‘Zone’ Enough At Last

(Above: Burgess Meredith in “Time Enough At Last.” Source: IMDb)

Another year, another Twilight Zone marathon.

Decades will continue a TV tradition of Twilight Zone New Year’s binges starting Tuesday, December 31, at 7 am ET and continuing all day January 1.

Classic episodes include:

December 31

8:30 am — “Love Live Walter Jameson.” Invasion of the Body Snatcher‘s Kevin McCarthy is a man with a past — quite a past.

11:30 am — “Where is Everybody?” Police Woman‘s Earl Holliman would sure like to know.

3:30 pm — “One More Pallbearer.” Dr. No‘s Joseph Wiseman, a grudge-nursing man with a long memory, demands an apology from three people in his bomb shelter.

7 pm — “It’s a Good Life.” Lost in Space‘s Billy Mumy is Anthony Freemont, a little boy who wants — no, demands — constant affirmation.

9 pm — “Time Enough At Last.” Twilight Zone veteran Burgess Meredith finds he has some spare time on his hands to catch up on some reading.

January 1

Above: “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” Source: Wikimedia

1:30 am — “Kick the Can.” Folks at a retirement home rediscover their youth by kicking around recyclables.

11 am — “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” Sheriff Lobo‘s Claude Akins and his neighbors wonder, ‘What’s with the blinking lights?’

12:30 pm — “A Stop at Willoughby.” One man’s pressure-cooker job causes him to reconsider his commute.

3 pm — “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” Star Trek‘s William Shatner thinks he sees a creature on the wing of his plane — and it’s not a Klingon.

Visit Decades for a complete listing of episode times and descriptions.

Decades can be seen free over the air via an antenna hooked up to your TV set, and also on cable in many markets. For local channel numbers, visit Decades’ “Where to Watch” page.

Streaming Options

Can’t wait until December 31 to start watching the Zone?

You can stream all five seasons (1959 to 1964) of the original series with subscriptions to Hulu or CBS All Access; episodes from some seasons are also available via other subscription streaming services. You can buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Vudu and other providers, or find episodes to stream for free on Dailymotion.

Finally, from the annals of short-attention-span theater, here’s a two-minute rendering of “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.”

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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