Twilight Zone, Star Trek (finally) available for streaming on Netflix

If you didn’t already spend Fourth of July weekend watching the Twilight Zone marathon, then you may be psyched to learn you can now watch the complete Twilight Zone on streaming Netflix.  And for the first time you can also watch on demand all the episodes ofStar Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek Enterprise anytime you want, all streamed to your TV with a basic Netflix subscription.  

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will not be available for Netflix streaming until October and the Star Trek movies and Animated Series are not yet available for streaming video and have no projected streaming date.

Need some suggestions to get started on the Twilight Zone?  These are some favorites that you might have skipped over (I have skipped some of the obvious ones that get repeated play).

1. The Thirty-Fathom Grave – a sunk submarine

2. The Hunt – old man and his dog on their last hunt 

3. Little Girl Lost – striking parallels to last year’s Doctor Who plotline

4. Nothing in the Dark – Robert Redford lies wounded outside an old woman’s apartment

5.  Time Enough at Last – Burgess Meredith likes to read

6. I Shot an Arrow into the Air – stranded astronauts

7. Twenty-Two – a little Final Destination story

8. The Little People – astronaut goes a little crazy

9.  Third from the Sun – two families escape during a nuclear war

10. Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? – a truck stop, and an extra guest

… and here are my top five recommendations for Star Trek: The Original Series:

1.  Balance of Terror

2.  City at the Edge of Forever

3.  A Piece of the Action

4.  The Trouble with Tribbles

5.  Space Seed 

… and here are ten of my favorite (and some of the best) episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation:

1.  Yesterday’s Enterprise

2.  Darmok

3.  Best of Both Worlds, Parts 1 and 2

4.  The Most Toys

5.  Who Watches the Watchers?

6.  First Contact

7.  The Perfect Mate

8.  Parallels

9.  Remember Me

10.  Future Imperfect

… and here are ten of my favorite (and some of the best) episodes of Star Trek: Voyager:

1.  Eye of the Needle 

2.  Heroes and Demons

3.  Year of Hell, Parts 1 and 2

4.  Macrocosm

5.  Gravity

6.  Shattered

7.  Blink of an Eye

8.  Timeless

9.  Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy

10.  Relativity

… and here are ten of my favorite (and some of the best) episodes of Star Trek Enterprise:

1.  In a Mirror Darkly, Parts 1 and 2

2.  Acquisition

3.  Judgment

4.  Civilization

5.  Vox Sola

6.  Carpenter Street

7.  These are the Voyages…

8.  A Night in Sickbay

9.  Dead Stop

10.  Affliction


C.J. Bunce


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