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Rate "Opening Day"
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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:49 am 
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Episode 10.3 - Opening Day

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Original Air Date: November 29, 1985
Stars: Martin Kove, Jeffrey Jones, Elan Oberon, Molly Morgan, Shawn Donahue
Writer: Chris Hubbell & Gerrit Graham
Director: John Milius

Joe Farrell murders his girlfriend's husband, Carl, and then finds he has somehow become Carl in a new dimension of time.



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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:53 am 
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Martin Kove, man this guy sure was sprinkled all over 80's tv.

Upon watching this one again after many years, all I can say is blah.

Pretty much just average.

After the first "death?" scene, everything changes, and all visuals from then on have this weird smoke everywhere, dark lighting, and everything seems to have been "reversed".

The ending is wild in a sense, that you see a picture, and it has changed 2 times over the course of the episode.

I wish someone would explain exactly what happened in this one, because this certainly ends in a WTF :wtf: fashion.


Was Carl really killed the first time? Was Joe really killed?

If this was a real TZ turn of events, when Carl came back home and his wife said "I'm glad it wasn't you" , and if this was the way it was supposed to be in the first place before the first killing took place, then why do we have a slow camera pan at the end to his wife, and this weird TZ look on her face?

If someone can figure this clusterf*ck out, then please do so here and enlighten me. :o

It had some good visuals, and a wild "WTF" ending.
I can't quite say for sure I am satisfied with the ending, so all I can say is middle of the pack.

OH, and I saw this one on its original airing over 20 years ago. I didn't really know what to think then at roughly 14 years of age, and I don't quite know what to think now.

Maybe a few of you will rewatch this one and give me your thoughts.

Average 5, but that might be only a "temporary" rating, until I figure it out. :dance:



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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:27 am 
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Not much different for me either bro. This episode seemed like a combination of a TFTC and TZ. After the initial incident, that whole slow-motion, smoky ambience was a visual mood setting to tell the audience we're in a bizarro world. Makes no difference to me anyway, I still think it's only a tad above average.

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I liked this segment very much. 9.

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I quite enjoy this segment. An 8 from me.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:39 pm 
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Not much different for me either bro. This episode seemed like a combination of a TFTC and TZ. After the initial incident, that whole slow-motion, smoky ambience was a visual mood setting to tell the audience we're in a bizarro world. Makes no difference to me anyway, I still think it's only a tad above average.

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This is pretty much how I feel about this episode, I like those surreal effects, but at the end it's left a little too open for my liking which stops me from rating it any higher.

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