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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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I just noticed on CBS.com that you can view classic tv shows....they have Hawaii Five O..MacGyver..Melrose Place..Star Trek...and my all time favorite ..Twilight Zone...it amazes me how well Twilight Zone stands up over the years...the fact that a 30 minute show, actually is about 26 minutes of programming...and how great it is to see all the great stars when they first started out...and what a genius Rod Serling was and way ahead of his time..IMHO, it's better then 99% on network (free) tv these days

for those of us old enough to remember, what was your favorite Twilight Zone or any other classic ( before 1980) tv episode ?
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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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As a kid, the show, from The Twilight Zone, that scared me the most was, called... "the monsters are due on mape street"

I used to watch Hawaii 5-0 reruns nightly in the 70/80's, and the real Palace was used as the headquarters! I love when the networks run marathons odf all these old shows.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:24 PM
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for those of us old enough to remember, what was your favorite Twilight Zone or any other classic ( before 1980) tv episode ?
The one where a woman is living alone in a rural cabin. She hears a strange noise and then is attacked by small space aliens from a miniature flying saucer. They have weapons and are shooting her, but finally her size and strength prevail, and she kills one and the other retreats to the ship.

We then hear the alien on his radio, warning that there are giants on this planet. The woman smashes the ship with an axe.

The camera pans and we see the side of the destroyed spaceship displayed .... U.S. Air Force Space Probe No. 1.

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P.S. The actor playing the woman is Agnes Moorehead, Samantha's mother on Bewitched.
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How about the one where too many neighbors want into one of their neighbors bomb shelter? OY!

Or William Shatner on the plane, looking out the window, and seeing that llittle gnome on the wing of the plane! OY OY OY!
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My fav Twilight Zone program was called "Walking Distance" where some stressed city guy has to stop and have his car fixed and he just happens to be within walking distance of the town where he grew up and so he walks to the town only to find out he has been transported back to when he was a child growing up.

I'm like you Venice, they have stood the test of time and I think most of today's tv is crap.

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The oldies and goodies like mentioned are on our TV cable channel
called TV Land.
The show Gunsmoke, Andy Griffin, Bewitched, Twilight Zone, and lots more.
Adoctors office ,treats a lot of elderly, so they have that channel on.
It's fun to watch.
I have all the Star Trek in color and on the latest DVD. With our big screen tv I can see all the coffee stains on the uniforms.
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I love Twilight Zone. It is a rare pleasure to come across an episode I have not seen and when I do I watch it.

A couple of my favorites are:
Burgess Meredith as the myopic bank teller who's only joy is reading. He is caught in the bank's vault during what is a nuclear war, but never explained, and he is the last person alive. He finally finds the library and all the books and is in heaven.......until his glasses fall off and are broken. His heaven now turns into a hell.

I also love the one where the aliens land and give humans all this wonderful technology that increases our food supply and wipes out disease. They also start to give vacations to their home world. All of their acts are dictated by their sacred book "To Serve Man". The almost final scene in which the linguist, who finally cracks their language, runs to the space ship and yells at his girlfriend. "DON'T GO! IT'S A COOKBOOK." Leaves you taken back and also makes you think.

Twilight Zone was a wonderful place for writers like Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Asimov and others to showcase their talents and also a great place for young and aspiring actors such as Walter Matthau, William Shatner, Burgess Meredith to also showcase their talents.

There has been nothing like it since and I wish there was.

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Has anyone been to www.hulu.com yet?
Lots of retro shows and movies there too!
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Mike..thanks for sharing, I remember those shows well..how come no smart media guy has not try to bring back the Twilight Zone series? Are there copyright issues?..would be perfect for cable..I vaguely recall they try to bring back a modern version of a "The Outer Limits" but it was not around for long
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My favorite was the doctors and nurses standing around a woman, who has had surgery to repair her disfigured face.

The doctors and nurses are shocked to see that the surgery has not worked. When she turns around to the camera, she is beautiful, but when you see the faces of the medical staff, you see that they are the disfigured ones.
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I loved the Twilight Zone. I do not remember any particular episode but I do remember the whole family gathering in front of the tv to watch it.
Another program I loved was the Alfred Hitchcock hour. I watched it faithfully in my childhood. Years later I was watching a rerun of that program. It was supposed to have been set in Boston. I laughed out loud as the scene showed the actors driving down a street supposedly in Boston and the street was lined with palm trees!! Hmmmm........ the set decorators obviously did not do their homework.

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