Category Archives: The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper

I’m glad I’m nearly done with season 2; I need a break soon.  I’ve been watching in a way I never had before.  When I was a kid, I watched with my family – mostly my cousins and my dad … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

I don’t recall ever seeing A Hundred Yards over the Rim before but I did predict what was happening within the first few minutes of the episode.  Normally, I’d roll my eyes, but not this time; I was sold completely.  … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call

[Trigger warning: suicide theme discussed.] Charles Beaumont and William Idelson give us Long Distance Call; a dark story that starts off so nicely.  Billy Mumy makes his first Twilight Zone appearance as Billy, a little boy who loves his grandma.  … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Prime Mover

I was coming to the conclusion that only Rod Serling presented us with that most unconscionable of requests: to somehow sympathize with the unsympathetic.  Alas, Charles Beaumont makes this same request of us with The Prime Mover.  Disappointing especially coming … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Static

I heard you on my wireless back in ’52, lying awake intent at tuning in on you. If I was young, it didn’t stop you coming through… Video killed the radio star. Video killed the radio star… Human beings have … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Mr. Dingle, the Strong

Despite not being very good at it, or perhaps using the wrong forum for it, Rod Serling insists on writing comedy for The Twilight Zone.   Yet again we’re left with that sense that, had we had a few more minutes, … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33

Now this is more like it.  Rod Serling has been hitting us with a number of characters of questionable merit, and ironically it ties in with a discussion I’ve just been having with friends.  In a discussion of Resident Alien … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Twenty Two

Twenty Two isn’t the first time that Rod Serling introduces us to a flawed character, this time in the form of Liz Powell.  She’s a nervous wreck suffering from a nightmare that she refuses to believe is a nightmare.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Penny for Your Thoughts

I’ll be the first to admit that I often root for the underdog; I’m an infracaninophile.  When Hector B. Poole gets the unexpected ability to hear people’s thoughts, he has a chance to improve his life a bit.  Considering he’s … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Invaders

I think it’s safe to say that anyone who has ever watched The Twilight Zone has seen The Invaders.  It’s up there with those other classics like Time Enough at Last or Eye of the Beholder.  But let’s pretend it’s … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Whole Truth

I guess I can’t fault Rod Serling for aiming for some comedy from time to time.  I spend a good deal of my time being whimsical and playful.  Why should Serling only write dark drama?  He’s as entitled to humor … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Back There

Really though, what’s the likelihood that The Professor from Gilligan’s Island (Russell Johnson) would be in another time travel episode of The Twilight Zone?   Well, clearly the likelihood was quite high because he’s back for that very thing.  Last time, … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Dust

The Western has never been my thing.  Barring Tombstone, which was excellent despite being very true to form, most Westerns have some good scenes but are usually all about violence and revenge.  I don’t mind a good revenge movie, but … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek

It’s a funny thing: I knew this episode was coming and I was bummed.  As a kid, this was one of my least liked episodes.  Art Carney, who I loved in The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason, stars as Henry Corwin, … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Most Unusual Camera

Ok at this point, I think it’s got to be a joke.  The universe is having a laugh at my expense.  Everything I’ve been watching has been chock full of terrible characters!  What happened to the Mr. Bevis’s and the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Trouble with Templeton

I confess I’ve had a hard time of it lately.  My shows have all been doing some dumb things and I’ve been mightily upset by that; a fact recently noticed by my cowriter, Roger.  The issue I take with these … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Lateness of the Hour

I grew up loving The Twilight Zone and thinking Rod Serling was a genius.  I don’t deny his brilliance in his outlook and his ability to come up with good ideas most of the time, but I’m not sure he … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Nick of Time

Nick of Time is another of those stories written by a writer other than Serling.  In fact, this is written by Richard Matheson, writer of The Incredible Shrinking Man and the amazingly good I am Legend.  Will this be one … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Eye of the Beholder

It is perhaps the most well known episode of The Twilight Zone.  At the very least, it’s one of the top 5 episodes.  It’s also a nice departure for Serling this season, giving us a more likable protagonist.  And it … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Howling Man

When David Ellington is introduced to us through a seeming fourth wall break, I remembered this was an episode I loved from my youth.  Written by Charles Beaumont, I welcomed the change from the last few episodes of loathsome characters … Continue reading

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