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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:46 am 
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I don't often venture back to 'The Other Place' but every so often I trek back there because one or two of the people there are actually good guys and occasionally you stumble across something that us lot haven't picked up on yet. One of which is that a couple of guys are doing online reviews (2 episodes per week in transmission order) of the original TZ series. I'd say they are well written and pretty fair. I don't 100% agree with all the scorings but they are fairly close to my own thoughts all the same. Links to the first few reviews are up:

Where is Everybody / One For The Angels
Mr Denton On Doomsday / Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
Walking Distance / Escape Clause
The Lonely / Time Enough At Last
Perchance To Dream / Judgment Night
And When The Sky Was Opened / What You Need
The Four Of Us Are Dying / Third From The Sun
I Shot An Arrow Into The Air / The Hitch-Hiker
The Fever / The Last Flight
The Purple Testament / Elegy
Mirror Image / The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

Next one is on 3rd December (they are taking a break for Thanksgiving)

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Just had a browse, the reviews seem to make interesting reading.


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Yeah, it's good to know that there are people out there who have the same thoughts on some episodes. Even rate them as highly as I do. Season 1 was strong (and it had to be to keep it going for 5 years) and it seems to be reflected in their scoring. Still, 50+ years on and episodes still score an A :D

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Yeah, it's good to know that there are people out there who have the same thoughts on some episodes. Even rate them as highly as I do. Season 1 was strong (and it had to be to keep it going for 5 years) and it seems to be reflected in their scoring. Still, 50+ years on and episodes still score an A :D



Yeah I agree, and even though they're all good, Season 1 is my personal favorite. (For the sake of this mainly American forum, I try to use American spelling, sorry if that makes me a a sell out MrRSerling lol)


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Sure y'all! ;)

Yeah, I'd go as far as saying season 1 is probably my favoUrite too. Simply because of the large quantity of good quality stories. That doesn't mean other seasons aren't so good, just their quotient of 'great' stories is lower in comparison.

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(For the sake of this mainly American forum, I try to use American spelling, sorry if that makes me a a sell out MrRSerling lol)


Oi, yeh bloody flog out. ;)


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(For the sake of this mainly American forum, I try to use American spelling, sorry if that makes me a a sell out MrRSerling lol)


Oi, yeh bloody flog out. ;)


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Latest reviews are up

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MrRSerling, thanks for posting these reviews. I am really enjoying them and I think they are well thought out and well written.

While reading the author's review of "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine", he advertently or not, points out the reason why I find the Anthology/Short Story to be far superior to today's popular TV, with their neverending story-arcs and drawn out plots. Here's what he writes:

More than maybe any other show, TZ achieved its status in the pantheon through the power of anecdote; like the opening scene of The Twilight Zone: The Movie so aptly demonstrates, there's so much fun in just describing old episodes to other fans, or even to people who've never watched before. You can't really do that with, say, an episode of The Sopranos. Great TZ stories aren't quite urban legend, and they aren't quite fables, but they hit some sort of sweet spot in between, and it's amazing, when you think about it, just how thoroughly the show has permeated our subconscious. I've heard of Gunsmoke and The Andy Griffith Show and Leave It To Beaver, but I couldn't begin to tell you much about any of them. But Twilight Zone? Well, I'd guess it would be difficult to find a TV fan around today who, when pressed, couldn't give you the details on at least one or two of the big ones.

Do you know what the sweet spot he's referring to actually is? The "Twilight Zone" had stories with ENDINGS!!!!! That's why they are memorable! They actually have a beginning, a middle and a conclusion!

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I agree. They were nuggets of memorable entertainment which you could relate in a short space of time. If you look at a lot of shows like The Simpsons, apart from major events, each episode pretty much leaves the status quo intact. You could reorder the episodes to a degree and there wouldn't be any impact in the whole Simpsons universe. Yes, you can still relate some of the better known episodes but you'd have to have a basic knowledge of the Simpsons to be able to fully relate the event you're describing. With TZ, it is self contained and, again, the order didn't really matter because of the fact they are self contained.

50+ years later and TZ still rules :D

New reviews up later I hope.

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Ok, here is the latest:

People Are Alike All Over / Execution

and I also found a new article that is TZ related while searching for this here:

Night of the Meek

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Ooops, sorry. Forgot to add this:

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Straying slightly from the episode list here...

The Time Element

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Not coming up in the search but...

The Trouble With Templeton / A Most Unusual Camera

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Several online television episode guides exist which sometimes indicate production number codes attached to each title (to inform readers of the order in which the segments were filmed, not broadcast).

I don't think anybody has ever mentioned this before, but the episode "A Most Unusual Camera" has a production number, according to one website whose name I forget, which occurs very early on in the schedule. If this is true, then "A Most Unusual Camera" was completed earlier during the first season and must have been "held back" in the can and not broadcast until sometime during the second season.

Is anybody else aware of this, and could this be confirmed as true?

If not, then no big deal as this segment isn't worth much effort to investigate anyway. I'm only curious, is all...


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I didn't realise that. I'm guessing a little reasearch may give us the answer. I wonder if Martin Grams' book has the info?

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The production number of "A Most Unusual Camera" is 3606. Serling completed the first draft on April 23, 1959. labeled script #6, with the intention of filming it for the first season. CBS asked for a number of changes including removal of the word "frog" from the script, which was used to describe a French waiter and the removal of a switchblade. The script was shelved until the second season so it wasn't filmed until Oct 17-19, 1960.

My source for this is Grams' book.

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Thanks, Whit. I need to get the Grams book referenced by MrSerling and yourself. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic

Nice question, JosephK. I hope the above info helped.


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Nice question, JosephK. I hope the above info helped.


Yes, indeed. It's fascinating to learn when an episode is filmed, and place it into context alongside its production-block neighboring episodes and current events of the time (if any).


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Incidentally, I managed to grab the book for my Kindle yesterday for around $10 :D

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Ok, I've been slacking...

Twenty Two / The Odyssey Of Flight 33

Mr. Dingle the String / Static

The Prime Mover / Long Distance Call

A Hundred Yards Over The Rim / The Rip Van Winkle Caper

The Silence / Shadow Play

The Mind And The Matter / Will The Real Martial Please Stand Up?

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Thanks for posting more of these, they're fun to look at :)


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