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The Twilight Zone Hall of Fame

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Welcome to the Twilight Zone Hall of Fame!

In case you're new to Hall of Fames and don't know how they work, here are the rules:

1) Since this Hall is for TV episodes and not feature length films, you're allowed to nominate either one or two episodes. You're allowed to nominate episodes from the 1959 series, the 1985 revival, the 2002 revival, and the 2019 revival. Also, if you choose to nominate two episodes, they don't have to be from the same version of the show. For example, your first nomination could be from the 1959 show and your second nomination could be from the 2002 show.

2) Send me your nomination(s) via Private Message. Since there's a limited pool of episodes you can choose from, I'll post the nominations at the bottom of this post as they come in to prevent people from submitting the same episode more than once. If you wish to join, let me know by November 19th. That will be the loose deadline for this thread, meaning that you'll have another week to join this thread before the deadline to join officially ends (which will be on November 26th, btw).

3) Everyone who joins must watch and review all the episodes nominated for this thread. You don't have to post a full, elaborate review in this thread for each episode, but you do need to say something about each episode (write at least a decently sized paragraph for each episode and you should be good).

4) The amount of time you have to watch and review all the episodes for this thread is approximately one week for every two episodes. I'll add a couple extra weeks to account for anyone who falls behind, but I recommend staying on schedule. Once I get a tally of everyone who's in this thread, I'll put up a deadline for when you have to finish everything by.

5) Once you finish watching and reviewing all of the nominations, PM me with a ranked list (where #1 is your favorite episode) of all the episodes nominated for this thread. The episodes will be scored based on where they ranked on everyone's lists, with the final reveal happening after everyone has submitted a list.

For example, if your ballot looks like this:

1) Vertigo (1958)
2) Barry Lyndon (1975)
3) Schindler's List (1993)

Vertigo would get 3 points, Barry Lyndon would get 2 points, and Schindler's List would get 1 point. The film which gets the most points wins, the film which gets the second most points will be in 2nd place, and so on.

Nominations:


Season 3 Episode 5: A Game of Pool
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Citizen Rules


Season 1 Episode 28: A Nice Place to Visit
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Torgo


Season 1 Episode 32: A Passage for Trumpet
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Citizen Rules


Season 1 Episode 30: A Stop At Willoughby
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: SpelingError


Season 1 Episode 34: The After Hours
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: PHOENIX74


Season 5 Episode 22: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: edarsenal


Season 1 Episode 11: And When the Sky Was Opened
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: gbgoodies


Season 5 Episode 31: The Encounter
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Siddon


Season 2 Episode 15: The Invaders
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Takoma11


Season 3 Episode 8: It's a Good Life
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: edarsenal


Season 3 Episode 10: The Midnight Sun
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: SpelingError


Season 1 Episode 22: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Torgo


Season 3 Episode 16: Nothing in the Dark
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Takoma11


Season 1: Episode 2: One for the Angels
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Allaby


Season 1 Episode 8: Time Enough At Last
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Siddon


Season 1: Episode 5: Walking Distance
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: Allaby


Season 2 Episode 28: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
(1959 Series)
Nominated By: gbgoodies


Season 1 Episode 2: Wordplay/Dreams For Sale/Chameleon
(1985 Revival)
Nominated By: PHOENIX74



Deadline: January 21, 2022

Reviews:

Allaby (3/18):
A Game of Pool
A Nice Place to Visit
A Passage for Trumpet
A Stop At Willoughby

Citizen Rules (7/18):
A Game of Pool
A Nice Place to Visit
A Passage for Trumpet
And When the Sky Opened
One for the Angels
Time Enough At Last
Walking Distance

edarsenal (5/18):
And When the Sky Was Opened
The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
One for the Angels
Time Enough At Last
Walking Distance

gbgoodies (0/18):

PHOENIX74 (0/18):

Siddon (0/18):

SpelingError (5/18):
A Game of Pool
A Nice Place to Visit
A Passage for Trumpet
A Stop At Willoughby
The After Hours

Takoma11 (18/18):
A Game of Pool
A Nice Place to Visit
The After Hours
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
A Passage for Trumpet
A Stop At Willoughby
And When the Sky Was Opened
The Encounter
The Invaders
It's a Good Life
The Midnight Sun
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Nothing in the Dark
One for the Angels
Time Enough At Last
Walking Distance
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up
Wordplay/Dreams For Sale/Chameleon

Torgo (4/18):
A Game of Pool
One for the Angels
The Midnight Sun
Walking Distance



Yeah, there's so many great episodes in the show.
Noms Sent...and wow, was that hard to choose or what!

I had 19 potential episodes (somebody already had picked one of them)... I went with two that aren't so well known and are a bit different, yet have something in common with each other.



I'm definitely going to check out whatever episodes get nominated for this, as I've been meaning to watch more Twilight Zone for ages. I only half remember seeing episodes here and there when I was younger, and I imagine I'd appreciate them more now.



I'm definitely going to check out whatever episodes get nominated for this, as I've been meaning to watch more Twilight Zone for ages. I only half remember seeing episodes here and there when I was younger, and I imagine I'd appreciate them more now.
There's a bunch of really good sci-fi themed TZ episodes in the original series. I almost went with two of them myself. I'm not familiar with the newer reincarnations of the TZ but I bet there's some good sci fi episodes there too.



I'm not familiar with any of the revivals of the show, so I stuck with the original show.
I did see the 1985 TZ series when it first aired, liked it too. But I've not seen the other 2 follow up shows. I didn't even know they existed.



I have seen both seasons of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, but certainly wouldn't nominate any of those episodes. They were watchable, but not particularly good or even that memorable.



I have seen both seasons of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, but certainly wouldn't nominate any of those episodes. They were watchable, but not particularly good or even that memorable.
Did you ever see The Outer Limits (1995-2002)? I thought that was a well done sci-fi anthology series.



Looks fun. Never seen it in my life to be honest. Happy watching!



Did you ever see The Outer Limits (1995-2002)? I thought that was a well done sci-fi anthology series.
I've heard of it, but I haven't seen it yet. Have you seen Tales From the Darkside, by any chance? It's hit or miss, but still worth watching.



I've heard of it, but I haven't seen it yet. Have you seen Tales From the Darkside, by any chance? It's hit or miss, but still worth watching.
Oh yeah, I never used to miss an episode. My favorite was the one with the woman on a diet who took something that caused her to halucinate that the food was alive with little faces and would scream when she ate them!



@gbgoodies expressed some interest in this.

Thanks for the heads up. I'm in.

I just sent you a PM with one of my two nominations. I'm still deciding on my second nom. (I have it narrowed down to 5 possible choices.)
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There's a bunch of really good sci-fi themed TZ episodes in the original series. I almost went with two of them myself. I'm not familiar with the newer reincarnations of the TZ but I bet there's some good sci fi episodes there too.
I'm not familiar with any of the revivals of the show, so I stuck with the original show.
I've seen a few episodes of the 1980s series. They were okay, but not as good as the original series.


I have seen both seasons of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, but certainly wouldn't nominate any of those episodes. They were watchable, but not particularly good or even that memorable.
I tried watching a few episodes of Jordan Peele's series. They were pretty bad.