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Your Father's Twilight Zone Favorite Ten Episodes

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Roy Wall, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Roy Wall

    Roy Wall Well-Known Member

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    1. Time Enough At Last
    2. The Monsters on Maple Street
    3. The Howling Man
    4. Deaths-Head Revisited
    5. Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
    6. Judgment Night
    7. The Masks
    8. The Invaders
    9. The Purple Testament
    10. It's A Good Life
     
  2. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Well-Known Member

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    MIRROR IMAGE
    PERCHANCE TO DREAM
    IT'S A GOOD LIFE
    WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND UP?
    TWO
    SHADOW PLAY
    LIVING DOLL
    NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET
    THE HOWLING MAN
    THE INVADERS
     
  3. Carabimero

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    And The Sky Opened
    Time Enough At Last
    Third From The Sun
    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
    The Howling Man
    A Stop at Willoughby
    Long Live Walter Jamison
    A Game of Pool
    Nothing in the Dark
    I Sing The Body Electric
    A World of His Own
     
  4. FanCollector

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    Time Enough At Last
    A Game of Pool
    Two
    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
    The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
    One for the Angels
    The Obsolete Man
    Nothing in the Dark
    The Eye of the Beholder
    The Dummy
     
  5. Jeff Willis

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    Couldn't get it down to 10 but 12 is close.....
    - Third From The Sun
    - The Howling Man
    - Walking Distance
    - People Are Alike All Over
    - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
    - The After Hours
    - A Hundred Yards Over the Rim
    - The Rip Van Winkle Caper
    - To Serve Man
    - The Little People
    - On Thursday We Leave For Home
    - A Nice Place to Visit
    "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. And it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call...The Twilight Zone."
    Favorite opening theme S1
     
  6. Neil Brock

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    What does the thread title mean?
     
  7. DVD S.

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    .The Fever
    .Perchance To Dream
    .The Eye Of The Beholder
    .The After-Hours
    .The Lonely
    .Third From The Sun
    .Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
    .Walking Distance
    .To Serve Man
    .The Rip Van Winkle Caper
    It is hard, I think that here are too many to choose
    from, though, these are not my dad's favorites, they
    are mine 'cause he would not like this show, he would
    not like it at all.
    :star:
     
  8. TravisR

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    This is one of those questions where if I got asked again in an hour, I'd probably give you a different list but as of right now:
    The Hitch-Hiker is my favorite episode and after that (in air date order):
    Walking Distance
    Time Enough At Last
    Perchance To Dream
    The After Hours
    The Eye Of The Beholder
    The Invaders
    Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up
    The Midnight Sun
    Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
    And another 15 episodes that I love (in air date order):
    Third From The Sun
    Mirror Image
    The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
    Nick Of Time
    The Grave
    It's A Good Life
    Deaths-Head Revisited
    The Jungle
    To Serve Man
    The Changing Of The Guard
    Death Ship
    On Thursday We Leave For Home
    You Drive
    Night Call
    The Masks
    I was wondering the same thing but I assume that "Father's" was a mistype.
     
  9. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Well-Known Member

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    I've already done a list for another forum so...

    25. Long Distance Call
    24. Living Doll
    23. The Incredible World of Horace Ford
    22. The Last Flight
    21. Mirror Image
    20. Nick of Time
    19. Time Enough at Last
    18. The Encounter
    17. Shadow Play
    16. A World of Difference
    15. Perchance to Dream
    14. The Obsolete Man
    13. It's a Good Life
    12. The Masks
    11. In His Image
    10. A Hundred Yards Over The Rim
    09. The Invaders
    08. The Midnight Sun
    07. Five Characters in Search of an Exit
    06. Death Ship
    05. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    04. Eye of the Beholder
    03. Third from the Sun
    02. The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
    01. Walking Distance

    ...awaits Craig to diss my poor taste.
     
  10. Ron Lee Green

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    Although they may not be the best TZ episodes, here are my personal favorites:

    The Hitch-Hiker
    Night Call
    The After Hours
    Eye of the Beholder
    Twenty-Two
    Nightmare as a Child
    Mirror Image
    Ring a Ding Girl
    Two
    Nothing in the Dark
     
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    I Shot an Arrow into the Air
    The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
    People are Alike All Over
    The Odyssey of Flight 33
    A Hundred Yards Over the Rim
    The Midnight Sun
    The Little People
    Five Characters in Search of an Exit
    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
    Stopover in a Quiet Town
     
  12. Craig Beam

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    Aw hell no, man. That's a really good list.
    Here's my top 20. Not gonna specify specific rankings, but my top 10 are in all caps:
    Season 1:
    Walking Distance
    The Lonely
    PERCHANCE TO DREAM
    AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED
    THIRD FROM THE SUN
    THE HITCH-HIKER
    Mirror Image
    Long Live Walter Jameson
    The After Hours
    Season 2:
    The Eye of the Beholder
    SHADOW PLAY
    THE OBSOLETE MAN
    Season 3:
    A GAME OF POOL
    It’s a Good Life
    Death’s-Head Revisited
    THE MIDNIGHT SUN
    TO SERVE MAN
    Season 4:
    In His Image
    DEATH SHIP
    Season 5:
    In Praise of Pip
     
  13. Roy Wall

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    See what you guys and gals mean...I had to modify my bottom 3. :) 1. Time Enough At Last 2. The Howling Man 3. Nightmare At 20,000 Feet 4. Judgment Night 5. The Monsters on Maple Street 6. Deaths-Head Revisited 7. The Masks 8. To Serve Man 9. The Hitch Hiker 10. A Game of Pool
     
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    The After Hours Living Doll Jess-Belle Miniature Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Queen of the Nile A World of Difference The Invaders Eye of the Beholder Cavender is Coming
     
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    i cant believe it. everyone is placing 20,000 feet in their top 10. (i am assuming that is the one with william shatner and the creature on the plane ?) to me, that was one of the worst ones. it didnt really have any real meaning behind it, like most of them did. it would be hard for me to pick out 10. i havent seen the show since its original airing. but just about every week, there was a good moralistic twist to it. the one about all the ugly doctors working on the beautiful woman to make her ugly is one that comes to mind that had a really good lesson in it.
     
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    I like it because it's just a good scary tale. I enjoy that The Twilight Zone frequently had a message but not every episode has to do that.
     
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    Agreed. It's just a very entertaining story.
     
  18. FanCollector

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    I think the message is about finding one's confidence and overcoming fears to regain self-respect. Remember that Wilson has just been released from an institution after recovering from a nervous breakdown. Everything that occurs feeds his shame and self-doubt, but ultimately he finds his inner belief and acts on it. That's why he is so serene at the end. It doesn't matter if they don't believe him. Finally, he believes in himself.
     
  19. David_B_K

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    It's funny how we all see these episodes differently. I see some of the episodes on these lists and have the same reaction: "you picked that as one of the best!?". Certain stories appeal to certain people more than others. For example, the one you referenced about the beautiful young woman/plastic surgery is not a favorite of mine. There's nothing wrong with it; I just see it as a "one-shot" episode. Once you know the ending, it has little replay value, IMHO. There are other "surprise ending" episodes that do appeal to me for different reasons. For example, The Hitchhiker could be dismissed as a typical surprise ending episode; but the beautiful Inger Stevens gives an Emmy caliber performance, and the episode is beautifully directed and photographed, so that one is a favorite of mine. I'd post my own list, but I have not finished going through the Blu-ray set. I'm just beginning season 4; and I don't want to make a list based on vague memories of reruns and marathon showings. BTW, I have no idea what my father's list would look like. I don't think he's a fan of the show.
     
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    Here's another one for you, Jimmy. Even though my list is quite different from most of the others in the thread, Nightmare At 20,000 Feet is in there. In order of original airdate: Walking Distance Perchance To Dream Nick Of Time A Hundred Yards Over The Rim Dead Man's Shoes Little Girl Lost Nightmare At 20,000 Feet You Drive Number 12 Looks Just Like You The Masks
     

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