger on gaining followers for his cause
5. Mute - A mute telepathic girl is the sole survivor of a fire that kills her parents
6. Death Ship - Three astronauts discover exact duplicates of their spaceship and themselves on a distant planet
7. Jess-Belle - A mountain girl enlists a witch to help her win back her lover
8. Miniature - A timid clerk sees the figurines of a museum's 19th-century miniature dollhouse come to life
9. Printer's Devil - A typist saves a failing newspaper by reporting disasters before they happen
10. No Time Like the Past - A scientist goes back in time to try and change history
11. The Parallel -An astronaut returns from a space flight to find things much changed during his absence
12. I Dream of Genie - A bookkeeper acquires a lamp with a genie that offers him one wish
13. The New ExhibitJohn - A museum curator keeps wax figures of five infamous killers in his basement; then murders start occurring
14. Of Late I Think of Cliffordville - An aging tycoon exchanges his fortune for a trip to the past and a new beginning
15. The Incredible World of Horace Ford - A middle-aged toy designer goes back to his childhood when he visits his old neighborhood
16. On Thursday We Leave for Home - A group of space pioneers prepare for a return trip to Earth, having failed to establish a new society on a distant planet, but the group's leader refuses to give up his authority
17. Passage on the Lady Anne - To save their marriage, a couple book a cruise on a ship whose other passengers are all old
18. The Bard - An aspiring television writer conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare and takes credit for the playwright's television script

After 120 episodes and four years there was only one more season made in 1963/64 and it went back to the 23 minute episodes (30 inc commercials) . Sterling and his team were exhausted and wanted to call it a day believing TZ had run it's course after season 4 but managed to squeeze one more season out with some cracking episodes and 36 in total.
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on 26 October 2014
This is where it all began - the grand daddy of all TV Science Fiction.

Considering these were made 51 years ago they are still outstandingly good thanks to the high quality writing of maestro Rod Serling.

Great teleplays with brilliant twists in the tale at the end - the only difference between this and earlier seasons is that you get 18 x 50 minute episodes as opposed to the earlier 25 minute episodes - this is because it almost got cancelled and was only brought back as a mid season replacement.

This leads to quite a lot of padding in several of the episodes, but the best episodes easily convert to the longer episode length, namely In His Image, Death Ship and On Thursday We Leave For Home.

Make sure you buy the Blu-Ray versions for the superior picture quality and extras, makes them look like they were filmed yesterday as they have been taken direct from the original negatives.

Shame other series aren't given this high quality treatment.

Simply Stunning, a must buy!
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on 29 August 2013
These hour long episodes are not as engaging as the 30min version. I suspect these longer episodes were made to compete with The Outer Limits of the time. All are watchable, beautifully acted and filmed. U.S. TV of even the early 60's had big budgets and run like film productions. Still a joy to watch and a handful of them do have something to say. Very fine indeed!
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VINE VOICEon 14 December 2014
The 4th season of The Twilight Zone saw a change in format. Instead of the half hour format the episodes were increased in length to an hour. This allowed for more of a build up and time to develop the characters and plot, but it also resulted in some rather pointless padding to some episodes. I have to say I really enjoyed most of the episodes in the 4th season. Death Ship with Jack Klugman being one of my favourite episode. The hour length format was not considered a success and the show reverted to its half hour length for the 5th and final season.

The blu ray is amazing with some very interesting commentary tracks and special features. The episodes have been remastered and the sound and picture quality are amazing. All 5 seasons of the original Twilight Zone are available on blu ray. I love all the series but have a real soft spot for the 4th season.
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on 6 September 2015
The description of each episode as it appears in the accompanying booklet, verbatim:
IN HIS IMAGE:
Alan Talbot doesn’t understand why his home town seems so unfamiliar, why he is driven to kill and what those noises are in his head!
THE THIRTY FATHOM GRAVE:
A mysterious clanging sound is heard from within a submerged submarine – 20 years after it was sunk by the Japanese during World War II.
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW
Philip Redfield (Ed Nelson) finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things. He is determined to escape and share the town’s secrets with the outside world.
HE'S ALIVE:
Peter Vollmer (Dennis Hopper), a small-time neo-Nazi leader, yearns for more power. Advised by a shadowy benefactor, Vollmer’s followers grow, as does his ego.
MUTE:
A 12-year-old girl (Ann Jillian) who loses her parents in a fire doesn’t speak because she has grown up in a telepathic community. The couple (Frank Overton, Barbara Baxley) who takes her in, and her teacher (Irene Daily) are determined to help her adapt to their society, no matter the cost.
DEATH SHIP
Three astronauts discover a wrecked duplicate of their spaceship and their own dead bodies! Determined to prove that they are alive, Captain Ross (Jack Klugman) launches their spaceship again… and again.
JESS-BELLE:
Billy-Ben Turner (James Best) finds himself enchanted by the beautiful Jess-Belle (Anne Francis), who soon learns the danger of buying a love-spell from a witch.
MINIATURE:
Charley Parkes (Robert Duvall) is a shy bachelor who discovers a miniature doll apparently alive inside a 19th Century dollhouse. Fascinated, he whiles away the hours peering into this little world and wishing he were part of it.
PRINTER'S DEVIL:
When a newspaper editor is at the brink of suicide as his paper is being driven out of business, the devious Mr Smith (Burgess Meredith) presents an unusual deal guaranteed to boost circulation.
NO TIME LIKE THE PAST:
Paul Driscoll (Dana Andrews) travels back in time to try to prevent some of history’s catastrophes. Unsuccessful, he decides to stay in the past without interfering until disaster strikes closer to home.
THE PARALLEL:
Astronaut Robert Gaines (Steve Forrest) finds himself back on Earth in a world very similar to, but not quite his own. Even his wife and daughter appear to be strangers.
I DREAM OF GENIE:
George P Hanley (Howard Morris) never had much success in life. But when he rubs a magic Arabian lamp and a genie (Jack Albertson) emerges to grant him one wish, he imagines all kinds of possibilities.
THE NEW EXHIBIT:
The curator (Martin Balsam) of a murderers’ row in a soon-to-be-defunct wax museum persuades the owner to let him keep the figures for a while. When his wife attempts to destroy them, a new murderous rampage begins.
OF LATE I THINK OF CLIFFORDVILLE:
William Feathersmith (Albert Salmi), a bored, wealthy businessman, gets a chance to go back in time and start over, armed with all the knowledge he’s acquired – an arsenal that’s not as powerful as he thinks.
THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF HORACE FORD:
Toy designer Horace Ford (Pat Hingle) spends most of his time reminiscing about his idyllic childhood. But when he gets the chance to go back to those years, he gets a bitter taste of reality.
ON THURSDAY WE LEAVE FOR HOME:
William Benteen (James Whitmore) has been the unquestioned leader of a stranded outpost in space for 30 years. But when a rescue ship usurps his power, he tries to force the colonists to remain
PASSAGE ON THE LADY ANNE:
In an effort to save their marriage, a young couple book passage on an old ship, which long ago was reserved for lovers. Former passengers, all now over 75, have gathered for a mysterious voyage.
THE BARD:
Jack Weston is an untalented would-be TV writer whose career takes off when the ghost of William Shakespeare writes his script. Shakespeare is appalled by the sponsor’s changes, including the casting of a macho-type actor (Burt Reynolds) to play the lead.
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on 5 February 2014
Brilliant stories as rest of series.Quality superb.These wre all filmed on 35mm film by the big studios and show how good B&W could be.Highly recommended as are rest of series.
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on 11 September 2011
There are very few TV shows that can match THE TWILIGHT ZONE in terms of enjoyablity, re-watchability, influence and pure freakin' awesomeness! Each episode tells a different story and they all have brilliant characters and more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Every single one, without fail. Despite the episodes growing to an hour in length (rather than previously being just shy of 30 minutes each), this volume remains just as strong as the previous box sets. Included in this set is about 20 episodes including the mind-messing "In His Image", "I Dream Of Genie","Minature" (staring Robert Duvall from THE GODFATHER films), "He's Alive" with the late great Dennis Hopper and my personal favourite episode, "Valley Of The Shadow" which is just insane.

The box set also has a heap load of great extras too including commentaries, radio shows, musical scores from the show, billboards, a saturday night live clip, original promos for the next episodes a photo gallery and, best of all, the Twilight Zone comic book (on the DVD-ROM). Add to that a great picture quality and you have yourself one heck of a boxset that anyone (especially a science fiction fan) would love!

Highly highly recommended!
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on 26 July 2014
good episodes, cant remember which ones I liked the best as I like all for some reason.
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on 21 June 2013
same ones as we can buy in Canada and the US, only much, much cheaper. as with all seasons, great picture and audio quality and more than enough extras to make you want to buy this even if you already bought the dvds.
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on 10 December 2014
Classic TV show Twilight Zone, takes me back this timeless classic boxset.
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