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If you only get to watch one Twilight Zone during a marathon tomorrow. Make sure it's this one.


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#16 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Its been a while since I watched any twilight zone episodes, but the one I remember most is the one with Dennis Hopper playing a neo nazi under the influence of the ghost of Hitler.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

i love the Kick the Can episode in the first TZ movie with Scatman Crothers. man that segement gets too me.

Top 4 for a new movie could be the Burgess Meredith one. To Serve man another.

The one where the guy takes out his vocal cords to win a bet he can go without talking for a year would be neat.


Ya gotta be a little more specific. Meredith is in three or four.

That's kinda like saying "the one with Jack Klugman" :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

Obsolete Man has always been my favorite

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

I can't say I ever overlapped in life with any of the original episodes - and watch only reruns, but Rod Serling was a genius so far away from his time that he would still be incredibly controversial today. So many people mistake it for horror, but the socially accurate implications the show exposes will continue to live on in society for hundreds of years to come.

I did really like 'Walking Distance' (top 5 for sure) but 'Monsters are Due on Maple Street' is probably my favorite.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Serling sure sent a lot of Nazis to hell, that's for sure.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

There were two that stuck with me my entire life after seeing them...

The first one I saw when I was like 15 or so. My friends and I were having a camp out night in my front yard and we went back inside to watch some TV before we went to sleep only to see this episode:
http://en.wikipedia....Examination_Day

Examination Day is the first segment of the sixth episode from the first season (1985-1986) of the television series The Twilight Zone.
Plot

Dickie Jordan is an intelligent and curious youth in a dystopic future. It is Dickie's twelfth birthday, which means he is required by law to report to a government testing facility for a mandatory IQ test. As Dickie gleefully tells his parents how he was told by an older friend that the test is easy and that he's sure he will pass it, his parents react stressfully and avoid his questions. The Jordans give Dickie a present, two years earlier than he thought he'd be able to get it, and then they bring him to the facility and go back home to wait anxiously for the test results.
When Dickie arrives at the testing facility, he is given a medicine which the examiner says will ensure he tells the truth. He is then given a series of tests, and appears to be doing very well.
After his parents anxiously await the test results at home for hours, they are contacted by the government. Dickie's test results are in. Sadly, he was judged as being too intelligent, exceeding the legal limit; the parents burst into tears as the government examiners ask the Jordans how they would like their son's remains to be handled.


This completely creeped me out because the buildup to Dickie taking the test was so believable and the audience was really convinced that he had to do well on the test... It was CRAZY. Completely blew me away as a 15 year old. I had a hard time sleeping that night, lol.

The other one I'll have to keep looking for, it had something to do with a guy wanting to date an elderly man's daughter, but he refused. They discussed it, but the father pulled a gun out from under the blanket covering him and shot the suitor. I can't find it for some reason.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Wow, youtube is amazing...



#23 Mr. Scot

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

I read the short story that Examination Day was based on in junior high or high school (can't remember which).

The good thing? If there were such a test these days, I'm pretty sure the Huddle wouldn't lose anybody :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

That brings up a couple of questions I find interesting for Zone fanatics.

If they were going to make another movie, what four episodes would you choose?

And who would you choose as the announcer? (Forest Whittaker in the second revival wasn't spooky enough).


I saw recently that Bryan Singer was linked to a show reboot. It would be really cool if they got some of today's best directors to each do an episode and have a hand picked storyteller for each (for a movie).

Pretending that every episode hasn't been referenced or influenced in everything after it (thus kind of ruining the surprise), I'd go with:

Talky Tina
To Serve Man
The Hitchhiker
A Game of Pool

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Geez, Talking Tina gave me the creeps.


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