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Posted: 8/29/2004 8:46:01 PM EST
Picked up a couple dvd's today and saw my favorite episode...Night Call...it's the one with the old lady that keeps getting phone calls at night from her dead fiancee...freaky shit...I also remember one with some dude that's really Hitler but he didn't know it...have to find that one. Anyone got any favorites???
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:48:55 PM EST
The episode where the drunk became Santa Claus. That was cool!!!

I'm Talking Tina and I luuuvvvv you....
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:59:27 PM EST
So many good ones.

The old lady with the spacemen in her attic.

The guy from the covered wagon that sets out to get water and right into 1963.

Adam and Eve.

Maple street.

I could go on forever.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:25:54 PM EST
Netflix.....
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:35:03 PM EST
There's something on the wing.....

some thing...


Brian
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:40:31 PM EST
It's a female.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:00:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:34:17 PM EST by Alien]
Ok, so it's not the Twilight Zone, but I used to love Tales from the Darkside when I was a kid. The music that started the show always creeped me the hell out. There was one episode where some parents were telling their kids about some monster that would hear you say its name from hundreds of miles away and would become aggressive and bigger every time you said it and that it was coming for them. It ended with the monster killing the parents in a very creative way of course. That had to be the scariest episode I ever saw (being a kid and all).
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:24:15 PM EST
"To Serve Man" & "Enemy of the State"
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:28:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Alien:
Ok, so it's not the Twilight Zone, but I used to love Tales from the Darkside when I was a kid. The music that started the show always creeped me the hell out. There was one episode where some parents were telling their kids about some monster that would hear you say its name from hundreds of miles away and would become aggressive and bigger every time you said it and that it was coming for them it ended with the monster killing the parents in a very creative way of course. That had to be the scariest episode I ever saw (being a kid and all).



Yup...Awesome show.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:34:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:39:58 PM EST by gaspain]
I love twz!

I just found out that Netflix has over 40+ DVDs! I guess ill start at #1
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:37:45 PM EST
IT'S A COOK BOOK!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:39:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
There's something on the wing.....

some thing...


Brian



KHAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:40:23 PM EST

KHAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!!


LOL
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:43:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:43:31 PM EST by KA3B]
The only bummer is that they are not in order and that there are no good history bits included.

Where did you hear about Netflix.....




Originally Posted By gaspain:
I love twz!

I just found out that Netflix has over 40+ DVDs! I guess ill start at #1

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:43:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:47:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:59:53 PM EST by gaspain]

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The only bummer is that they are not in order and that there are no good history bits included.

Where did you hear about Netflix.....




Originally Posted By gaspain:
I love twz!

I just found out that Netflix has over 40+ DVDs! I guess ill start at #1




netflix.com has the 42 dvd set...seems to be in order to me.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:12:52 PM EST
I just learned that Netflix has two seperate TZ DVD sets.

One is the season in order set -
The Twilight Zone: Season 1: Disc 1
This disc includes the following episodes: "The Lineman," "Night Route," "One Night at Mercy," "Cradle of Darkness," "Dream Lover," "Evergreen" and "Shades of Guilt."

The other set is some sort of a TZ "greatest hits" DVD collection -
The Twilight Zone: Vol. 1 (1962)
Includes "The Invaders," "Night of the Meek," with Art Carney as a department store Santa and Robert Redford in "Nothing in the Dark."

Ahhhh, now I know why, the "season in order" DVD set has not been released yet...
This DVD has not been released yet. Releases on DVD Sep 07, 2004.



Originally Posted By gaspain:
netflix.com has the 42 dvd set...seems to be in order to me.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:59:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I just learned that Netflix has two seperate TZ DVD sets.

One is the season in order set -
The Twilight Zone: Season 1: Disc 1
This disc includes the following episodes: "The Lineman," "Night Route," "One Night at Mercy," "Cradle of Darkness," "Dream Lover," "Evergreen" and "Shades of Guilt."

The other set is some sort of a TZ "greatest hits" DVD collection -
The Twilight Zone: Vol. 1 (1962)
Includes "The Invaders," "Night of the Meek," with Art Carney as a department store Santa and Robert Redford in "Nothing in the Dark."

Ahhhh, now I know why, the "season in order" DVD set has not been released yet...
This DVD has not been released yet. Releases on DVD Sep 07, 2004.



Originally Posted By gaspain:
netflix.com has the 42 dvd set...seems to be in order to me.




no shit...weird stuff
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:52:06 AM EST
"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."

"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination. Next stop: THE TWILIGHT ZONE."

—Two opening narrations by Rod Serling

To Serve Man

"Respectfully submitted for your perusal: a Kanamit. Height: a little over 9 feet. Weight: in the neighborhood of 350 pounds. Origin: Unknown. Motives? Therein hangs a tale." The Kanamits were representatives from a distant galaxy who promised to submit plans to the members of the United Nations which would end all war, famine and disease on the planet Earth.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:05:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:35:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
There's something on the wing.....

some thing...


Brian





Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:44:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:49:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
It was all good, back then!

I'm old enough to have seen the original telecasts of most of them!

The whole family watched in front of the television...and got thoruoughly creeped out!

BTW, what actor appeared in the most Twilight Zone episodes?

Eric The(ALittleTriviaIfYouPlease)Hun




Burgess Meridith?

AB
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:08:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:37:11 AM EST
Off to netflix I go.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:25:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
Off to netflix I go.



yup.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:34:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 7:34:45 AM EST by New_Pup_101]
My favorite TLZ episodes...

The one with the guy with glasses who wanted to read... went inside a bank vault... the world ended... came out with all the time in the world to read and broke his glasses.

The one with the guy who has a stop watch that stops time... robs banks... breaks his stop watch during robbery and freezes time forever.

Oh, there are so many.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:37:17 AM EST
My favorites are (if anyone knows the titles of any of these I would appreciate it):

- The one where the guy reads the book on the power of mind over matter, and he wishes all the people away, then he wishes them back, but they are all exactly like him

- The one where the guy who loves to read hides out in the vault of the bank on his lunch break to read, and escapes the apocolypse, and moves into the city library, but then breaks his glasses.

- The one with Charles Bronson where there was a war, and he meets up with a female enemy soldier in the abandon city, and they go off together in the end.

- The one with William Shatner where he becomes obsessed with the fortune telling napkin dispenser.

- The one where everything on the block (lights, cars, water) start going in and out, and everyone gets paranoid and starts thinking that their neighbors are aliens.

- The one where Quincy and the Professor from Gilligan's island are astronauts and they find a wrecked ship that is actually their wrecked ship, with their own dead bodies inside.

- The one where the 2 astronauts find an entire civilization of miniature people, and the one astronaut becomes power mad, and sets himself up as their god, but then he is killed by the giants.

- The one where the writer lives all alone in a cabin in upstate New York, and she and the sherrif see the alien space ship and think that they are under attack from giant aliens, but find out that the aliens are super small.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:39:14 AM EST
anyone remember the twilight zone short where there is a nuclear accident and they build a dome over the whole town to contain it, dooming a couple of survivalists? i like that one.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:40:01 AM EST
How 'bout the one where the guy gets you what you need, like the scissors you pull out when the elevator door closes on yu scarf and you cut it to keep from getting choked?

Or the one where the girl goes in for plastic surgery 'cause she's "ulgy" then you find out
everyone else looks like Porky Pig?

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:43:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:45:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 7:51:41 AM EST by New_Pup_101]
Damn... when's the next TLZ marathon?


Thank You Hun...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:43:30 AM EST
My favorite Burgess Meredith episode, "Enemy of the State", had him cast as a 'lowly' librarian living under the thumb of a totalitarian/ubersocialist-style regime that essentially held the 'state' as the supreme entity in peoples lives. Meredith's character was found to have a Bible, & so was declared 'obsolete', & sentenced to death. The method of execution was to secure him inside his home w/ a bomb which was set to go off at a specific time, & to be televised for the sheeple to view. The state rerpesentative/agent/propagandist goes to his home to essentially mock him & chastise him to admit his 'fault' publicly before dying, but Meredith refueses. But, unbeknownst to the propaganda man, the door to the home was locked, & so he, too, was trapped inside. What followed was a psychological examination/contrast of the character of the 'obsolete' librarian & the agent of the state. I won't give away the ending to those who may not have yet seen it, but it was an interesting, if simple, take on conscience & conviction vs. mindless power & authority.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:56:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:00:36 PM EST
I absolutly LOVE old Twilight Zone and Outer Limits shows! They had a Twilight Zone marathon not too long ago on Sci Fi.

Man - There was one episode on Outer Limits called "Do not opent till doomsday" Something to do with the creature design and the wierd noise they made - but it genuinely scared me! Eeek!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:04:15 PM EST
dont remember if it was TZ or outlimits but the one with the surgery to make her normal and at the end they say it failed and shes the only normal(by our standards) and every one else is hidues monsters.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:53:15 PM EST
By today’s standards IMHO, about half of the TWZ episodes are lame and utterly forgettable.

The other half are gems!

My favorites (at the risk of boring everybody here!!):

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up – cited by Osprey21 above, is probably my first choice too. Bus passengers stranded in a diner think one of them is an alien; marred only by a slightly corny ending where supposedly Martian and Venusian invasion forces have fought each other, and the rather phony third eye.

Odyssey of Flight 33 – lost commercial jetliner passes through time warp into the dinosaur age; esp. memorable for the realistic cockpit dialog.

Walking Distance – time travel scenario where a healthy Gig Young accidentally revisits his childhood, causes an injury to himself as a child, and returns to the present with a limp.

Hitchhiker – lone automobile driver Inger Stevens keeps seeing a strange hitchhiker beckoning her.

The Howling Man – sort of a take-off on the idea of opening Pandora’s Box.

A Most Unusual Camera – camera takes pictures of future events.

People Are Alike All Over – space travelers wind up displayed in a Martian zoo (sort of an early Planet of the Apes idea).

Eye of the Beholder – hospitalized woman turns out to be disfigured, only by our standards she is attractive and everyone else in the hospital is disfigured

The Dummy – ventriloquist Cliff Robertson begins to suspect his dummy is alive.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet – airline passenger William Shatner sees creature on plane wing tearing up plane, but no one else sees it or will believe him.

The really amazing thing about the good TWZ episodes is how timeless they are despite obviously being very cheaply produced.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:56:44 PM EST
That was TZ. everyone was in shadows till they introduced her to a guy with the same "condition". It was a decent episode.
The episode with Jackie Gleason playing pool against the Devil was my favorite.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:58:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:



That was a great one!

That was the one where the martian was planning the colonization of earth, but the Venutians were already here!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:04:38 PM EST
Superior TV writing, acting ,and directing.....a great show.

There hasn't been a whole lot to cheer about, since.


Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:17:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 2:18:36 PM EST by eodtech2000]



You're travelling to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound...but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are only that of the imagination...you're entering...the Twilight Zone...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:43:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mister44:
I absolutly LOVE old Twilight Zone and Outer Limits shows! They had a Twilight Zone marathon not too long ago on Sci Fi.

Man - There was one episode on Outer Limits called "Do not opent till doomsday" Something to do with the creature design and the wierd noise they made - but it genuinely scared me! Eeek!



Anyone remember "Night Gallery"?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:45:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Master_Blaster:
My favorite Burgess Meredith episode, "Enemy of the State", had him cast as a 'lowly' librarian living under the thumb of a totalitarian/ubersocialist-style regime that essentially held the 'state' as the supreme entity in peoples lives. Meredith's character was found to have a Bible, & so was declared 'obsolete', & sentenced to death. The method of execution was to secure him inside his home w/ a bomb which was set to go off at a specific time, & to be televised for the sheeple to view. The state rerpesentative/agent/propagandist goes to his home to essentially mock him & chastise him to admit his 'fault' publicly before dying, but Meredith refueses. But, unbeknownst to the propaganda man, the door to the home was locked, & so he, too, was trapped inside. What followed was a psychological examination/contrast of the character of the 'obsolete' librarian & the agent of the state. I won't give away the ending to those who may not have yet seen it, but it was an interesting, if simple, take on conscience & conviction vs. mindless power & authority.



I think that episode is also called "The Obsolete Man"

my absolute favorite....rarely aired....
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