‘Twilight Zone’ Holiday

Wondering where to catch the July 4 Twilight Zone marathon this year?

Over-the-air channel Decades will continue the Independence Day television tradition, showing 76 episodes, starting at noon ET on Saturday, July 3, with the suburban nightmare, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.”

The binge concludes Monday, July 6, at 5:30 am ET with “Static,” about a man who doesn’t like TV too much.

Other noteworthy episodes, and their air times, include:

Saturday, July 3

5:30 pm – “It’s a Good Life.” Little Anthony Fremont wants you to like him — and you’d better.

6:30 pm – “The Howling Man.” John Carradine has imprisoned a bedraggled man in his monastery. He may look harmless, but you’d better not let him out.

7:30 pm — “Time Enough At Last.” Burgess Meredith suddenly finds he has a lot of time on his hands — and unlimited borrowing privileges at the local library.

Sunday, July 4

1:30pm – “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” William Shatner returns as a white-knuckled airline passenger.

3 pm – “To Serve Man.” Richard Kiel arrives on earth holding a mysterious book.

4 pm – “Living Doll.” Telly Savalas takes on “Talking Tina” and things don’t end well.

8 pm – “The Eye of the Beholder.” The Beverly Hillbillies‘ Donna Douglas desperately hopes a face-lift will help her fit in.

"The Eye of the Beholder" The Twilight Zone on Decades
(Above: “The Eye of the Beholder.” Source: YouTube video)

You can find a complete listing of episodes with descriptions at decades.com/binge.

Decades can be seen free over the air via an antenna hooked up to your TV set. For local channel numbers, visit Decades’ Where to Watch.

Other ‘Zone’ Options

You can stream the original five seasons of The Twilight Zone (1959-1964), hosted by series creator Rod Serling, with subscriptions to Paramount+ or Hulu. You can buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Vudu or other providers.

The Twilight Zone also airs weeknights at 12:30 am ET and Sundays at midnight on over-the-air channel MeTV. You can watch MeTV for free via an antenna connected to your TV set. To find your local channel number, visit MeTV’s Where to Watch.

(Above: ‘The Twilight Zone’ host Rod Serling. Source: YouTube video)

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2 thoughts on “‘Twilight Zone’ Holiday”

  1. They took off the decades channel on my network for some reason there is a start channel there in place and I cannot get the Twilight zone marathon very disheartening I wish they would have not taken it off.

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