Genre: Anthology, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller
Premise: ``The Twilight Zone'' was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run. It's a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
S04, E01 (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1963)
A scientist (George Grizzard) creates a near-perfect mechanical man endowed with all the qualities he feels he is lacking.
S01, E07 (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1959)
Convicted of murder, a man is sent to a deserted asteroid in space to serve a 50-year prison sentence.