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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Lazy, I really love your list, 5 Characters and WD are always rated high for me. I like TEAL as well, can you tell me why its number one for you, jc :D

AWTS is also a great choice, its acting, lighting, sets, the errie feel, just spectacular. Love your list.

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I place TEAL as #1 because it's probably the most fondest childhood memory I have of TZ marathons. I just remember watching this particular episode and being drawn to the whole story. I love the Henry Bemis character, and I believe because I have such a love for reading and books, I could relate to him. I sympathized with his inability to get any reading time in, as that would bum me out too. Then you add an apocalyptic event to the mix and it makes for entertaining television. Finally, the guy gets his wish of time to read all his books without anyone to bother him and the punch in the gut, sad twist of fate, denies him of what he enjoys most. It just blew me away when I watched it. Although I know it by heart, I always find more to love about it; the more I'd watch the more I enjoyed some simple things, such as the dialogue, the writing. I think that pretty much sums it up for me.

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Co-sign on some of your points. I felt like kids who didn't even wear glasses had to go out and get not one but TWO pairs so this kind of situations didn't happen to them. :)
The simple fear of being blind and on top of that alone and helpless is enough to freak anybody out.

TEAL...still my #1 favorite TZ of all time.


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I place TEAL as #1 because it's probably the most fondest childhood memory I have of TZ marathons. I just remember watching this particular episode and being drawn to the whole story. I love the Henry Bemis character, and I believe because I have such a love for reading and books, I could relate to him. I sympathized with his inability to get any reading time in, as that would bum me out too. Then you add an apocalyptic event to the mix and it makes for entertaining television. Finally, the guy gets his wish of time to read all his books without anyone to bother him and the punch in the gut, sad twist of fate, denies him of what he enjoys most. It just blew me away when I watched it. Although I know it by heart, I always find more to love about it; the more I'd watch the more I enjoyed some simple things, such as the dialogue, the writing. I think that pretty much sums it up for me.
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Lazy, Ty for sharing,very touching story. I too can relate to Bemis, as I enjoy reading too, so I see how you feel :D

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About half of mine are for sentimental reasons at least as much as quality.

1. The Fear
2. A Game of Pool
3. The Old Man In The Cave (I first saw it as a late-night re-run, and it was probably hard to sleep that night. Which is a compliment for a Twilight Zone!)
4. It's a Good Life
5. The Bard (Yes, the overwrought "wacky" music is a bit much, and some people would say Jack Weston is a bit much, but I've always liked it a lot.)
6. On Thursday We Leave For Home
7. The Long Morrow (Yes, it's TZ's answer to a romantic tear-jerker, and that could keep some people away, but it's also pretty spooky.)
8. Hocus Pocus and Frisby (Long before rural "alien abduction" jokes became a great big comedy CLICHE, Twilight Zone tackled the idea!)
9. A Stop At Willoughby (It's a little too sad for me, but I think it has about the best performance of any of the really down-to-earth stories, James Daly's.)
10. And When The Skies Were Opened (I think it has about the best performance of any of the really "out-there" stories, Rod Taylor's.)


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Two Bit, Twilight Zone is very sentimental to me too,its one of the first tv shows I ever watched, and for sure one of the few I watch religiously. Cool that you love this show.

Your list is great. I like The Fear alot, the dialogue is great, the visuals are fun, the ending was ironic, which is Zone.

The Bard is a fine underrated episode that does a scathing attack on the industry, and it has some beautiful meaningful lines, well delivered by
the actor playing Shakespeare.

I love: And When the Sky.... such a deep mood, great concept, great sets, great acting, the feel is so magical, not much like it back then or now.

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Nice Top 10, Two Bit. Old man in the Cave and Fear are two of my personal favorites.


Mr Z, your top 10 is full of episodes where many characters are just thrown into predicaments they cant get out of.


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StillValleyBard wrote:
Nice Top 10, Two Bit. Old man in the Cave and Fear are two of my personal favorites.


Mr Z, your top 10 is full of episodes where many characters are just thrown into predicaments they cant get out of.


SVB, great observation, never totally saw it that way. With maybe the exception of WIE? , due to it being a dream, and Mike Ferris' optomistic speech at the end, and maybe one or 2 other epsodes, YES the characters are stuck in the TZ, or are stuck with the haunting memory of what underwent, such as in the episode: The Lonely. I actually wish the protagonists of Mirror Image can stop more evil doubles from crossing over
to our plain of reality, for example, I am sympathetic to the main characters situations.

I enjoy/ed these episodes due to the ideas of identity and loneliness. I am a product of immigrant parents, so as a boy I felt like a stranger in a strange land, trying to understand who I was, and where I fit into the world, so I relate to these stories alot.

My top 5 again:

1. Where is Everybody?
2. The Lonely
3. AWOD
4. Persons And...
5. The Parallel

Off topic, I still say The Bard and Still Valley are under rated episodes, SVB.

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1. Time Enough At Last
2. The Howling Man
3. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
4. Judgment Night
5. Death's Head Revisited
6. The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
7. The Masks
8. To Serve Man
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. A Game Of Pool

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1. Time Enough At Last
2. The Howling Man
3. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
4. Judgment Night
5. Death's Head Revisited
6. The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
7. The Masks
8. To Serve Man
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. A Game Of Pool


Great list, ShatGR! And welcome to the board! :clap:

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Shatners Grim Reaper wrote:
1. Time Enough At Last
2. The Howling Man
3. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
4. Judgment Night
5. Death's Head Revisited
6. The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
7. The Masks
8. To Serve Man
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. A Game Of Pool


Great list, ShatGR! And welcome to the board! :clap:



Yes, Great list, keep on posting Shatner. :D

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Shatners Grim Reaper wrote:
1. Time Enough At Last
2. The Howling Man
3. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
4. Judgment Night
5. Death's Head Revisited
6. The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
7. The Masks
8. To Serve Man
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. A Game Of Pool



Nice! A fellow TEAL lover - it's my #1 as well. All other strong episodes on that list too. Look forward to future postings.

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lazyboyx51 wrote:

Nice! A fellow TEAL lover - it's my #1 as well. All other strong episodes on that list too. Look forward to future postings.


Yes....TEAL is my absolute favorite. Meredith's best TV role...IMO. May the Bat Fans forgive me.

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Thanks for the very nice welcome guys.


Glad to have you here, please enjoy the ride here at PtE.

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From Giant Freakin' Robot,

"Richard Matheson’s Five Best Twilight Zone Episodes, Submitted For Your Approval"

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/ ... roval.html


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He only left out, To Serve Man, It's a Good Life, Walking Distance and The Midnight Sun. :roll:

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