Tag Archives: Rod Serling

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: 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: 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: 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: A Thing About Machines

I get the impression that for season 2, Rod Serling decided to introduce us to people who deserve what they get in The Twilight Zone.  It’s funny because last season I had said how odd it was that my memory … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

Meet Jackie Rhoades, a 34 year old… let’s be honest: neurotic wimp with no personal hygiene and a whiney voice to boot.  What is it with Rod Serling?  I remember loving The Twilight Zone but lately I’ve watched a litany … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Man in the Bottle

There’s a problem with The Man in the Bottle that occurs moments after you realize what the story is about: you can’t help comparing it to other similar works.  Serling, usually a master storyteller, takes a trope we’ve seen dozens … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return

This is an episode of firsts and repeats.  King Nine Will Not Return is the first to use the iconic opening theme.  It’s provides the first time for Serling to appear onscreen at the start of the episode.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Planet of the Apes

There are a few gaps in my sci-fi knowledge, and it’s about time I filled them. OK, I’ve been browbeaten by some friends into filling them, but either way I felt it was time to finally take the plunge and … Continue reading

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