Can you tell the difference between the original Twilight Zone and the 1980s reboot?

It's not so easy without the color.

Some people still had black & white televisions in the 1980s. We had a little portable one atop our nightstand to watch Letterman. Eighties sitcoms and action shows had a different vibe without the color.

In 1985, The Twilight Zone returned to television. The stories were largely new, penned by esteemed horror-fantasy writers like Stephen King and George R. R. Martin. There were some remakes of classic stories, too. 

Many of the new tales took place in the past. Which makes this quiz a little tougher. Of course, we had to make everything black & white, otherwise it would be far too easy.

See if you can tell the difference between the ahead-of-its-time original and the nostalgic reboot.
  1. Which one of these crying men is from the 1985 Twilight Zone series?
  2. Use your "third eye" to figure out which man is from the 1959 Twilight Zone series.
  3. Which of these airplane scenes is from the original series?
  4. Is this spooky kid from the original or the reboot?
  5. Is this wizard from the original or the reboot?
  6. Is this man in the desert from the original or the reboot?
  7. Which of these old cars is from the 1985 reboot?
  8. Is this frightened woman from the original or the reboot?
  9. Is this supercomputer from the original or the reboot?
  10. Which bus is from the original series?
  11. Is this Chinatown scene from the original or the reboot?
  12. Are these thugs from the original or the reboot?
  13. Is this woman from the original or the reboot?
  14. Is this kid watching TV in the original or the reboot?

Can you tell the difference between the original Twilight Zone and the 1980s reboot?

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HowieManheimer 16 months ago
I know the images of the original Twilight Zone very well, all 14 correct
ndebrabant 16 months ago

You got 14 out of 14
It can be hard to keep your bearings in… The Twilight Zone!
AndrewHass 16 months ago
I was 11/14 but i think i did okay considering i guessed on most of them.
Barry22 16 months ago
13/14, and have never seen the reboot.
ETristanBooth Barry22 16 months ago
14/14. I've never seen any zones after the original series with the exception of the one with the grown-up Anthony Freemont and his daughter.
cperrynaples ETristanBooth 16 months ago
There are a lot of great post-Serling zones, but "It's Still A Good Life" is a classic, and yes, it's Billy Mumy's real daughter!
SheriHeffner 16 months ago
13 out of 14. And I am TRYING to like the reboot. But the original was and will always be the best in my opinion.
MrsPhilHarris SheriHeffner 16 months ago
I've never seen it.
cperrynaples 16 months ago
14/14! Really, Agnes wasn't a supercomputer, even for 1964 it was backward!
anthony 17 months ago
13/14.missed #9
anthony anthony 17 months ago
Oh yeah I forgot to ask.What's a VCR?😋
teire 17 months ago
11/14. Creepy either way.
No, laughable either way. TZ is a great sitcom! These days, we all could use a good laugh! How anybody can make themselves scared over shows/movies like these, is beyond me! I've never been afraid. The only time I will not laugh, is if there's a disclaimer saying that this was based on a true story. Like what was always said at the end of Dragnet: "The story you have just seen is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent." Then, I won't laugh at others misfortune. But I suppose, the argument could be made, that even if there's no disclaimer, the story could still be a true.
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