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Rate "Paladin of the Lost Hour"
10 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
9 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
8 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
7 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
5 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:22 am 
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Episode 7.2 - Paladin of the Lost Hour

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Original Air Date: November 8, 1985
Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynn Turman
Writer: Harlan Ellison
Director: Alan Smithee {Gilbert Cates}

An old man who holds the last hour of the world in a magical timepiece gives a precious gift to a Vietnam vet who saves him from a mugging.



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I'm surprised there aren't any comments on this one as I got the feeling that this was a popular one. We've got our sentimental episode along with another key component to the Zone -- time. Danny Kaye ultimately holds the doomsday clock, and it's as far off midnight as I've ever seen. 5-10 minutes into it, I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to like it, but it really picked up for me and is in the top tier of quality episodes for the 1980s version of TZ.

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lazyboyx51 wrote:
I'm surprised there aren't any comments on this one as I got the feeling that this was a popular one. We've got our sentimental episode along with another key component to the Zone -- time. Danny Kaye ultimately holds the doomsday clock, and it's as far off midnight as I've ever seen. 5-10 minutes into it, I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to like it, but it really picked up for me and is in the top tier of quality episodes for the 1980s version of TZ.

9!


I haven't commented on several of these recently,but I plan to soon.
I am actually trying to go back through, and check out a few of these again.


I did happen to watch this one not too long ago, and it is still, like you say, "top tier" for the New TZ series.
Kaye is effortless in his performance, its just so easy, and its dead on too.

But the one point I think most people overlook, is the strength of Glynn Turman. He was brilliant. I suppose part of it is the chemistry between he and Danny Kaye. It even sounds good when he calls him "Dad".
The scene where he is describing the war is just awesome too.


Absolutely some of the best TZ ever, and holds its own against the older classics as well.
I am going with a strong "9".

Glad you are enjoying these Lazy, you seem to be liking the ones I was expecting you to. (and you have a few more jewels to come also)

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I like the 2 lead actors alot, they had some fine chemistry. I am a fan of Ellison's writing, however here I feel the story took to long to get anywhere.
The direction for the first 10 minutes or so was weak, imho. The concept was strange, a guardian is needed to protect the lost hour, ok, fine, why not have
an army to protect it. Not just one old Paladin AKA: Service Mart manager, who sells Big Gulps and Pretzels, candy, etc...

I do like how Glynn Turman described military duty, that was very moving.

Also, Ellison is basically telling the audience where he got his idea, fron the book " Lost Horizon", hmmm, interesting, even the titles are similar.
He's xeroxing the idea to his story.

Pluses : Strong acting,nice dialogue, and a sad yet positve ending.

6 Zones

BTW, I found out that Gaspar is ancient Chaldean word, "Gizbar", which according to Strong's Concordance means "Treasurer". Perhaps, the watch is the treasure :D

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A wonderful story. A solid 9 from me

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9 from me too, 4 out of 5.


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This is a 10 for me Danny Kaye and Glynn Turman are both superb, and Ellison's script is really well written.


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Great episode from Harlan. Love Danny Kaye in general but as Gaspar, he brings the requisite magic to the character. Glynn Turman was also a fine choice. under utilized but often used actor when a role needs that certain punch. Definitely in my top 10 TZ80 list.

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