Who here are fans of the Twilight Zone (original) series?

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    May 17, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    I have recently gotten addicted to watching "The Twilight Zone" on Netflix. I have made a mental list--and now passing onto you--of my top five favorite episodes.

    My Top Five

    (1) To Serve Man
    (2) Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
    (3) It's a Good Life
    (4) The Masks
    (5) The Little People

    Feel free to share some of your favorites!

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    May 17, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    sideways2134 saidI have recently gotten addicted to watching "The Twilight Zone" on Netflix. I have made a mental list--and now passing onto you--of my top five favorite episodes.

    My Top Five

    (1) To Serve Man
    (2) Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
    (3) It's a Good Life
    (4) The Masks
    (5) The Little People

    Feel free to share some of your favorites!


    I love those so much!! I like the one where a small community becomes a which hunt for aliens then when its all a senario when the aliens are observing them
  • Rhi_Bran

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    May 17, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    I watch the New Year's Marathon every year. The one with Talking Tina is my favorite.

    "My name is Talking Tina - and I'm going to kill you!"

    I also like the one where the children go to the "people store" to construct a new grandmother. Never thought such a campy sci fi series could produce such a heartwarming story :3
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    May 17, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidI watch the New Year's Marathon every year. The one with Talking Tina is my favorite.

    "My name is Talking Tina - and I'm going to kill you!"

    I also like the one where the children go to the "people store" to construct a new grandmother. Never thought such a campy sci fi series could produce such a heartwarming story :3


    Oh yes, the "Living Doll" episode is also a good one.
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    May 17, 2013 2:17 AM GMT
    That show misshaped me when I was 4 and 5 years old, when there were only five channels (3 network, PBS and one local) and reruns of it ran constantly.

    For decades I was able to visualize a ball of yarn rolling down the aisle of a bus from a dead woman's hand (like the snow globe in "Citizen Kane," years before I ever saw THAT movie) and when I finally reviewed the episode as an adult - Robert Redford as Death - I saw the scene was never shown, only described. That's how powerful and poetic that show was.

    I also thought one of "The Masks" was Arlene Francis from "What's My Line." Told ya the show warped me. Plus it was the "Law & Order" of its day - almost every cast member of "Bewitched" appeared on at least one episode!

    Of the 11(!) stories I wrote for the "Write A Scary Story Starring the Guy Above You" thread (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3016829), three were riffs on 3 classic "Twilight Zone" episodes: "Booty is in the Eye of the Beholder," "Monster on the Wing" and "Voyage of the Rammed."
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    May 17, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Best episode I saw was a woman bandaged thru most of the show complaining how she didnt fit into society. She wanted to be normal like the beautiful ppl she saw everyday so she opted to have surgery. When he bandages came off she was beautiful but the doctors and nurses said there was no hope as she still looked the same.
    When the camera finally showed what normal was it was shocking as they looked like pigs! Best episode ever!
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    May 17, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    Hillie saidBest episode I saw was a woman bandaged thru most of the show complaining how she didnt fit into society. She wanted to be normal like the beautiful ppl she saw everyday so she opted to have surgery. When he bandages came off she was beautiful but the doctors and nurses said there was no hope as she still looked the same.
    When the camera finally showed what normal was it was shocking as they looked like pigs! Best episode ever!


    "Eye of the Beholder", one of my favorites too.

    "Obsolete Man" was another good one, used to be my a4a screenname. icon_lol.gif
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    May 17, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    sideways2134 saidI have recently gotten addicted to watching "The Twilight Zone" on Netflix. I have made a mental list--and now passing onto you--of my top five favorite episodes.

    My Top Five

    (1) To Serve Man
    (2) Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
    (3) It's a Good Life
    (4) The Masks
    (5) The Little People

    Feel free to share some of your favorites!



    I love "will the real martian please stand". We can't arrest someone for being a monster

    I also like 'Uncle Simon'. Now give me some hot chocolate, and use the English bone china cup and if its not hot enough I'll throw it on the floor.'

    'Cliffordville' is another favorite. Owner says to the janitor 'Ah gooold watch, 34 years in the building, that practically as long as I been in the building. your aggressive self assurance unnerves me Etckit.

    The last rites of Jesse xxx. Everyone is crying in church because Jesse is in a pine box dead. They cry and proclaim how much they miss him. Then Jesse opens the lid and everyone in church runs out in terror. I laugh out load everytime I see it.

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    May 17, 2013 9:02 AM GMT
    One of THE BEST written shows on television. Most TV sucks... this was pure gold - in all aspects. Few shows made me "think outside the box" more. Should be mandatory viewing in this country. Maybe it would enlighten some people.
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    May 17, 2013 9:30 AM GMT
    I like it, it's one of the great classics. I like a couple of the episodes the one with the pig face and some others that i can't remember. But it's a great show.
  • Fritter

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    May 17, 2013 9:48 AM GMT
    I would have enjoyed it, but I broke my eye-glasses before I could watch it. icon_wink.gif
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    May 17, 2013 11:02 AM GMT
    One of my all time favorites shows...
    My top five favorite episodes are:
    "The Lateness of the Hour" with Inger Stevens
    "The After Hours" with Anne Francis. (Don't watch this one if you're creeped out by mannequins)
    "The Hitch-Hiker" again with Inger Stevens
    "The Trouble with Templeton" with Brian Aherne
    And of course "Night of the Meek", where Art Carney plays a wino Santa Claus.

    One of the saddest episodes was "The Lonely" where Jack Warden is serving a life sentence for murder on a faraway planet and he is given a robot for company. Poor Alicia icon_sad.gif
    Rod Serling's Night Gallery came along a decade later, and while it too was good, it certainly was no Twilight Zone.
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    May 17, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    "My name is talking Tina and I don't forgive you..." -TZ
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    May 17, 2013 11:25 AM GMT
    Big fan here, all the episodes mentioned are good.

    Robert Reford made his acting debut in the one about the angel of death and the old woman.

    The episode with the elderly married couple wanting to trade in their old and sick bodies for newer mdoels, had actor Edson Stroll (the original McHale's Navy) show off his hot body in swim trunks.
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    May 17, 2013 11:26 AM GMT
    Fritter saidI would have enjoyed it, but I broke my eye-glasses before I could watch it. icon_wink.gif

    the episode with Burgess Merdith (The Penguin on the Batman TV series) -- way to go, Fritter!
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    May 17, 2013 12:44 PM GMT
    I watched a few episodes when I was younger, like 15 years old. I never liked them much. I just walked away thinking "well, that was kind of strange" and never felt like the shows gave me something deep or compelling to think about, which are things I usually like about sci-fi type movies. For example, I never saw any moral dilemma I felt compelled to resolve or was never presented with some unique perspective that I had to wrestle with to challenge my current thinking. To me, they just felt like "here's a really weird situation with a kind of strange ending." I felt like I was supposed to walk away with a cool feeling and my head spinning with insight, but I didn't.

    But, I'm older now so I'll give them another shot. Maybe I missed something. I'll try the episodes you suggest. I'm open to ways of considering these episodes, if you think I'm missing the point or trying too hard.
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    May 17, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    My all time favorite was/is "Night of the Meek." Several others I liked have been mentioned with the exception of "Kick the Can." Residents of an old folk's home gather at night to play the child's game and become young again. Very Ray Bradbury-ish.

    Later on, I started watching "Outer Limits." icon_eek.gif

    P.S. Rod Serling was a hunk.
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    May 17, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    They are awesome. I love old movies and old shows like that.

    If you like that show then you should try watching the ORIGINAL version of "Dark Shadows" however I am unsure if Netflix has those so you would have to try another source.
  • Lincsbear

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    May 17, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    Big fan here, too. I liked its flexibility and literary qualities; each episode resembled a short story. I much preferred the series to 'Star Trek'.

    One that lingers in the memory is 'The Monsters Come Out On Maple Street'; all about the power of the imagination.
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    May 17, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    manboynyc saidOne of THE BEST written shows on television. Most TV sucks... this was pure gold - in all aspects. Few shows made me "think outside the box" more. Should be mandatory viewing in this country. Maybe it would enlighten some people.


    well said, Rod Serling was brilliant.
  • cityguy39

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    May 17, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    My top two favs:

    Living Doll

    Time Enough At Last
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    May 17, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    Did you guys know that both Agnes Moorhead and Elizabeth Montgomery spoke not a single word in their Twilight Zone episodes.
  • real_diver2

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    May 17, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    Twilight Zone and Outer Limits (original series)
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    May 17, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidBig fan here, too. I liked its flexibility and literary qualities; each episode resembled a short story. I much preferred the series to 'Star Trek'.

    One that lingers in the memory is 'The Monsters Come Out On Maple Street'; all about the power of the imagination.


    I love this episode! Why are the lights on in your house? LoL
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    May 17, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    Twilight Zone is one of my all-time favorite shows. I watch it every night before I go to sleep! icon_biggrin.gif