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  • #208545
    Pecospete666
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    Fav Twilight Zone show original series

    Mine was “To Serve Man”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734684/

    #208549
    Phil
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    A Stop at Willoughby.

    I used to watch these as a child with my father, and while some were spooky and some were silly and some were off-the-wall crazy, this one dug itself in deep. Such a quiet and unassuming little vignette, but it’s stayed with me and is still one of the most affecting things I’ve ever seen on television. There’s a personal aspect to my love for it…but with a show that dug as deeply as Twilight Zone did into the human mind and heart, I think that’s fitting.

    I saw An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge much later, but that one had a huge impact on me as well, especially as a writer. Though I think that’s cheating, as it was a short film or something re-edited to be a Twilight Zone episode, if I remember correctly. Nevertheless, it slots in perfectly alongside the best stuff the show ever did.

    #208550
    Ben Kirkham
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    Very tough question to answer, such is the quality. At the moment, I’d say ‘The Midnight Sun’.

    #208556
    Ian Symes
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    A Stop at Willoughby.

    #208560
    anniescribe
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    That fucking hitchhiker one. I saw it the first time when I was 11 – I was watching it at night and my damn mother, who’d been gone to the store, drove up quietly and saw through the window I was watching it and of course recognized it. And so she sneaked to the window and tapped at it at a bad moment, and then I couldn’t watch it again for a few years. It still gives me the willies to watch it.

    #208563
    Phil
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    are you stalking me ian, is this how you treat people on your forum, can you even do a split

    #208564
    JamesTC
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    The Masks and Uncle Simon. Can’t really explain why. They’re two of the simplest Twilight Zone episodes but the writing really pushes them above the rest for me.

    #208567
    Ben Kirkham
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    The Hitch Hiker is brilliant, and has one of the greatest endings of any story ever.

    “I believe you’re going… my way?”

    #208576
    Blisschick
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    Of course the Shatner one…that little man on the wing creeped the Bejeezus outta me.

    #208577
    Ben Paddon
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    The Shatner ep is the only one I’ve ever seen. I plan to rectify this some day.

    #208579
    JamesTC
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    Shatner was in two episodes…

    He was in Richard Matheson’s Nick of Time and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. I prefer Nick of Time, if I’m honest.

    #208580
    anniescribe
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    Of course, the best use of The Shat and that wing episode was when he guested in “Third Rock” as the Big Giant Head and they asked him how his flight was. He answered something about this thing out on the wing … and Dick (John Lithgow, who was in the remake of that TZ some 30 years later) replies, “I had the same thing happen to me!”

    #208581
    Ben Kirkham
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    >The Shatner ep is the only one I’ve ever seen. I plan to rectify this some day.

    Start here:

    or see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere. You’d love it, Ben. The blu rays are just stunning.

    #208582
    si
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    Thanks to Anniescribe, I now understand a joke that’s taken me about 16 years to get.

    #208583
    anniescribe
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    I live to serve …

    #208594
    Blisschick
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    >>Shatner was in two episodes…

    I don’t recall seeing the other one, so my response may be a wee bit biased.

    #208599
    Pecospete666
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    The one in the dinner with the fortune telling devil and the plane!

    #208600
    Pecospete666
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    I think I paid 50$ for this set!
    Still find episodes I have never seen!

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    #208602
    Ben Kirkham
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    >A Stop at Willoughby. I used to watch these as a child with my father, and while some were spooky and some were silly and some were off-the-wall crazy, this one dug itself in deep. Such a quiet and unassuming little vignette, but it’s stayed with me and is still one of the most affecting things I’ve ever seen on television. There’s a personal aspect to my love for it…but with a show that dug as deeply as Twilight Zone did into the human mind and heart, I think that’s fitting.

    Well said, Phil. I used to watch ‘A Stop At Willoughby’ an awful lot when I was having a really bad time at work. I think we’ve all wanted to escape like that at some point. The ambiguous ending is the icing on the cake for me. The gorgeous ‘Walking Distance’ has a similar effect on me.

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