Oh yeah! In my 50 years on this planet, I have seen every Twilight Zone there is, multiple times. Rod Serling was THE MAN. His writing and ability
to spin a story that is intriguing, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing is unmatched.
Many of those episodes are a unique window into the fears and uncertainties of the Cold War Era, while highlighting human foibles which as still
I just saw one of my favorites, "100 Yards Over The Rim", in which the battered, tired guy in the wagon train with a son dying of pneumonia goes
over a sandy rim to try and locate water, and goes 125 years into the future. They have some good ones coming up, real classics....Such as when timid
bank clerk Burgess Meredith goes into a bank vault during his lunch hour to read, only to survive an atomic blast, and then when he finds the library,
his thick glasses break. Oh, the irony! "Time Enough At Last" is the episode name.
There are so many, and they are done so well. The half hour episodes are the best. There are a few that are okay when they went to an hour, but the
half hour format forced the writers to focus and the pace is brisk.
My absolute favorite is one I never seem to catch on these marathons. It is a comedic piece starring the incomparable Buster Keaton as a laboratory
janitor from the 1890s who ends up in the modern world thanks to a very goofy time-travel helmet, complete with sparklers on the sides. He was funny
and could take a pratfall like a pro up until his sudden death in 1966.
We're too far away from family or friends to do anything but hide inside from the heat today. We've both seen our share of fireworks, and so today
is a day to enjoy the Twilight Zone marathon. Always time well spent.