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 Posted:   Mar 12, 2020 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


In 2002 yet another version of Twilight Zone was tried. Cancelled after one season, the season did have lots of episodes [43]. Since it's been a while since I've said it, even with shows that last one season, I continue to use the underlined header with the season.
Forest Whitaker filled in for the role Rod Serling once did.

Mark Snow scored all the episodes.
The new terrible arrangement of the theme was by Jonathan Davis of Korn.


  • 6:37in.
  • 10:50 in.
  • 14:08 in.
  • 18:09 in.

    "One Night at Mercy"

  • 13:00 in.
  • 18:19 in.

    Guest-starring Jason Alexander.

    "Shades of Guilt"

  • 4:32 in.
  • 8:34 in. Continues after the commercial break.
  • 15:55 in.
  • 17:40 in. Joining a cue already in progress for the action material.

    "Dream Lover"

  • 0:00 in. If I had told you this was from an episode of "The X-Files", you'd have believe me. Until about a minute it when it changes styles.
  • 3:51 in.
  • 7:07 in.
  • 10:24 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 13:59 in.
  • 18:40 in. There is a brief lull and then the music closes out the episode.

    Guest-starring Adrian Pasdar.

    "Cradle of Darkness"

  • 0:00 in.
  • About 5:40 in.
  • 9:17 in.
  • 11:59 in.
  • 15:02 in.
  • 17:01 in.

    Snow should have at least gotten an Emmy nomination for this episode score.

    Despite what I am going to say about the series later on, this was a terrific episode. Worth watching in whole.

    "Night Route"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:16 in. If I had told you this was from an episode of "MillenniuM", you'd have believe me.
  • 4:05 in.
  • 8:10 in.
  • 9:40 in.
  • 13:25 in.
  • 14:44 in.

    "Time Lapse"

  • 1:45 in.
  • 3:56 in.
  • 9:51 in.

    You change the script a little and it's an episode of "The X-Files".

    "Dead Man's Eyes"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:05 in.
  • 6:08 in.
  • 12:48 in.

    "The Pool Guy"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:10 in.
  • 3:42 in.
  • 7:45 in.
  • 13:09 in.
  • 14:45 in.
  • 17:25 in. Joining a cue already in progress. I'd join it earlier, but there's just too much heavy FX to really hear the score properly.
  • 18:45 in.
  • 20:02 in.

    "Groundhog Day" in ... the Twilight Zone.

    "Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:25 in.
  • 8:26 in.
  • 10:32 in.

    Guest-starring Patrick Warburton.

    Another episode score Snow should have at least gotten an Emmy nomination for.

     Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 11:52 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The Lineman" (correct speed?)

  • 2:50 in.
  • 10:15 in.
  • 16:35 in.
  • 19:00 in.
  • 23:44 in.
  • About 33:20 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 37:25 in. Joining a cue already in progress.

    "Harsh Mistress"

  • 7:38 in.
  • 9:16 in.

    For the guys here: 1:49 in. You're welcome.


  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:55 in.
  • 5:59/7:55 in.
  • 9:31 in. And the cue after the commercial break.

    "To Protect and Serve"

  • Nothing.

    A number of cues have a hip hop beat them that just pisses me off. And then most of the rest is atmospheric sound design.


  • 0:00 in.
  • About 11:30 in.
  • 13:58 in.
  • 16:03 in.

    "Sensuous Cindy"

  • 2:10/5:29 in.
  • 8:55 in.
  • 11:05 in.
  • 20:45 in.


  • 10:05 in.
  • 20:08 in. A short cue.

    "Mr. Motivation"

  • 0:37 in.
  • 1:30 in.
  • 3:37 in.
  • 5:35 in.
  • 8:05 in.
  • 10:59 in.* And the cue after the commercial break.+
  • 15:43 in.
  • 17:19 in.
  • 21:06 in.

    * = That's what a fat Donald Faison would look like.

    + = Why would a fat Donald Faison need to hold it when there's two other stalls?


  • About 1:10 in.
  • About 5:30 in.
  • About 7:50 in.
  • 9:47 in.
  • 11:50 in.

    "Future Trade"

  • 6:48 in.
  • 10:15 in.
  • 13:23 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 17:52 in.

    "Found and Lost"

  • 4:08 in.
  • 10:47 in. Joining a cue already in progress.*
  • 14:40 in.
  • 19:20 in.

    * = Damnit, I was waiting for Pennywise to reach up and grab him. ;-)

    "Somewhere in Time" in reverse, only with a baseball instead of a penny.

    "Gabe's Story"

  • 0:02 in.
  • 2:06 in.
  • About 4:30 in.
  • 6:15 in.
  • 8:28 in.
  • About 9:55 in.
  • 16:48 in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    "... that means somebody is going to get shafted, and if I'm the one getting shafted, at least I want to make sure I'm doing the shafting."

    "Last Lap"

  • About 11:22 in.
  • About 14:22 in.

    On a set of scoring from the show, I'd skip this episode score.

    "The Path"

  • 6:53 in.
  • 19:40 in.
  • 21:20 in.

    "Fair Warning"

  • 3:45 in.
  • 8:29 in.
  • 12:31 in.
  • 13:46 in.

    "Another Life"

  • Nothing.


  • 3:00 in.
  • 6:14 in.
  • 12:09 in.
  • 16:15 in.
  • 18:04 in.

    Okay, so if you can go back in time and you realize the big boss thinks you're cheating and is hauling you in, why not just re-wing time and get out of it?


  • 18:27 in. Joining a cue already in progress.

    On a set of scoring from the show, I'd skip this episode score.

    "Into the Light"*

  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:51 in.
  • 7:02 in.
  • 10:44 in.
  • 13:15 in.

    Whitaker: "Sometimes Fate reaches out a cold hand to tap your shoulder ... from the Twilight Zone."

     Posted:   Mar 14, 2020 - 11:56 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    "It's Still a Good Life"

  • 1:45 in.
  • 4:42 in.
  • 5:24 in.
  • 7:16 in.
  • 9:36 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 15:41 in.
  • 21:03 in.

    A direct sequel to an episode of the original series. Two of the original actors from that episode reprise their roles.

    So, how does this work...
    If Audrey can send people to the cornfield and so can her father, how was mother expecting this to work? Why couldn't daddy just send himself back from the cornfield?

    "The Monsters Are on Maple Street"

  • 8:42 in.
  • 11:38 in.
  • 15:33 in.

    A garbage remake of an original series episode.


  • 0:00 in.
  • 8:04 in.
  • 15:20 in.
  • 18:45 in.
  • 20:25 in.

    Some cues include what would be Snow's version of some blues/down-south flavor, funneled through the X-palette,

    Guest-starring Don S. Davis and Eriq La Salle (you probably remember him from "Coming to America").

    "I think if a person has God in their heart, they get more than a second chance; they get a fresh start."

    "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"

  • 1:41 in.
  • 2:57/5:06 in.
  • 10:45 in. Eight minutes long.

    Guest-starring Wayne Knight.

    Funny thing, I could see a reality game show like this happening in real life. Well, not all of it.

    "The Placebo Effect"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:26 in.
  • 2:54 in.
  • 4:46/6:38 in.
  • 10:30 in.
  • 13:06 in.
  • 17:35 in.

    "Cold Fusion"

  • 0:05 in.
  • 4:27 in.
  • 19:26 in.

    On a set of scoring from the show, I'd probably skip this episode score.

    "The Pharaoh's Curse"

  • 0:46 in.
  • 4:06 in.
  • 5:36 in.
  • 7:30 in.
  • 8:36 in. Magic training montage cue.
  • 10:20 in.
  • 16:03 in.

    Saw the ending coming ahead of time.

    "The Collection"
    Part 1:
    Part 2:


    Part 1:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:29 in.
  • 4:12 in.
  • 5:47 in.

    Part 2:
  • 0:05 in.
  • 7:59 in.

    Way way too much suspension of disbelief required for this episode.

    I know how to fix the problem with the doll:

    "She really wanted Buffy and Spike to hook up."
    (that little girl is way way too young to be watching "Buffy the Vampire slayer)

    "Eye of the Beholder"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:45 in.
  • 6:19 in.
  • 13:04 in. Over eight minutes long.

    A pointless remake of an original series episode. Unlike the original series episode that knew when to end, this just keeps going and like "Psycho", has the additional ending that was not needed. Unfortunately, in order to hear the score, you'll have to watch this redundant inferior crap.


  • 0:59 in.
  • 2:58 in.
  • 11:35 in.
  • 15:19 in.
  • 16:14 in.
  • 18:13 in.

    "The Executions of Grady Finch"

  • 2:04 in.
  • 6:00 in.
  • 9:36 in.
  • 10:45 in. And the short cue after the commercial break.
  • 13:00 in.
  • 14:57 in.
  • 17:05 in.*
  • 20:20 in.

    * = I don't know who that hot Eastern girl is that never speaks, but she's hot. She's not even credited.


  • 1:17 in.
  • 4:51 in.
  • 8:09 in.
  • 11:21 in.
  • 12:35 in.
  • 13:54 in.
  • 17:34 in.


  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:42 in.
  • About 15:10/18:25 in.


  • 2: in.
  • 6:43 in.
  • 7:58 in.
  • 15:49 in.
  • 17:06 in.

    That's it. No further episodes.
    There has been no release of the scoring from the show. In my mind, the unrealistic goal would be two sets of scoring, each two or three discs. A goal only achievable in ... well, you get the idea. ;-)

    Now to say some words about the show...
    This was, of course the second attempt at another series based on the original. Now, I have to say I did not see all of the 1985 series, but I remember it having it's ups and down -- just like this iteration. However, despite some of the good things I said about two or three episodes and of course my love for Snow's and highlighting many cues which I would gladly pay to own, I have to rip this show a new one found only in ... the Twilight Zone.

    Okay, so I have to preface this by saying if you've not seen half or more of the original series and know the high standard it set, these comments are empty to you. If you got free time, stop reading this and go start the original series. Thank me later.

    This iteration, much like the current iteration, focuses on the twists and surprises, but forgets the real heart and certain je ne sais quoi that, while not easy to do, was done for several seasons on the original show and some in the 1985 series. And while I've even seen those on the Left complain about the current iteration being nothing more than a woke-fest that lost everything that made the original series what it was, it can be hard to forget that this series did that in a number of episodes, just 99.5% of the time not slapping you in the face and calling you basically every name in the book with the writing. And therein lies one of the problems: the 2002 iteration was focusing more on making points than story telling. But that's not it's only problem.
    (also, on the one hand it re-made episodes of the original series, but on the other hand it did a direct sequel to one; it wanted things anyway it could take them)

    This 2002 iteration was not trying to be it's own thing, but rather was trying to be "The Twilight Zone" if filtered through Chris Carter. It was so desperately trying to go for "The X-Files" audience that it often felt like "The X-Files" (I even noted one episode in particular in an earlier post). They even hired Mark Snow to score it like he did on "The X-Files". Now, don't get me wrong, especially if you happen to be Snow and are reading this: Again, I love Mark Snow's. I just eat up stuff like "The X-Files", "MillenniuM", this, "Pasadena", all of which fall under the style he started falling into in the late 1980's which I simply label now the musical X-palette. And as readers know of other threads, I love his earlier work which Snow himself reportedly shuns (how can he look down on "Hart to Hart", come on). Having said that, the sound, even with variances in shows like "The Ghost Whisperer", just sort of all runs together and there's not much in the way of a unique musical identify, so the 2002 iteration just sounds like any other show he did in the X-palette sound. And this, I feel hurt the series. Yes, I know it worked wonders in two episodes in particular and derives the show so it seems contrary to make this statement, but in the end it dates it and any viewer who's watched shows from the 1990's/2000's, will say it sounds like "The X-Files". He tried to make good music and he did indeed succeed, especially as I noted two episodes where I felt he should have gotten an Emmy nomination, but the end result is an effort that was nothing more than a circular pastiche that did what the show needed it to do and not sound unique.

    From the look, the lighting, the scoring, even some cinematography, and some writing, it just a Chris Carter knock off. Perhaps had it tried to not be that so hard, it would have gotten a second season.

    As it was filmed in Canada, I might as well just go ahead and pulls a "South Park: bigger, Longer & Uncut": Blame Canada.

     Posted:   Mar 14, 2020 - 12:01 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


    Culled from ASCAP and BMI. Given that BMI and ASCAP make no effort to distinguish the various series, I had to make some guesses here and luckily there wasn't much I needed to guess on.

    Really BMI and ASCAP, instead lumping them all under the title "TWILIGHT ZONE, THE", just make a distinguishing addition to each. For example: TWILIGHT ZONE, THE (2002)
    Bingo! Solves the confusion. Same goes for other TV series, TV movies and films with identical titles.

    In no particular order:

  • Ron Ramin
  • Kaving Hoo and Casey Smith. (licensed music)
  • Richard Kurek. (possibly)

    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

  • "The Orville":

  • "The Rockford Files":

  • "Private Eye": (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": (complete)

  • "Dan August":

  • "Markham":

  • "T.H.E. Cat":

  • "The Name of the Game":

  • "McCloud":

  • "Hart to Hart":

  • "T.J. Hooker": (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored):

  • "Christy":

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": (complete)

  • "Rawhide": (complete)

  • "Cover Up": (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap":

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman":

  • "The Untouchables" (1993):

  • "Gunsmoke": (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night":

  • "Flying High": (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": (complete)

  • "FX: The Series":

  • "Seaquest: DSV": (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": (complete)

  • "CHiPs": (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots":

  • "Police Story":

  • "Longstreet": (complete)

  • "Vega$":

  • "Crazy Like a Fox":

  • "Voyagers!": (complete)

  • "Gemini Man":

  • "Automan":

  • "Manimal": ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy":

  • "Matlock":

  • "Black Saddle": (completed)

  • "Dark Justice":

  • "Mannix":

  • "Jake and the Fatman":

  • "Murder, She Wrote":

  • "Miami Vice":

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": (completed)

  • "Matlock":

  • "Magnum, pi":

  • "The A-Team":

  • The Random TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Wiseguy": (completed)

  • "Cagney & Lacey":

  • "The Visitor" (1997):

  • The Random TV Movies & Miniseries Thread:

  • "Paper Dolls": (completed)

  • The Random Westerns Score Thread:

  • "From the Earth to the Moon": (completed)

  • "Nowhere Man": (completed)

  • "Starsky and Hutch": (completed)

  • "Vengeance Unlimited": (completed)

  • "Hawk":

  • "Remington Steele": (completed)

  • "King of the Hill": (completed)

  • "Ghost Whisperer":

  • "Baretta":

  • "Dynasty":

  • "The Colbys":

  • "Moonlighting": (completed)

  • "Falcon Crest":

  • "Dallas":

  • "Petrocelli":

  • "Mrs. Columbo": (completed)

  • "Police Woman": (completed)

  • "Madigan":

  • "Salvage-1": (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (completed)

  • "Charlie's Angels": (completed)

  • "Emerald Point, N.A.S.":

  • "Wagon Train":

  • "The Muary Laws Odyssey Thread":

  • "Cimarron Strip": (completed)

  • "Born Free": (completed)

  • "Father Dowling Mysteries": (completed)

  • "Pasadena": (completed)

  • "The Six Million Dollar Man":

  • "The Mod Squad":

  • "Samurai Jack":

  • "Lady Blue":

  • "Knots Landing":

  • "The Twilight Zone" (2002): (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link)

  • "The Waltons":

  • "First Monday":

  • "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (radio):

  • "The Feather and Father Gang":

  • "Greatest American Hero":

  • "City of Angels" (1976):

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    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

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