Posts tagged: The Twilight Zone
After the apocalypse, opposing soldiers played by Charles Bronson and Elizabeth Montgomery try to achieve détente.
What would the text say?
A) Don't trust outside consultants. B) If it seems too good to be true… C) Visitors from other galaxies might not be vegans. D) Other.
A) Always have spare glasses. B) Other.
A) Don't fly. B) You might or might not be nuts. C) Captain Kirk needs a drink. D) Some gremlins ought to try a different shampoo. E) Other.
A) Don't believe everything you read. B) You are what you eat. C) The Donner Party probably could have used a copy of “To Serve Man.” D) Other.
A) Don't mess with Talky Tina. D) Don't leave toys on the stairs. C) Don't marry Archer Maggott. D) When a doll tells you it is going to kill you, take heed. E) Other.
My SR colleague is going through a boxed set of every season of “The Twilight Zone.”
A worthwhile undertaking, I'd say.
“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” first aired on this date in 1960. It's a TZ classic.
I'm just going to assume you know the story. I mean, c'mon.
But can you identify the Spokane connection? No, you can't. Even though I have mentioned this before..
“Printer's Devil” first aired 51 years ago tonight. In how many other “Twilight Zone” episodes did Burgess Meredith appear?
An episode called “The Fever” first aired on Jan. 29, 1960.
Grumpy old guy's wife wins a trip to Las Vegas.
Begrudgingly, he accompanies her.
But then he starts playing the slots.
And well, you know what they say.
What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.
In an episode called “Number 12 Looks Just Like You,” we get a glimpse of the future that suggests conformity is prized above all.
Trivia bonus: What is the connection between this TZ episode and the film version of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?
A love story.
“A Most Unusual Camera” first aired on Dec. 16, 1960.
Some small-time crooks acquire a camera that takes pictures of the near future.
There's probably no need for a 53-year-old spoiler alert. But let's just say the magic camera proves to be too much of a good thing.
It's mean to scare little kids by telling them the longer and longer nights are a result of the Earth wobbling out of orbit and heading farther and farther away from the sun.
An episode called “Nick of Time” first aired on this date in 1960. Captain Kirk and his wife have some time to kill while their car is being repaired so they go into this diner and, well, you know what's in the cards for them.
“Last Night of a Jockey,” starring Mickey Rooney, first aired on “The Twilight Zone” 50 years ago tonight.
Even Rod Serling struck out now and then.
A so-so episode called “A Kind of a Stopwatch” first aired on Oct. 18, 1963.
A chatterbox loser is given a watch that can stop and restart all human activity. Everybody just freezes in place until he re-clicks it.
He uses it to rob a bank. But it doesn't end well for him.
I'll spare your delicate sensibilities by not telling you what use certain adolescent boys immediately thought of for such a magical watch.
That's Lee Marvin pretending to be a robot boxer. The automated fighter he manages has broken down. So, in order to get paid, he steps in and pretends to be an android pugilist.
The scene is from an episode of “TheTwilight Zone” called “Steel.” It's set in the future — 1974.
It first aired on Oct. 4, 1963.