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1 - Shatterday

Original title : Shatterday
First Aired : 27.09.1985 (USA) - 24.02.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Harlan Ellison
Cast : John Carlyle (Clerk), Bruce Willis (Peter Jay Novins), Seth Isler (Alter Ego), Anthony Grumbach (Bellboy), Dan Gilvezan (Bartender), Murukh (Woman at Bank)

The Story : A man named Peter Jay Novins accidentally dials his home phone number, and it's answered by Peter Jay Novins.

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2 - A Little Peace and Quiet

Original title : A Little Peace and Quiet
First Aired : 27.09.1985 (USA) - 24.02.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : James Crocker
Cast : Todd Allen (Man), Melinda Dillon (Penny), Pamela Gordon (Shopper (uncredited)), Joshua Harris (Russell Jr.), Clare Nono (Newscaster), Greg Mullavey (Russell), Virginya Keehne (Susan), Brittany Wilson (Janet), Elma V. Jackson (First Shopper), Pamela Gordon (Second Shopper), Laura Waterbury (Third Shopper), Isabelle Walker (Preppy Girl), Judith Barsi (Bertie)

The Story : A harried housewife finds a medallion that gives her the power to freeze time.

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3 - Wordplay

Original title : Wordplay
First Aired : 04.10.1985 (USA) - 03.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast : Robert Klein (Bill Lowery), Annie Potts (Kathy Lowery), Adam Raber (Donnie), Robert J. Downey (Mr. Miller), Brian Bradley (Hotshot), Bernard Behrens (Older Salesman), Anne Betancourt (Admitting Nurse), William Peugh (Man in Elevator), Helene Udy (Woman #1), Mimi Neyer-Craven (Receptionist), Brynja Willis (Secretary), Russ Marin (Doctor), Alexandra Morgan (Nurse #1), Lee Arnone (Nurse #2), Raye Birk (Bearded Man), Joseph Whipp (Doug Seaver), Dwier Brown (Robbie)

The Story : A salesman is horrified and frustrated when everyone else inexplicably starts to speak English with the words completely jumbled from their original meanings.

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4 - Dreams for Sale

Original title : Dreams for Sale
First Aired : 04.10.1985 (USA) - 03.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Tommy Lee Wallace
Writing credits : Joe Gannon
Cast : Meg Foster (Dreamer), David Hayward (Paul), Lee Anthony (Rescue Technician), Kristi Purdy (Twin #1), Deanna Purdy (Twin #2), Vincent Guastaferro (Dream Technician)

The Story : A woman finds that a relaxing outdoor picnic with her family is nothing more than an escapist fantasy being beamed directly into her brain.

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5 - Chameleon

Original title : Chameleon
First Aired : 04.10.1985 (USA) - 03.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : James Crocker
Cast : Terry O'Quinn (Curt Lockridge), Ben Piazza (Dr. Vaugh Heilman), John Ashton (Chief Bradley Simmons), Steve Howell Bassett (Gerald Tyson), Iona Morris (Annie), Alma Martinez (Teresa Rojas), Chad Hayes (Peter Iverson), Lin Shaye (Woman in Tank)

The Story : A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up. They discover that they have a shape-changing alien in their holding tank that poses a danger to all.

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6 - Healer

Original title : Healer
First Aired : 11.10.1985 (USA) - 10.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Writing credits : Michael Bryant
Cast : Eric Bogosian (Jackie Thompson), Vincent Gardenia (Harry), Robert Costanzo (Joseph Rubello), Adam Ferris (deaf boy), Joaquin Martinez (Duende), Lauren Levin (Amanda's Mom), Anthony Johnson (Guard), Vivian Bonnell (black woman), Ed Levey (1st neighbor), Joy Pankin (deaf boy's mother), Anthony S. Johnson (Guard)

The Story : Jackie Thompson steals a unique stone from a museum. Wounded during his escape, he finds that it has healing powers and becomes a faith healer. But he loses his way, giving in to greed and the stone stops working.

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7 - Children's Zoo

Original title : Children's Zoo
First Aired : 11.10.1985 (USA) - 10.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Robert Downey
Writing credits : Chris Hubbell, Gerrit Graham
Cast : Jack Taloe (Caged Man #3), Al Alu (Caged Man #4), Kerry Slattery (Caged Woman #1), Sandy Brown Wyeth (Caged Woman #2), Pamela Brown (Caged Woman #3), Virginia Morris (Caged Woman #4), Lorna Luft (Sheila Cunningham), Steven Keats (Martin Cunningham), Jaclyn Bernstein (Debbie Cunningham), Sydney Walsh (Melody), Don Paul (Caged Man #2), Wes Craven (Caged Man)

The Story : A little girl's parents are always fighting and screaming at each other. She takes them to the Children's Zoo with a special invitation and she gets something very special, something her parents could not even imagine.

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8 - Kentucky Rye

Original title : Kentucky Rye
First Aired : 11.10.1985 (USA) - 10.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : John Hancock
Writing credits : Delree Todd, Chip Duncan, Richard Krzemien
Cast : Jeffrey DeMunn (Bob Spindler), Michael Greene (Irving), Philip Bruns (Old Man), Arliss Howard (Stranger), Clarence Felder (Randy), Scott Jaeck (Pete), John DeMita (George), Brad Burlingame (Larry), Rosemarie Thomas (Nancy), Gloria Rusch (Laura), Lisa Long (Debbie), John Davey (Officer #1), Tim Russ (Officer #2)

The Story : Bob Spindler, a drunk driver, arrives at the "Kentucky Rye" bar where the customers are all victims of drunk drivers.

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9 - Little Boy Lost

Original title : Little Boy Lost
First Aired : 18.10.1985 (USA) - 17.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Tommy Lee Wallace
Writing credits : Lynn Barker
Cast : Nicolas Surovy (Greg), Nancy Kyes (Frumpy Housewife), Scott Grimes (Kenny), Season Hubley (Carol Shelton)

The Story : A photographer, torn between taking a plum overseas assignment and getting married, meets a strangely familiar little boy.

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10 - Wish Bank

Original title : Wish Bank
First Aired : 18.10.1985 (USA) - 17.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Rick Friedberg
Writing credits : Michael Cassutt
Cast : Dee Wallace Stone (Janice Hamill), Julie Carmen (Mary Ellen), Julie Payne (clerk), Harvey Vernon (Mr. Willoughby), Peter Land (Mr. Brent)

The Story : Janice finds a magic lamp at a garage sale. Restrictions and lots of paperwork apply for her three wishes.

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11 - Nightcrawlers

Original title : Nightcrawlers
First Aired : 18.10.1985 (USA) - 17.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : William Friedkin
Writing credits : Philip DeGuere, Robert R. McCammon
Cast : Scott Paulin (Price), James Whitmore Jr. (Dennis Wells), Robert Swain (Bob), Exene Cervenka (Waitress), Sandy Martin (Lindy), Bobby Bass (Ray), Matt Levin (Ricky)

The Story : A highway trooper stops by a diner during a rainstorm where a Vietnam veteran's nightmares come to life.

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12 - If She Dies

Original title : If She Dies
First Aired : 25.10.1985 (USA) - 24.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : John Hancock
Writing credits : David Bennett Carren
Cast : Andrea Barber (Cathy Marano), Tony Lo Bianco (Paul Marano), Jenny Lewis (Sarah), Nan Martin (Sister Agnes), John Gowans (Dr. Brice), Donna-Jean Lansing (Nun), Adele Miller (Nurse)

The Story : A year after his wife died a man is involved in a car accident that leaves his young daughter in a coma. On his way home the man has a vision.

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13 - Ye Gods

Original title : Ye Gods
First Aired : 25.10.1985 (USA) - 24.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Anne Collins
Cast : David Dukes (Todd Ettinger), Robert Morse (Cupid), Carolyn Seymour (Magaera), John Myhers (Bacchus), Andrew Masset (Peter), Patti Karr (April), Ingrid Boulting (Woman)

The Story : Cupid arrives in the modern world. A love spell for his target does not work as well as he hopes.

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14 - Examination Day

Original title : Examination Day
First Aired : 01.11.1985 (USA) - 31.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Philip DeGuere, Henry Slesar
Cast : David Mendenhall (Dickie Jordan), Christopher Allport (Richard Jordan), Elizabeth Norment (Ruth Jordan), Ed Krieger (Clerk #1), Myrna White (Clerk #2), Jeffrey Alan Chandler (Clerk #3)

The Story : In the far future, twelve-year-old Dickie must take the government intelligence test.

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10.0
3 votes

15 - A Message from Charity

Original title : A Message from Charity
First Aired : 01.11.1985 (USA) - 31.03.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, William M. Lee
Cast : Kerry Noonan (Charity Paine), Duncan McNeill (Peter Wood), Vanessa Brown (Aunt Beulah), Gerald Hiken (Squire Jonas Hacker), James Cromwell (Obediah Paine), Michael Fox (Tom Carter), Jennifer Parsons (Ursula Miller), Jack Wells (Dr. Maxwell), Phil Proctor (Mr. Wood), Barbara Lindsay (Mrs. Wood)

The Story : A 16-year old in 1985 finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl in 1700. Her knowledge of the future gets her accused of being a witch.

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16 - Teacher's Aide

Original title : Teacher's Aide
First Aired : 08.11.1985 (USA) - 07.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : B.W.L. Norton
Writing credits : Steven Barnes
Cast : Adrienne Barbeau (Miss Peters), Adam Postil (Wizard), Miguel Nunez, Jr. (Trojan), Josh Richman (Fury), Noelle Harling (Amanda), Al Christy (security guard), Susanne Sasson (Jennifer), Richard Brainard (younger brother), Sarah Partridge (student teacher), Brian Robbins (12th grader), Fred Morsell (Hugh Costin)

The Story : A teacher on a violent and gang-infested high school has trouble controlling her students. The building is warded by some mysterious gargoyles, which give some special powers to the teacher.

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17 - Paladin of the Lost Hour

Original title : Paladin of the Lost Hour
First Aired : 08.11.1985 (USA) - 07.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Gilbert Cates
Writing credits : Harlan Ellison
Cast : Danny Kaye (Gaspar), Glynn Turman (Billy Kinetta), John Bryant (Punk #1), Corkey Ford (Punk #2), Mike Reynolds (Driver)

The Story : A Vietnam vet named Billy saves an old man named Gasper from a mugging at a cemetery. He discovers that this old man holds the future of time in his watch.

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18 - Act Break

Original title : Act Break
First Aired : 15.11.1985 (USA) - 14.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Ted Flicker
Writing credits : Haskell Barkin
Cast : James Coco (Maury Winkler), Bob Dishy (Harry/Shakespeare), Avery Schreiber (Landlord)

The Story : A landlord hounds a playwright named Maury for his rent. When the playwright's partner dies of a heart attack, Maury wishes he could have the greatest playwright ever as his partner. Maury is transported back in time and meets Shakespeare.

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19 - The Burning Man

Original title : The Burning Man
First Aired : 15.11.1985 (USA) - 14.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : J.D. Feigelson
Writing credits : J.D. Feigelson, Ray Bradbury
Cast : Danny Cooksey (Boy), Piper Laurie (Aunt Neva), André Gower (Doug), Roberts Blossom (The Man)

The Story : During a heat wave in the 1930s a woman and her nephew enjoy a drive in the country. They encounter a strange man who wants a ride.

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20 - Dealer's Choice

Original title : Dealer's Choice
First Aired : 15.11.1985 (USA) - 14.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : Donald Todd
Cast : Morgan Freeman (Tony), Dan Hedaya (Nick/The Devil), Barney Martin (Marty), Garrett Morris (Jake), M. Emmet Walsh (Peter)

The Story : A last-minute replacement player at a Friday night poker game elicits suspicions from the others as a result of his uncanny ability to draw the same cards with each hand dealt.

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21 - Dead Woman's Shoes

Original title : Dead Woman's Shoes
First Aired : 22.11.1985 (USA) - 21.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont, Lynn Barker, OCee Ritch
Cast : Jeffrey Tambor (Kyle Montgomery), Theresa Saldana (Inez), Sasha von Scherler (Eileen), Hardy Rawls (Hyatt), Lance E. Nichols (Cabbie), Pia Gronning (Susan Montgomery), Helen Mirren (Maddie Duncan), Robert Pastorelli (Man), Tyra Ferrell (Maid), Julie Dolan (Girl), Leslie Bega (Girl)

The Story : Shy Maddie finds a pair of shoes and after trying them on, is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a rich murdered woman.

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22 - Wong's Lost and Found Emporium

Original title : Wong's Lost and Found Emporium
First Aired : 22.11.1985 (USA) - 21.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, William F. Wu
Cast : Brian Tochi (David Wong), Anna Marja Poon (Melinda), Carol Bruce (Mrs. Whitford), Stacy Keach, Sr. (Elderly Man), Jack Jozefson (Cashier), Marty Levy (Customer)

The Story : David Wong searches for something he lost. He seeks the Lost and Found Emporium where he finds others looking for their lost items.

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23 - The Shadow Man

Original title : The Shadow Man
First Aired : 29.11.1985 (USA) - 28.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Joe Dante
Writing credits : Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast : Heather Haase (Liana Ames), Jonathan Ward (Danny Hays), Jeff Calhoun (Shadow Man), Kathleem Coyne (Mother), Tricia Bartholome (Redhead Girl), Julia Hendler (Girl with Braces), Melissa Moultrie (Janie), Chris Gosch (Boy #1), Marc Bentley (Boy with Glasses), Jason Presson (Eric), Michael Rich (Peter), Amy O'Neill (Blonde Girl)

The Story : A frightened boy finds comfort and misplaced courage after he sees the Shadow Man coming out from under his bed and it promises not to harm him.

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24 - The Uncle Devil Show

Original title : The Uncle Devil Show
First Aired : 29.11.1985 (USA) - 28.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : David Steinberg
Writing credits : Donald Todd
Cast : Wendy Phillips (Mom), Murphy Dunne (Uncle Devil), Gregory Mier (Joey), Joel Polis (Dad)

The Story : Parents don't realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.

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25 - Opening Day

Original title : Opening Day
First Aired : 29.11.1985 (USA) - 28.04.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : John Milius
Writing credits : Gerrit Graham, Chris Hubbell
Cast : Gary Hollis (Guest), Frank McRae (Sheriff), Shelby Billington (Girl at Party), Michael Nissman (Ned), Shawn Donahue (Joe, Jr.), Martin Kove (Joe), Jeffrey Jones (Carl), Molly Morgan (Kerry), Elan Oberon (Sally)

The Story : A woman and her lover plan to kill her husband on the first day of duck season. But in the Twilight Zone, the lover learns what it feels like to be the other man.

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26 - The Beacon

Original title : The Beacon
First Aired : 06.12.1985 (USA) - 19.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Gerd Oswald
Writing credits : Martin Pasko, Rebecca Parr
Cast : Giovanni Ribisi (Teddy), Hayley Taylor Block (Katie), Scott Lincoln (Trooper), Martin Landau (William Cooper-James), Cheryl Anderson (Mary Ann), Charles Martin Smith (Dr. Dennis Barrows)

The Story : A physician with car trouble is stuck in an isolated village where the people seem to fear their lighthouse beacon.

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27 - One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty

Original title : One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty
First Aired : 06.12.1985 (USA) - 19.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Don Carlos Dunaway
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Harlan Ellison
Cast : Peter Riegert (Harry Rosenthal), Chris Hebert (Young Gus Rosenthal), Jack Kehoe (Lou), Barbara Tarbuck (Sarita), Susan Wheeler Duff (The Woman), Biff Yeager (Cab Driver), Gary Karp (Jack Wheeldon)

The Story : Angry with his adult life, a man, Gus Rosenthal, returns to his childhood stomping ground in Ohio and while digging up an old toy soldier finds himself transported back to when he was a boy. Taking on the guise of a writer he meets himself as a child - angry, frustrated and misunderstood. Taking the name of 'Harry Rosenthal', Gus tries to guide his younger self but sickens from his place out-of-time. When he has to leave he tells his younger self to stay behind...which was what frustrated himself as a child and led to him being so angry throughout his life. Returning to his own time, the old Gus returns to his life, sadder but wiser.

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28 - Her Pilgrim Soul

Original title : Her Pilgrim Soul
First Aired : 13.12.1985 (USA) - 12.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Wes Craven
Writing credits : Alan Brennert
Cast : Kristoffer Tabori (Kevin Drayton), Anne Twomey (Nola Granville), Gary Cole (Daniel), Wendy Girard (Carol), Katherine Wallach (Susan), Richard McGonagle (Lester), Betsy Licon (Nola, age 5), Danica McKellar (Nola, age 10)

The Story : Two scientists named Kevin and Daniel are experimenting with a holographic device. One day they are confronted with a fetus in their machine. Growing, it becomes a woman whose life story fascinates and allures Kevin.

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29 - I of Newton

Original title : I of Newton
First Aired : 13.12.1985 (USA) - 12.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Kenneth Gilbert
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Rockne S. O'Bannon, Joe Haldeman
Cast : Sherman Hemsley (Sam), Ron Glass (Demon)

The Story : A mathemetics professor accidentally makes a bargain with the devil and has to figure a way out.

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30 - Night of the Meek

Original title : Night of the Meek
First Aired : 20.12.1985 (USA) - 05.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Martha Coolidge
Writing credits : Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast : Richard Mulligan (Henry Corwin), William Atherton (Dundee), Joanne Baron (Mrs. Beacham), Elizabeth Gracen, Hugo Stanger (Dobson), Teddy Wilson, Patricia Wilson (woman caroler), Larenz Tate (older brother), Brian Muehl (father), Muriel Minot (mother of little girl), Shelby Leverington (mother), Jeff Kober (young cop), Monty Ash (old man), Charles Sweigart (bartender), Enid Rodgers (spinster), Toria Crosby (little girl), Bill Henderson (policeman), Wilson Camp (man), Beth Ward (girl with glasses), Wayne Morton (manager), Benji Gregory (boy), Paul Stout (boy), Georgia Schmidt (wife), Harry Governick (man on roof), Phyllis Ehrlich (woman on phone), Thomas F. Duffy (businessman)

The Story : A down-on-his-luck department store Santa shows the store's owner the true meaning of Christmas.

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31 - But Can She Type?

Original title : But Can She Type?
First Aired : 20.12.1985 (USA) - 05.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Shelley Levinson
Writing credits : Alan Brennert
Cast : Jonathan Frakes (Single Guy), Pam Dawber (Karen Billings), Charles Levin (Burt), Jeannie Elias (Marcy), Deborah Harmon (Hostess), Michael Prince (Rehnquist), Jolina Collins (Model), Douglas Blair (Limo Driver), Ken Sagoes (Workman)

The Story : A frazzled secretary is transported to a parallel universe where it is a profession with enormous respect and compensation.

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32 - The Star

Original title : The Star
First Aired : 20.12.1985 (USA) - 05.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Gerd Oswald
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Arthur C. Clarke
Cast : Fritz Weaver (Fr. Matthew Costigan), Donald Moffat (Dr. Chandler), Elizabeth Huddle (Captain Durant)

The Story : A starship finds the star of Bethlehem and the remnants of a civilization that died when it went nova.

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33 - Still Life

Original title : Still Life
First Aired : 03.01.1986 (USA) - 26.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Gerrit Graham, Chris Hubbell
Cast : Robert Carradine (Daniel), Marilyn Jones (Becky), John Carradine (Prof. Alex Stottel)

The Story : Finding an old trunk, a couple realizes that it has a false bottom containing a 70-year-old film from the Amazon.

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34 - The Little People of Killany Woods

Original title : The Little People of Killany Woods
First Aired : 03.01.1986 (USA) - 26.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : J.D. Feigelson
Writing credits : J.D. Feigelson
Cast : Hamilton Camp (Liam O'Shaughnessey), Michael Aldridge (Mike), James Scally (Kelly), Tim Donoghue (Eddie Donovan), Anthony Palmer (McGinty), Hal Landon Jr. (O'Dell), Pat Crawford Brown (Mrs. Finnegan)

The Story : An Irishman who has regaled his fellow pub-goers for years with stories of Leprechauns attracts unwelcome attention when he starts paying his debts with bits of gold.

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35 - The Misfortune Cookie

Original title : The Misfortune Cookie
First Aired : 03.01.1986 (USA) - 26.05.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Allan Arkush
Writing credits : Steven Rae, Charles E. Fritch
Cast : Elliott Gould (Harry Folger), Bennett Ohta (Mr. Lee), Caroline Lagerfelt (April Hamilton), Frederick Coffin (Max), Claire Carter (Glamorous Gourmette), John G. Scanlon (O'Malley), Elven Harvard (Guard), Al Leong (Proprietor)

The Story : A vicious food critic meets his fate through fortune cookies that always tell the future.

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36 - Monsters!

Original title : Monsters!
First Aired : 24.01.1986 (USA) - 02.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : B.W.L. Norton
Writing credits : Robert Crais
Cast : Bruce Solomon (Mr. Michaels), Ralph Bellamy (Emile Francis Bendictson), Lewis Dauber (Lou), Teryn Jenkins, Mary-Margaret Lewis, Roger Hampton (mover), Eve Brenner (neighbor), Oliver Robins (Toby Michaels), Kathleen Lloyd (Mrs. Michaels)

The Story : A young monster fan meets a new neighbor who claims to be a vampire.

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37 - A Small Talent for War

Original title : A Small Talent for War
First Aired : 24.01.1986 (USA) - 02.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Claudia Weill
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Carter Scholz
Cast : John Glover (Alien Ambassador), Peter Michael Goetz (American Diplomat), Stefan Gierasch (Russian Diplomat), Fran Bennett (UN Chairman), Jose Santana (U.S. Aide), Gillian Eaton (British Delegate), Richard Brestoff (British Aide)

The Story : When an alien visitor tells delegates at the United Nations that humanity will be exterminated because it has "a small talent for war," the countries of the world struggle to forge a disarmament treaty before the visitor's deadline.

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38 - A Matter of Minutes

Original title : A Matter of Minutes
First Aired : 24.01.1986 (USA) - 02.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Sheldon Larry
Writing credits : Harlan Ellison, Rockne S. O'Bannon, Theodore Sturgeon
Cast : Adam Arkin (Michael Wright), Karen Austin (Maureen Wright), Adolph Caesar (Supervisor), Marianne Muellerleile (First Woman in Accident), Alan David Gelman (Heavyset Man)

The Story : A young couple wakes up one morning to find their street mysteriously devoid of people and blue-suited workers constructing everything in their world.

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39 - The Elevator

Original title : The Elevator
First Aired : 31.01.1986 (USA) - 16.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : R.L. Thomas
Writing credits : Ray Bradbury
Cast : Stephen Geoffreys (Will), Robert Prescott (Roger), Brandon Bluhm (Young Will), Douglas Emerson (Young Roger)

The Story : Two twenty-something brothers go to their father's laboratory to steal his fathers' growth serum research and sell for their own profit. They find a web-like material, which tastes great. They find large plants. Some plants have increased in size more than others. Then they find animals that have also grown in different degrees of magnitude, but they are all dead.

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40 - To See the Invisible Man

Original title : To See the Invisible Man
First Aired : 31.01.1986 (USA) - 16.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Noel Black
Writing credits : Steven Barnes, Robert Silverberg
Cast : Cotter Smith (Mitchell Chaplin), Whit Hertford (boy), Peter Hobbs (blind man), Jack Gallagher (comic), Dean Fortunato (tough), Karlene Crockett (invisible woman), Chris McCarty (businessman), Bonnie Campbell-Britton (woman), Steve Peterson (server), Mary-Robin Redd (Margaret), Richard Jamison (guard #1), Kenneth Danziger (maitre d'), Terri Lynn Wood (crying girl)

The Story : For the crime of emotional coldness, Mitchell Chaplin is sentenced to social invisibility for a year.

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41 - Tooth and Consequences

Original title : Tooth and Consequences
First Aired : 31.01.1986 (USA) - 16.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Robert Downey
Writing credits : Haskell Barkin
Cast : Kenneth Mars (Tooth Fairy), David Birney (Dr. Myron Mandel), Martin Azarow (Man), Nat Bernstein (Hobo), Oliver Clark (Dr. Walter Pinkham), Mina Kolb (Mrs. Taylor), Teresa Ganzel (Lydia Bixby), Jack Lindine (Hobo #2), Mitzi McCall (Middle-Aged Woman), Ermal Williamson (Mr. Frank), Peggy Pope (Mrs. Schulman), Jane Ralston (Receptionist), Ron Ross (Hobo #3), Harry Stephens (Eating Hobo)

The Story : Dentist Myron Mandel believes his patients hate him. When the tooth fairy appears, he makes a wish to be loved.

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42 - Welcome to Winfield

Original title : Welcome to Winfield
First Aired : 07.02.1986 (USA) - 23.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Bruce Bilson
Writing credits : Les Enloe
Cast : Elisha Cook Jr. (Weldon), Alan Fudge (Sherriff), Henry Gibson (Mayor Abe), Jonathan Caliri (Matt Winnaker), Gerrit Graham (Griffin St. George), Dennis Fimple (Ray Bob), Chip Heller (Elton), Sally Klein (Mamie), Claudia Bryar (Townsperson #1), David Morick (Townsperson #2), JoAnn Willette (Lori Bodell)

The Story : A grim reaper tracking a fleeing young man whose soul he is collecting follows the trail to an town seemingly from the Old West.

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43 - Quarantine

Original title : Quarantine
First Aired : 07.02.1986 (USA) - 23.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Martha Coolidge
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Philip DeGuere, Steven Bochco
Cast : Scott Wilson (Matthew Forman), Tess Harper (Sarah), Larry Riley (Joshua), D.W. Brown (John), Jeanne Mori (Irene)

The Story : A peaceful post-war society that shuns technology awakens a man from suspended animation and asks him to reactivate some old defense satellites as a defense against an approaching meteor.

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44 - Gramma

Original title : Gramma
First Aired : 14.02.1986 (USA) - 30.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Bradford May
Writing credits : Stephen King, Harlan Ellison
Cast : Barrett Oliver (Georgie), Darlanne Fluegel (Mother), Frederick Long (Gramma)

The Story : A young boy is left to care for his old, scary grandmother. He finally confronts his fears and steps up to her…

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45 - Personal Demons

Original title : Personal Demons
First Aired : 14.02.1986 (USA) - 30.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast : Martin Balsam (Rockne O'Bannon), Joshua Shelley (Herman Gold), Clive Revill (Agent), Marlena Giovi (Widow), Penny Baker (Pam), Stephen Flanigan (Gary), Tommy Madden (Creature #1), Billy Curtis (Creature), Gary Friedkin (Creature), Kevin Thompson (Creature), Don Frishman (Creature), Lou Carry (Creature), Jerry Maren (Creature)

The Story : A screenwriter is having writer's block when strange impish creatures start haunting him. Sadly, only he can see them.

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46 - Cold Reading

Original title : Cold Reading
First Aired : 14.02.1986 (USA) - 30.06.1986 (FRANCE)
Director : Gus Trikonis
Writing credits : Martin Pasko, Rebecca Parr
Cast : Dick Shawn (Nelson Westbrook), Lawrence Poindexter (Milo Trent), Janet Carroll (Marilyn Cavendish), Joel Brooks (Jack Holland), Annette McCarthy (Carla), Ralph Manza (Sol), Kevin Scannell (Announcer), Mike Pniewski (Page), Paul Keith (Paul Loomis), Thomas Bellin (Ed Winter), Jon Melichar

The Story : Actors in a radio play find everything they say becoming reality.

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47 - The Leprechaun Artist

Original title : The Leprechaun Artist
First Aired : 21.02.1986 (USA)
Director : Tommy Lee Wallace
Writing credits : James Crocker, Tommy Lee Wallace
Cast : Bradley Gregg (Richie), Danny Nucci (Buddy), James Hess (Sgt. Brewer), Marguerite De Lain (J.P.'s Mom), Burr Middleton (Richie's Dad), Chuck Stransky (Buddy's Dad), Melinda Peterson (Buddy's Mom)

The Story : Vacationing in the United States, an Irish leprechaun is caught by three boys. To be freed, he must grant them three wishes.

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48 - Dead Run

Original title : Dead Run
First Aired : 21.02.1986 (USA)
Director : Paul Tucker
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Greg Bear
Cast : Gregory Wagrowski (Unknown), Pat Ast (Fat Woman), Lisa Cloud (Woman #1), Brad Fisher (Ferret), Gertrude Flynn (Elderly Woman), John Barlow (Trucker #2), Paul Jenkins (Trucker #3), Virginia Lantry (Young Girl), James Lashly (Merle), John D. LeMay (Gay Man), Nancy Lenehan (Woman Addict), Brian Libby (Employee #1), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Mean Looking Man), Ebbe Roe Smith (Gary Frick), Brent Spiner (Draft Dodger), Steve Railsback (Johnny Davis), John de Lancie (Manager), Barry Corbin (Pete Siekovich), Howard Mungo (Employee #2)

The Story : A truck driver accepts a job to deliver souls to Hell.

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49 - Profile in Silver

Original title : Profile in Silver
First Aired : 07.03.1986 (USA)
Director : John Hancock
Writing credits : J. Neil Schulman
Cast : Barbara Baxley (Dr. Kate Wange), Jerry Hardin (Lyndon B. Johnson), Ken Hill (presidential aide), Huck Liggett (texan), Lane Smith (Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald), Louis Giambalvo (Livingstone), Andrew Robinson (John F. Kennedy)

The Story : A time traveling researcher attending the assassination of John F. Kennedy impulsively changes history.

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50 - Button, Button

Original title : Button, Button
First Aired : 07.03.1986 (USA)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : Basil Hoffman (Steward), Brad Davis (Arthur Lewis), Mare Winningham (Norma)

The Story : An unhappy couple is given an unusual offer. Push a button on a box and someone they don't know will die, but they will get $200,000.

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51 - Need to Know

Original title : Need to Know
First Aired : 21.03.1986 (USA)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Mary Sheldon, Sidney Sheldon
Cast : Frances McDormand (Amanda), William Petersen (Edward Sayers), Robin Gammel (Jeffrey Potts), Ellen Albertini Dow (Mrs. Hotchkiss), Harold Ayer (Mr. Strickland), Eldon Quick (Dr. Benitz), Shay Garner (Dr. Fall), Ray Ballard (Jack Henries), Clarence Brown (Wiley Whitlow)

The Story : In a little town people start going crazy. Edward Sayers is sent by the state senator to investigate. He makes the usual tests but doesn't find anything. He traces it to one person with a very special secret...

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52 - Red Snow

Original title : Red Snow
First Aired : 21.03.1986 (USA)
Director : Jeannot Szwarc
Writing credits : Michael Cassutt
Cast : George Dzundza (Colonel Ilyanov), Barry Miller (Provin), Vladimir Skomarovsky (Titov), Victoria Tennant (Valentina), Andrew Divoff (Vladimir), Lillian Adams (Babushka), Jack Ross Obney (Grishenko), Kimberly Ann Morris (Galya), Mike Kulcsar (Golodkin), Tom Maier (Villager), Rod Colbin (Minister)

The Story : A KGB investigator is sent to Siberia to investigate the deaths of communist party officials. Later, he discovers that Stalin's exiles are alive and well. He also discovers dead people drained of blood.

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53 - Take My Life... Please!

Original title : Take My Life... Please!
First Aired : 28.03.1986 (USA)
Director : Gus Trikonis
Writing credits : Gordon Mitchell
Cast : Tim Thomerson (Billy Diamond), Ray Buktenica (Max), Xander Berkeley (Dave), Jim McKrell (Marty)

The Story : A comedian is killed by the one from whom he stole his work from. When he comes to, he is in one strange stage show, but there is something extremely wrong...

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54 - Devil's Alphabet

Original title : Devil's Alphabet
First Aired : 28.03.1986 (USA)
Director : Ben Bolt
Writing credits : Robert Hunter, Arthur Gray
Cast : Ben Cross (Frederick), Hywel Bennett (Grant), Robert Schenkkan (Eli), Wayne Alexander (Cornelius), Ethan Phillips (Deaver), Osmund Bullock (Andrew), Jim Piddock (Brian), Stuart Dowling (Creditor), Christopher Carroll (Chimney Sweep), Christopher Grove (Assistant Chimney Sweep)

The Story : In Victorian England, a group of college friends, the Devil's Alphabet Society, pledges to meet every year, even if death takes them. As the years pass, many meet with gruesome ends, yet the members continue to meet.

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55 - The Library

Original title : The Library
First Aired : 28.03.1986 (USA)
Director : John Hancock
Writing credits : Anne Collins
Cast : Frances Conroy (Ellen Pendleton), Uta Hagen (Gloria), Lori Petty (Lori Pendleton), Joe Santos (Doug Kelleher), Candy Azzara (Carla), Alan Blumenfeld (Edwin), Jay Gerber (Man), Mimi Monaco (Woman)

The Story : A girl who lands a new job at a private library is warned never to look at the books. Taking a peek she learns that there's a book for everyone alive. When a neighbor pesters her, she rewrites his biography.

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56 - Shadow Play

Original title : Shadow Play
First Aired : 04.04.1986 (USA)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : James Crocker, Charles Beaumont
Cast : Peter Coyote (Adam Grant), William Schallert (Father Grant), William Smith (I) (Guard), Guy Boyd (Mark Ritchie), Ramon Bieri (Flash), Earl Billings (Jimmy), Gilbert De la Pena (Munoz), Janet Eilber (Erin Jacobs), Hank Garrett (Warden), Deborah May (Carol Ritchie), Ellaraino (Jury Foreman), George Petrie (judge)

The Story : A condemned man, Adam Grant, insists that everything and everyone around him is a dream: one that he can't wake up from. He claims that every time he is executed, he fails to wake up and must relive the whole thing again. His attorney is originally skeptical, but Grant knows all of the "lines" and can predict things that will happen miles away. His attorney tries to get a stay of execution, but is just too late: Grant is "executed" and wakes up at his trial once more. The players have changed roles, but otherwise everything is the same as he must relive the same events over...and over...and over.

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57 - Grace Note

Original title : Grace Note
First Aired : 04.04.1986 (USA)
Director : Peter Medak
Writing credits : Patrice Messina
Cast : Toni Sawyer (Old Woman), Ross Evans (Sam), Tom Finnegan (Cabbie), Catherine Paolone (Dorothy at 35), Kay E. Kuter (Maestro Barbieri), Sandy Lipton (Woman), Craig Schaefer (Guard), Ruth Zakarian (Angelini), Rhoda Gemignani (Angelina), Elliott Scott (Joey), Gina Marie Vinaccia (Dorothy at 9), Sydney Penny (Mary Miletti), Julia Migenes (Rosemarie Miletti)

The Story : An aspiring opera singer gets an inspiring glimpse of her future, courtesy of a dying wish by her youngest sister.

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58 - A Day in Beaumont

Original title : A Day in Beaumont
First Aired : 11.04.1986 (USA)
Director : Philip DeGuere
Writing credits : David Gerrold
Cast : Victor Garber (Dr. Kevin Carlson), John Agar (Pops), Kenneth Tobey (Sheriff), Warren Stevens (Major Whitmore), Stacy Nelkin (Faith), H.G. Orson (Jeff Morrow), Myles O'Brien (Young Man)

The Story : A young couple sees a flying saucer land, but everyone they try to tell seems to be an alien.

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59 - The Last Defender of Camelot

Original title : The Last Defender of Camelot
First Aired : 11.04.1986 (USA)
Director : Jeannot Szwarc
Writing credits : George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny
Cast : Richard Kiley (Lance), Jenny Agutter (Morgan Le Fay), John Cameron Mitchell (Tom), Norman Lloyd (Merlin), George Marshall Ruge (Crimson Knight), Don Stark (punk), Anthony LaPaglia (punk #1), Myles O'Brien (young man)

The Story : Sir Lancelot, still alive in 1986, seeks the help of the sleeping Merlin in one final battle. But he soon finds himself facing off against the revived wizard, who has other plans.

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