The Twilight Zone

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by Randall » July 2nd, 2019, 1:17 am

I only wish I was buying the Blu-rays now, as the price has gone down considerably!

But I know what you mean about the "shared experience" of watching it "live."

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by EricJ » July 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Daniel wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 8:15 pm
There's just something special about it airing on network telly and knowing other people are watching it. It's tradition! Or was... even though I always get exhausted watching. 'Tis the principle! ;
Seeing it turn up on Amazon Prime, the new Peele-cashin episodes are available for streaming in color, or...B&W!
Apparently, CBSAA wanted to address underwhelmed viewer complaints, and felt the show would be "more like the original", and have that grittier Rod Serling feel, if it was in 50's B&W.
(One smells desperation. :? )

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by Daniel » July 9th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Yep, like Black and White will fix everything! It's a cool idea, but one that probably should've been an option from the get-go. Feels like trying to appease fans of the original instead of maintaining their artistic integrity.

Might benefit a few episodes, and for others may do the opposite! One that comes to mind is "A Traveler". There's some truly beautiful things that pop in color, like the Northern Lights, the snow and Christmas lights. It would just be sterile in Black and White.

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by ShyViolet » August 4th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Second favorite TZ ending ever!! :) (The first is from The Dummy)


(Posted by CBS)


"That’s right, folks, it’s gonna be a Meg episode, stick around for the fun.
Here’s the clicker...no one’d blame ya.”

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by Daniel » August 5th, 2019, 2:01 pm

"It's a cookbook!"

One of the best plot twists EVER! ;)

Always intrigues me how Patty was able to decipher the books cover in mere hours when Mr. Chambers couldn't after trying for weeks on end.

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Re: The Twilight Zone

Post by ShyViolet » August 5th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Oh definitely! :)


Yeah, I also never quite understood how she was even able to decipher it in the first place. Not just because there’s not even a semblance of a clue as to what sound each letter makes, but, as Mr. Chambers said, the Kanamits are no doubt about: “Five hundred times as intelligent,” as humans. (And...there’s also telepathic! :? )

I also always wondered how Patty even figured out that it was a cookbook. I guess it had... “recipes” for how to cook humans??? “Make sure they don’t lose weight because they won’t be as tasty then.” Creepy! :shock: :shock: :shock:



(Also The Simps parody is so brilliant!)

Aliens: We have every possible TV channel in the known universe!
Bart: Do you have HBO?
Aliens: No, that costs extra.

:P
"That’s right, folks, it’s gonna be a Meg episode, stick around for the fun.
Here’s the clicker...no one’d blame ya.”

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