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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Rod Serling was a man ahead of his time. I wouldn't hesitate to say he was a genius in the ways he seemed to know exactly where we were heading in many episodes of the Twilight Zone.
I like the episode where the rich father was dying and his children were just waiting for his last breath so they could get his money. He made a deal with them to wear these hideous death masks until after midnight on the eve of Mardi Gras. As the clock struck 12 he took his last breath and the children began removing their masks.
When the masks were removed their faces had turned into the faces portrayed in each mask. Gluttony, greed, vanity, etc. were all represented (if I recall correctly) in each child.
Payback is a you know what...
I also liked the one where the little boy could make people go away forever. Those left in the town and his parents spent every waking minute trying to appease him so that he wouldn't make them go away forever too. They could not have picked a better child for that part. He was so good in fact, that I would almost assume he was a spoiled brat in real life lol.
The one where the woman was having to pick her body so she could look like everyone else was also good. She wanted to be herself but lived in a time where everyone wanted to look like everyone else. The bodies they could pick were numbered in a catalogue and everyone was expected to undergo the surgery when they came of age.
SEE... I TOLD YOU I COULD KEEP GOING!!! I can't pick!
I really enjoyed the one where the whole episode kept showing a woman with her head wrapped in bandages and the doctors were always coming and going talking about her "condition". When she finally talks them into removing the bandage so she could see her face.... She was beautiful. They then panned to the doctor's face for the first time in the episode and he was hideous. As were all the nurses. But they considered her hideous for her beauty. In the eye of the beholder indeed.
I can't remember the names of the episodes, but I know I've seen each one at least a hundred times. It was an awesome series and I think it ended way too soon. It's hard to pick a favorite as I sit here though. There were many that I really liked.
originally posted by: Eliyahu
It's funny how many episodes of the Twilight Zone end with a phrase like...."but........this is Earth.
Outer limits has it's moments as well. And the show "One Step Beyond" is really awesome too...
this is my personal favorite episode from that series.....
originally posted by: nOraKat
The best thing was.. in the mid to late 70's and early 80's, in my area, they used to show Star Trek and Twilight Zone back to back late at night. Me and my family would sit around the television.. those were happy times. I think it was channel 11 WPIX. I think they showed the Honeymooners after also. That was good television.
Of course if you didn't get good reception you would press down on the ring around the channel knob and twist it around.. or move the antennae around.
Or right, best episode.. let me think about that one.
originally posted by: kx12x
a reply to: threeeyesopen
I love that show. Even though it's well before my time, it still holds up better than most garbage these days.
Some of my favorites are "the old man in the cave" "probe 7 over and out" "the odyssey of flight 33" and "the trouble with templeton".