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    The Twilight Zone

    Every one has to at least appreciate this show. It had some of the most original and creative storylines ever imagined and it debuted in 1959. People nowadays can't come close to reproducing the level of psychological horror and thought provoking sci-fi this show managed in the early 60's. Most of the storylines were actually cleverly hidden social commentary too.

    Anyway, I'm sure everyone here has some favorite episodes. Mine are:

    - It's a Good Life (Evil 8 year old boy controls everything with his mind)
    - Nick of Time (Young couple gets glimpse of future by putting pennies in a novelty fortune teller machine and asking it yes or no questions)
    - One where prisoner is held in solitary confinement on an asteroid in space and is secretly given a robot girl to keep him company.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Greatest TV show of all time, IMO. The Beatles of television shows. Almost too much good stuff to catch your breath.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    The one with the girl robot on an asteroid is "The Lonely".

    Rod Serling went to school at Antioch College up in Yellow Springs.

    My favorites:

    A Stop at Willoughby
    The Midnight Sun
    Little Girl Lost

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    I like the one where the guy just wants a quiet place and some time to read.
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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    I like the one where the guy just wants a quiet place and some time to read.
    Then breaks his glasses when he's the only man left on earth
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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    I like the one where the guy just wants a quiet place and some time to read.
    That's one of my favorites as well. I like to watch the marathons on Sci Fi Network.
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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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    Hitchhiker.

    Nick of Time, definitely

    The messed up part is, I really don't like Sci-Fi very much. But this show was written so captivatingly, it didn't seem to matter (though I would argue that the show was far more ghost story/proto-horror than it was sci-fi).
    Last edited by Falls City Beer; 05-19-2005 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    only slightly off topic. The day I realized every episode of The Outer Limits was something with an ironic ending i stopped watching.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    I don't know the names of any episodes (other the the Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge), but one I like is when the bus stops at a tiny diner in winter, and there are reports of an UFO around, with the restaurant owner ending up being one.

    One good thing about New Year's Day (at least the past couple of years), besides football, is the Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi & the Three Stooges marathon on AMC.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    In high school I had to read the short story this episode was based on. Then we got to watch it in class. Pretty good episode.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baumer
    In high school I had to read the short story this episode was based on. Then we got to watch it in class. Pretty good episode.
    I went to film school and had to see in at least 3 different classes, it's a classic example of time manipulation in that medium. The short story is also very good.

    The movie Jacobs Ladder steals the premise somewhat.

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    FYI the episodes can be found at www.tvtome.com

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    Re: The Twilight Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder
    one I like is when the bus stops at a tiny diner in winter, and there are reports of an UFO around, with the restaurant owner ending up being one.
    It is called "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up"


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