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The Twilight Zone: The Toys of Caliban

A mentally handicapped boy with a strange ability is kept a prisoner in his home by his concerned parents.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Airdate: Thursday December 04th, 1986

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Guest Stars
Richard Mulligan
As Ernest Ross
Anne Haney
As Mary Ross
David Greenlee
As Toby Ross
Alexandra Borrie
As Mandy Kemp

Co-Guest Stars
Richard Biggs
As Doctor
Earl Houston Bullock
As Minister (as Earl Bullock)
Main Cast
Charles Aidman
voiced Narrator


An elderly couple, Ernest and Mary Ross, are in their home with their mentally challenged son Toby. As Toby looks through a book, he sees a picture of a stuffed unicorn. He concentrates and summons it. They have dinner and Toby keeps asking for doughnuts. Once he finishes his meal, Ernest starts to get out a picture of doughnuts. However, Toby concentrates and causes doughnuts to appear in his hand. Ernest is surprised and worried to see that Toby can do it without the picture...

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Episode Notes
No opening or closing voiceover

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerPhilip DeGuere
Supervising ProducerNancy Lawrence  |  Anthony Lawrence (1)
ProducerHarvey Frand
Associate ProducerHali Paul  |  Howard Brock
Production DesignerJohn B. Mansbridge
EditorGary Blair Smith
CastingPenny Ellers  |  Joyce Robinson
Line ProducerKen Swor
First Assistant DirectorRobert Engelman
Staff WriterMichael Cassutt
MusicMerl Saunders  |  Marius Constant
Music EditorRobert Takagi
Music SupervisorRobert Drasnin
HairstylistGloria Montemayor
Key GripGary A. Bostrom
Set DecoratorRobert L. Zilliox
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerLowell Harris
Script SupervisorKenneth Gilbert (1)
Re-Recording MixerPhillip Seretti
Director of PhotographyChuck Arnold
Story EditorGeorge R. Martin  |  Rebecca Parr
Production ManagementStephen McEveety
Sound EditorDavid Cantu  |  John Adams (3)
Main Title ThemeThe Grateful Dead  |  Merl Saunders
CostumerJudith Grant
Production ExecutivePaul Tucker
Story ConsultantRockne S. O'Bannon
Post Production ExecutiveCosmas P. Bolger
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 2 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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