Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Syfy Channel's Twilight Zone New Year's Marathon (2017)

It's that time again when the Syfy Channel turns the page on a new year with a Twilight Zone marathon. This year's marathon will be an extra long block of Zone beginning at 5:00 a.m. (CST) on New Year's Eve and running all the way through 6:00 a.m. (CST) on January 3, 2017 with only one brief interruption in the early morning hours on the 3rd for paid programming. Below is the complete listings for the marathon including episode titles. All times are CST so adjust accordingly. We've covered a large number of the episodes here in the Vortex in our ongoing episode guide and those episodes can be accessed using the labels on the sidebar. Each episode we have covered has been noted with an (*) in the listing below.

This year's marathon seems to be all over the place and even includes some episodes being shown twice due to the Syfy Channel's latest gimmick for the marathon which invited fans on Twitter to choose episodes to be shown in prime time on New Year's Day. In the majority of previous years, the format of the marathon remained relatively the same: show fan favorite episodes in prime time on New Year's Eve and throughout the afternoon of New Year's Day with episodes of less quality relegated to the early morning hours. In recent years, the Syfy Channel has tried to offer a gimmick of some sort to shake up the format of the marathon, whether it is running a day of the first Twilight Zone revival series from the 1980s or running the entire original series in order of original air date (in fact, some of this year's marathon retains the format of original air date but without consistency). The result can be somewhat disappointing when high quality episodes such as "The Howling Man" or "Death Ship" are slotted in the early morning hours when few people are likely to be watching.

Anyhow, we hope everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy the marathon and experiences a safe and happy New Year's. We'll see you in 2017.

12/31/2016
5:00 a.m. - Twilight Zone: The Movie
7:00 a.m. - "One for the Angels"*
7:30 a.m. - "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"*
8:00 a.m. - The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine"*
8:30 a.m. - "Escape Clause"*
9:00 a.m. - "Perchance to Dream"*
9:30 a.m. - "Judgment Night"*
10:00 a.m. - "What You Need"*
10:30 a.m. - "The Four of Us Are Dying"*
11:00 a.m. - "Mirror Image"*
11:30 a.m. - "Execution"*
12:00 p.m. - "The Big Tall Wish"*
12:30 p.m. - "A Nice Place to Visit"*
1:00 p.m. - "The Chaser"*
1:30 p.m. - "A Passage for Trumpet"*
2:00 p.m. - "Mr. Bevis"*
2:30 p.m. - "The Mighty Casey"*
3:00 p.m. - "A World of His Own"*
3:30 p.m. - "King Nine Will Not Return"*
4:00 p.m. - "The Obsolete Man"*
4:30 p.m.- "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
5:00 p.m. - "Night Call"
5:30 p.m. - "The Encounter"
6:00 p.m. - "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"*
6:30 p.m. - "A Game of Pool"*
7:00 p.m. - "Number Twelve Looks Just Like You"
7:30 p.m. - "Where Is Everybody?"*
8:00 p.m. - "The Hitch-Hiker"*
8:30 p.m. - "The After Hours"*
9:00 p.m. - "Long Distance Call"*
9:30 p.m. - "A Penny for Your Thoughts"*
10:00 p.m. - "A World of Difference"*
10:30 p.m. - "Little Girl Lost"
11:00 p.m. - "The Mirror"*
11:30 p.m. - "And When the Sky Was Opened"*

1/1/2017
12:00 a.m. - "The Man in the Bottle"*
12:30 a.m. - "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room"*
1:00 a.m. - "A Thing About Machines"*
1:30 a.m. - "The Howling Man"*
2:00 a.m. - "Mute"
3:00 a.m. - "Jess-Belle"
4:00 a.m. - "Death Ship"
5:00 a.m. - "The Lateness of the Hour"*
5:30 a.m. - "The Trouble With Templeton"*
6:00 a.m. - "A Most Unusual Camera"*
6:30 a.m. - "Dust"*
7:00 a.m. - "Back There"*
7:30 a.m. - "The Whole Truth"*
8:00 a.m. - "Mr. Dingle, the Strong"*
8:30 a.m. - "Static"*
9:00 a.m. - "The Prime Mover"*
9:30 a.m. - "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim"*
10:00 a.m. - "The Rip Van Winkle Caper"*
10:30 a.m. - "Shadow Play"*
11:00 a.m. - "The Mind and the Matter"*
11:30 a.m. - "Two"*
12:00 p.m. - "The Arrival"*
12:30 p.m. - "The Passersby"*
1:00 p.m. - "The Mirror"*
1:30 p.m. - "The Grave"*
2:00 p.m. - "Deaths-head Revisited"*
2:30 p.m. - "The Midnight Sun"*
3:00 p.m. - "Still Valley"*
3:30 p.m. - "Once Upon a Time"*
4:00 p.m. - "The Old Man in the Cave"
4:30 p.m. - "The Odyssey of Flight 33"*
5:00 p.m. - "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air"*
5:30 p.m. - "Person or Persons Unknown"
6:00 p.m. - "The Bewitchin' Pool"
6:30 p.m. - "The Dummy"
7:00 p.m. - ?
7:30 p.m. - ?
8:00 p.m. - ?
8:30 p.m. - ?
9:00 p.m. - ?
9:30 p.m. - ?
10:00 p.m. - "Nick of Time"*
10:30 p.m. - "Nothing in the Dark"*
11:00 p.m. - "A Stop at Willoughby"*
11:30 p.m. - "The Shelter"*

1/2/2017
12:00 a.m. - "Miniature"
1:00 a.m. - "The Jungle"*
1:30 a.m. - "A Quality of Mercy"*
2:00 a.m. - "Valley of the Shadow"
3:00 a.m. - "He's Alive"
4:00 a.m. - "Printer's Devil"
5:00 a.m. - "One More Pallbearer"*
5:30 a.m. - "Dead Man's Shoes"*
6:00 a.m. - "The Hunt"
6:30 a.m. - "Showdown with Rance McGrew"
7:00 a.m. - "Kick the Can"
7:30 a.m. - "A Piano in the House"
8:00 a.m. - "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank"
8:30 a.m. - "The Fugitive"
9:00 a.m. - "The Gift"
9:30 a.m. - "The Little People"
10:00 a.m. - "Four O'Clock"
10:30 a.m. - "The Trade-Ins"
11:00 a.m. - "I Sing the Body Electric"
11:30 a.m. - "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross"
12:00 p.m. - "Black Leather Jackets"
12:30 p.m. - "From Agnes With Love"
1:00 p.m. - "Spur of the Moment"
1:30 p.m. - "Stopover in a Quiet Town"
2:00 p.m. - "Queen of the Nile"
2:30 p.m. - "What's in the Box?"
3:00 p.m. - I Am the Night, Color Me Black"
3:30 p.m. - "Sounds and Silences"
4:00 p.m. - "Caesar and Me"
4:30 p.m. - "The Jeopardy Room"
5:00 p.m. - "Nightmare as a Child"*
5:30 p.m. - "Ring-a-Ding Girl"
6:00 p.m. - "Third from the Sun"*
6:30 p.m. - "The Silence"*
7:00 p.m. - "The Lonely"*
7:30 p.m. - "Time Enough at Last"*
8:00 p.m. - "Perchance to Dream"*
8:30 p.m. - "Judgment Night"*
9:00 p.m. - "And When the Sky Was Opened"*
9:30 p.m. - "What You Need"*
10:00 p.m. - "The Lonely"*
10:30 p.m. - "People Are Alike All Over"*
11:00 p.m. - "The Fever"*
11:30 p.m. - "In Praise of Pip"

1/3/2017
12:00 a.m. - "The Thirty-Fathom Grave"
1:00 a.m. - "Mr. Garrity and the Graves"
1:30 a.m. - "The Brain Center at Whipples"
2:00 a.m. - "Come Wander With Me"
2:30 a.m. - "The Fear"
3:00 a.m. - ----
4:00 a.m. - ----
5:00 a.m. - "The Parallel"
6:00 a.m. -"Where Is Everybody?"*

Note: Of related interest is an X-Files marathon running throughout New Year's Day on the Syfy Channel sister station Chiller Channel.

-JP

4 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, guys! I wish they'd show better episodes in the leadup to midnight on New Year's Eve, when I'm trying to stay awake!

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    1. I agree, Jack. This year's marathon just seems all over the place but at least we get a nice long block of Zone through the weekend and into next week.

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  2. where can you find syfy streaming online?

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  3. Syfy.com/live is Syfy's live stream. Requires service verification.

    Also can stream through Sling, Amazon, DirecTV ect.

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