The Twilight Zone

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I love this show. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my plan to watch every episode in order.

    There's only one thing: In season 4, the episodes switch from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length, and boy do the longer episodes drag. :hs:

    Still, :bowdown:
     
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    The one with the talking doll always freaked me the fuck out.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    "My name is Talky Tina, and I'm going to kill you!" :noes:
     
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  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Oh shit, this is one of the best episodes ever! Just like The Gift Of The Magi:



    Astronaut goes on a 40 year deep-space mission. Just before leaving, he falls in love with a girl on the base. They're both sad because she's going to be over 60 years old when he gets back, whereas he'll be the same age because he's in hibernation.

    He decides to leave his hibernation chamber so that he'll be old too, so they can be together when he gets back.
    She goes into a hibernation chamber on earth so she can stay young for him so they can be together when he gets back.

    So when he gets back, she's young and he's old, and they go their separate ways. :(
     
  6. Yep.
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I used to be angry that they edited down the hour episodes to 30 minutes for syndication. Now that I've seen them all, I think it was a good decision.
     
  8. TZ was one of the most essential ingredients in the witches brew that made my life good.

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  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Ok, I'll go there. Shatner was better in that role than John Lithgow.
     
  10. I still can't forgive them for not making lots more of the good ones. [​IMG]
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I'm almost done watching the 1985 series. I'm on season 4 out of 5. When that's done, I also have the 2002 revival. :cool:
     
  12. Also of course, without Shatner, we may never have had the great success
    of Star Trek. He really made it work. [​IMG]
     
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    Did you ever see the original pilot episode with no Shatner? It SUCKED.
     
  14. [​IMG] Hey! That reminds me how much I loved Twilight Zone the Movie, when
    I saw it at the theatre in 1983. It didn't disappoint and fueled my hunger. :hsughc:

     
  15. Yes definitely, they were clueless, especially Captain Pike. :rofl:

    It was so bad, even Leonard Nimoy couldn't muster a good performance in it.


    BTW, my 5th grade teacher was also Mr. Pike. :o

    One of my very favorite teachers, although the kids called him Pike's peak.
     
  16. [​IMG]

    The only TV show I enjoyed more than watching Star Trek and TZ as a kid is when I saw the original telecasts of Lost in Space starting 1-13-64, when on Halloween of that year, I turned only 4 years old.

    I still remember lying on my bed and how the theme song at the beginning would mesmerize me. I've often tried to recreate that magically uplifting experience; it was so fun but without too much luck.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Space


    What's going on Jesus Jones
    How time lfies when you're biting your lip 'til it hurts
    going over and over the same old things in your mind, oh my
    Hours gone by and hours yet to go
    Just what I'm waiting for, I don't really know
    But then there's you

    You know what's going on
    You know what's taking place
    It's only me that's lost in space

    Spin me around yes, give me more of your lies
    Give me the gospel according to you
    And that's fine by me
    I'm sure that I'm wrong and all is not what it seems
    But a hundred to one says you
    Give the same old lines to me
    But then that's you

    You know what's going on...

    In every good story there's always a twist in the tale
    So there's a note on your door that I really feel sure
    Will make your face go pale

    you know what's going on...
     

  17. Remember the "Night Gallery" remake of that, where the doll's face actually changed from a placid expression to a demonically hostile one? That freaked me out even worse than the TZ story. :run::run::run:
     
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    There are some awesome episodes of the twilight zone :bowdown:

    I used one episode as the basis of a short story i wrote in English when i was 15. Got an A :bowdown:
     
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    I used to love that show. I think my favorite has got to be the one where the guy flips the coin and lands on its side. I also liked the one where the astronaut lands on some distant planet and meets a girl and it turns out they're Adam and Eve.
     
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    I can't remember if it was Twilight Zone or Night Gallery but my favorite episode was the one with the guy that loved to read, but was always busy doing stuff and couldn't read as much as he wanted.

    Then the world came to an end, he felt all was lost until he got to a library. Then he found ultimate bliss in a myriad of books he was about to be able to read. Then he drops his glasses and they break.

    Really felt for the guy, such a shitty thing to happen.
     
  22. Joe_Cool

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    Time Enough At Last, starring Burges Meredith. One of the best TZ episodes ever. :bowdown:
     
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    :cool:


    That's the one where they cut the power to a random street and see how the people react isn't it? At one point they say something like "It always seems to have the same effect, everywhere you go."

    Awesome episode, and I bet it's not far from the truth either :o
     
  24. Madness

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    Love the Twilight Zone, I need to get rid of the 50+ eps I have saved on my DVR. It's hard to choose a favorite episode when there are so many great ones.. Obsolete Man, Eye of The Beholder, To Serve Man.. really just a lot of epic creativity in the series.

    The dialogues are what really get my attention.. :rofl:
    "Mr. Chambers! Mr. Chambers! It is the meal time. Kindly state your preference!"


    edit: inadvertant mad old thread bump :o
     
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    Two of my favourites were:

    "22" - Where the nurse says, "Room for one more."

    Many people embed "22" tributes in their films, like "Final Destination," (seat 22) or the commercial where the guy says that "it's better than new" and that it costs "22".

    and

    "The Hitch-Hiker" with Inger Stevens. Death says, "Going my way?"
     

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