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Favorite twilight zone episode

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    "That's real fine that you did that, Anthony."
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  2. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Tele-Afflicted

    Twilight Zone came onto TV a few years after Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which was very similar, with less science-fiction component.
    They were also excellent 22 minute teleplays, small casts, very focused acting, good writing all around.

  3. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    I just requested Season 1, Disk 1 from the library. Time for a marathon.

    Willoughby, next stop Willoughby

  4. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Holic

    Mar 30, 2017
    Port Arthur TX
    I like the one where the guy is confined to the asteroid with the lovely robot..

  5. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Holic

    Jun 8, 2014
    It's a cookbook!

  6. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    Yeah that's the one I was gonna say. A Stop At Willoughby.


  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    AND...IIRC...Many of the episodes were written by an uncredited, blacklisted Ray Bradbury.

  8. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Holic

    Jun 8, 2014
    To Serve Man
    Time Enough At Last
    The Obsolete Man
    Third From The Sun
    Walking Distance
    Twenty Two
    Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
    It's a Good Life
    Valley of the Shadow

  9. krowbot

    krowbot Tele-Meister

    Oct 15, 2009
    Hanford, California
    Thank you sir. I scanned this whole thread just to see if someone would mention that silly little doll!!!!
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  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Most of them are great, so it’s impossible to chose just one...I just watched, “He’s Alive”, Season 4/Episode 4.
    A power-hungry American N*zi (Dennis Hopper) receives advice from a mysterious benefactor.

  11. Paully

    Paully Tele-Meister

    May 29, 2014
    Lewiston Maine USA
    You're a bad man.
    I'm gonna wish you into the cornfield. :mad:

  12. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    I like the one where a real bitter, negative man meets co-workers at a bar. He's complaining about not getting a promotion. He's white, and I seemed to remember it was a black man who was promoted and he might have even said the 'n' word when complaining about it.

    I think he gets kicked out of the bar, and when he's thrown out, he's in n a z i Germany. From there things don't go well.

  13. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Yeah that was “The Hunt” my favorite episode and made me always have a dog around for protection in the afterlife

  14. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    I like the nostalgic ones a lot:
    • A Stop at Willoughby (my all-time fave)
    • Walking Distance
    Rod Serling--Binghamton, NY's favorite son!--had a great talent for that sense of loss and yearning for a seemingly better, simpler past. Little did he know that....

    I also like smudged-up Elizabeth Montgomery and post-apocalypse parables a lot:
    • Two
    And haunted Inger Stevens and her '59 Mercury a lot:
    • The Hitch-Hiker
    Actually, it's too bad Ford/Mercury were among the sponsors, as their late-50s/early-60s cars were pretty boring compared to the era's MoPars and GMs. But you do see some other great old cars, as in the one with Buster Keaton:
    • Once Upon a Time
    The very first episode--Where Is Everybody?--is powerfully done.

    The Civil War one--The Passersby--is pretty poignant.

    And if you like '50s-TV dramas generally, check out two great ones:
    • Patterns, written by Rod Serling (made into a very good movie in '56, as well; our friend Elizabeth Montgomery in a bit part)

    (The Kraft Television Theatre version)

    Better print of it here, but without the wonderfully goopy Kraft Food commercials!

    Another great one by Serling is Requiem for a Heavyweight. Here's the '56 Playhouse 90 version:

    Made into a brilliantly grungy movie (for-pay on YouTube) in '62.

    P.S. For fans of the Billy Mumy/boy who can read and thus control minds one (It's a Good Life):


  15. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Thanks for mentioning Rod Serling’s, Requim for a Heavyweight...most people identify the title with the excellent movie, but it’s the original, that I prefer. Jack Palance & Ed Wynn are incredible, as it was performed, live on tv, much like the stage.

  16. wpf69

    wpf69 TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

    Oct 21, 2015
    South Carolina
    Yes! "Time Enough At Last" This is the one that I was going to say. Played by Burgess Meredith.
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  17. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Yesterday, I watched a few vintage, Twilight Zone episodes; Season 4’s “Miniature”, staring Robert Duval & “Printer’s Devil, with Burgess Meredith...guess who BM played? Burgess said during his episodic interview, his preference for the scripts faustian factor, to his other memorable, TZ turn in, "Time Enough at Last", as a henpecked bookworm.

  18. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Surely, a spectacle to behold!

  19. toomuch

    toomuch TDPRI Member

    Mar 22, 2017
    Haha, yep..."It's a Good Life". Into the cornfield!
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    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    What being temporarily banned from TDPRI feels like.
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