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The Twilight Zone

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by younger1968, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. jimmyjet

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    yea, i liked that one, as well.
     
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    Your post had me intrigued as such I had to watched the episode. I watched the episode and it was well done!! It is no wonder that Twilight Zone after 50 years is still a great show!!
     
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    A Stop At Willoughby is a great one too. The only thing that I don't like about it is that

    (spoiler text for those that have had the episode sitting on their DVRs for the last 53 years)
    Williams dies. Granted, he ends up in heaven and is happy but it's still pretty grim that he had to die to achieve some kind of happiness.
     
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    Hi Travis, Twilight Zone had some amazing endings to their episodes!! Hopefully film students today are studying the techniques uses by Twilight Zone, including writing as way to how things should be done!
     
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    I didn't know that DVRs were invented in 1960! :laugh: :D :rolling-smiley:
     
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    hi travis,

    one thing i am finding out about all these shows is that i forget the details very quickly.

    heck, i am just currently watching this show, but did not recall the guy dying.

    i just remembered the main idea that the show got across.

    in a way, this is sorta good for me - i can enjoy repeats of shows much sooner than i might otherwise !!

    in fact, if any of you mentioned any particular tz episode with some specific questions, i would have to re-watch it, before i would want to make a comment about it.
     
  7. jimmyjet

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    i meant to say that i am currently watching the show of twilight zone, not the willoughby episode - i saw that awhile back.
     
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    pallbearer - good thinker

    dead man's shoes - no real meaning
     
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    the hunt - good

    showdown - little meaning

    kick the can - excellent

    it is not that i dislike the shows with little meaning. but they are nothing that i would care to see again.
     
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    piano - ouch, up there with the best
    last rites - no real meaning
    to serve man - a classic
    the fugitive - good
    little girl lost - good

    gosh, just about every single episode has an actor in it that will one day get famous. some probably already were.

    the piano of course, had lieutenant gerard

    i always thought that lurch played in to serve man, but i did not see his name listed.
     
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    No, all of the Kanamits were played by Richard Kiel.
     
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    I have now watched most of the first season (up until The Purple Testament) and have found some stunning episodes and some that I really have not liked.

    My favorites so far are:
    1. Walking Distance
    2. Time Enough At Last (the most painful instance of irony I have every seen)
    3. I Shot an Arrow into the Air
    4. The Hitch-hiker (really got under my skin and creeped me out)

    Regarding bad episodes:
    The 16mm Shrine: rips off Sunset Boulevard and feels like a standard TV soap aside from one specific scene at the end.
    The Fever: a repetitive cycle of a man getting destroyed by a slot machine plays out like a 25-minute Gamblers Anonymous commercial.
    The Four of us are Dying: Just plain hated this one.

    Then of course there are the underrated ones, like Mr. Denton on Doomsday and The Last Flight.

    I've also seen scattered episodes from the rest of the series, thanks to Sci-Fi Channel re-runs. These include; Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, Death's Head Revisited, and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet; all of which I loved, particularly Death's Head.
     
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    Maybe I'm reading too much into this...but Leonard Nimoy's commentary on Zone sounded patronizing. He kept referring to Zone having "a shelf life" but his tone of voice was saying to me...but it's no Star Trek. My thought was...the writing and guest stars runs CIRCLES around Trek and I love Trek Original. It's in my all-time top five as is Zone.
     
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    his commentary ? where ?
     
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    Leonard Nimoy has a brief commentary (he only talks over his handful of scenes) for the third season episode, A Quality Of Mercy.
     
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    that is one of my best episodes, but i have not watched many of the extras - did not find them all that entertaining.

    nimoy played such a small part in it.

    i will go back and watch it when i get done with the series.

    star trek, for the most part, did involve serious topics to discuss - it was a very good show.

    tz does this as well, in many of the episodes.

    but i find it a bit hard to compare the 2 shows, as they are so different.
     
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    For all you TZ lovers, I got a magazine the other day called Critic's Choice that has the complete series...some 156 episodes on DVD. Price is $127 for DVD or $300 for BR.

    They also have the complete series of Thriller.(67 episodes)

    ccvideo.com
     
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    person or persons unknown - not much meaning

    little people - ouch, that one was deep

    quite a few of them really show us something about ourselves
     
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    four o'clock - good

    frisby - not much meaning

    on to the last disk of season 3
     
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    Four O' Clock is among my list of the 2 or 3 all- time worst episodes.
     

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