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2012-08-05 05:37:46 AM
Well, there's someone who maybe has completely missed the point of the show......... Documentaries for you old son from now on.......
 
2012-08-05 05:44:40 AM
Who?
 
2012-08-05 06:38:19 AM
TFA's one redeeming quality is, it isn't a slide show.
 
2012-08-05 08:19:29 AM
Actually, Subby, this article wasn't even about Serling's Twilight Zone. So why mention him in an article about shows that had nothing to do with him? Why not a headline about Serling rolling over in his grave about Oliver Wendell Douglas's 10 most confounding speeches on Green Acres?
 
2012-08-05 08:30:01 AM
This one from the 1985 show scared the shiat out of me as a kid. It employed Standard TZ plot #3, he was dead the whole time.

Kentucky Rye
 
2012-08-05 08:31:16 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Actually, Subby, this article wasn't even about Serling's Twilight Zone. So why mention him in an article about shows that had nothing to do with him? Why not a headline about Serling rolling over in his grave about Oliver Wendell Douglas's 10 most confounding speeches on Green Acres?


there was a thread earlier about this. new twilight zone is blasphemous twilight zone. heresy!! heresy!! burn the infidel and so on.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:37 AM
Serling.
Not Sterling.
 
2012-08-05 09:56:46 AM
Hey, there's a TZ marathon on right now on SyFy.
 
2012-08-05 10:02:15 AM
... never mind, it's only 4 of them.
 
2012-08-05 10:11:28 AM

unlikely: Serling.
Not Sterling.


I keep reading the headline and wondering why Rod Stewart was going nut over the Twilight Zone, now I know why.
 
2012-08-05 10:20:51 AM
www.musikmarkt.de
RIP
 
2012-08-05 10:25:02 AM
www.wvah.com

RI...no, I can't go through with it.
 
2012-08-05 10:32:22 AM
The most confounding thing about the new Twilight Zone was how it lasted as long as it did

/and has anyone pointed out it's SERLING, illiteratemitter?
 
2012-08-05 11:04:03 AM
I didn't see any Twilight Zone episodes, I saw a bunch of color television garbage.
 
2012-08-05 11:05:42 AM
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It's been said that to err is human, and to forgive is divine.

This subby was revealed to have been more than human, and this thread's commentators less than divine.

Neither the machines of men, nor acts of nature, nor the blistering pace of time could keep subby from tripping over his own shoes and slamming the keyboard with his rotund, sausage-like fingers. Indeed, subby was enmeshed in the human condition, as he was but merely a poseur for misspelling my name.

Since the fifth day of August in the year twenty-twelve, submitter will carry the dishonor of this submission just as men before him have carried scars of shame, of regret, of unthinkable mistakes. He tries to take pride in telling new tales through Fark headlines, only to be appropriately and justly mocked by the masses he hoped to endear himself to.


Submitter, an inept poseur who could not be bothered to check the spelling of my godforsaken name...

... in The Twilight Zone.
 
2012-08-05 11:09:33 AM
Rod Sterling?

media.comicvine.com

You're a bad man subby! a real bad man!
 
2012-08-05 11:10:52 AM

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[img232.imageshack.us image 325x292]

It's been said that to err is human, and to forgive is divine.

This subby was revealed to have been more than human, and this thread's commentators less than divine.

Neither the machines of men, nor acts of nature, nor the blistering pace of time could keep subby from tripping over his own shoes and slamming the keyboard with his rotund, sausage-like fingers. Indeed, subby was enmeshed in the human condition, as he was but merely a poseur for misspelling my name.

Since the fifth day of August in the year twenty-twelve, submitter will carry the dishonor of this submission just as men before him have carried scars of shame, of regret, of unthinkable mistakes. He tries to take pride in telling new tales through Fark headlines, only to be appropriately and justly mocked by the masses he hoped to endear himself to.


Submitter, an inept poseur who could not be bothered to check the spelling of my godforsaken name...

... in The Twilight Zone.


We need a Bravo! button
 
2012-08-05 11:12:24 AM
Revived Twilight Zone wasn't great. The re-revived Twilight Zone on UPN was terrible.

With the great DVD/Blu-ray releases of the original Twilight Zone that have come out, how come Night Gallery can't get any respect?
 
2012-08-05 11:13:12 AM
No. 2: Tooth or Consequences...

...dentists are weird! They start farking with your teeth... And then it goes into your brain... If your tooth rots, then your brain rots!

All I'm saying is I don't want some guy with no reason to live farking with my mouth.
 
2012-08-05 11:14:50 AM
I don't recall the exact plot details but there was an episode with George Takai that made an impression on me when I was younger. It was also a very controversial episode in that it tried to cover the relationship between Japan and America. If I remember correctly both men were caught up in a desire for revenge and both wound up dead from that desire.
 
2012-08-05 11:15:22 AM

NeoCortex42: Revived Twilight Zone wasn't great. The re-revived Twilight Zone on UPN was terrible.

With the great DVD/Blu-ray releases of the original Twilight Zone that have come out, how come Night Gallery can't get any respect?


Because... Roddy McDowall killed by a painting? Really?
 
2012-08-05 11:17:56 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: NeoCortex42: Revived Twilight Zone wasn't great. The re-revived Twilight Zone on UPN was terrible.

With the great DVD/Blu-ray releases of the original Twilight Zone that have come out, how come Night Gallery can't get any respect?

Because... Roddy McDowall killed by a painting? Really?


The guy from Freakazoid?

www.dvdizzy.com
 
2012-08-05 11:19:47 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It's been said that to err is human, and to forgive is divine.

This subby was revealed to have been more than human, and this thread's commentators less than divine.

Neither the machines of men, nor acts of nature, nor the blistering pace of time could keep subby from tripping over his own shoes and slamming the keyboard with his rotund, sausage-like fingers. Indeed, subby was enmeshed in the human condition, as he was but merely a poseur for misspelling my name.

Since the fifth day of August in the year twenty-twelve, submitter will carry the dishonor of this submission just as men before him have carried scars of shame, of regret, of unthinkable mistakes. He tries to take pride in telling new tales through Fark headlines, only to be appropriately and justly mocked by the masses he hoped to endear himself to.


Submitter, an inept poseur who could not be bothered to check the spelling of my godforsaken name...

... in The Twilight Zone.


You are traveling through another dimension... A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wonderous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.

Your final countdown: to the TMLO zone.
 
2012-08-05 11:22:55 AM
I grew up with the 80s reboot, and had to hide behind the couch every time the title sequence came on. Some of the 80s episodes really missed the point, but there were lots of gems in the series, and its better than most people give it credit for.

One story in particular, "A Small Talent for War", really stuck in my mind. It was like, "To Serve Man", where aliens come to Earth and humanity's fate is sealed over the misinterpretation of a single phrase.
 
2012-08-05 11:23:06 AM

Gergesa: I don't recall the exact plot details but there was an episode with George Takai that made an impression on me when I was younger. It was also a very controversial episode in that it tried to cover the relationship between Japan and America. If I remember correctly both men were caught up in a desire for revenge and both wound up dead from that desire.


I don't remember that episode too well, but it seems like a retread of "The Quality of Mercy" that also focused on the attitudes of American and Japanese soldiers and was very well done. Also, it featured Dean Stockwell and Leonard Nimoy.
 
2012-08-05 11:24:01 AM

DrMcNinja: The All-Powerful Atheismo: NeoCortex42: Revived Twilight Zone wasn't great. The re-revived Twilight Zone on UPN was terrible.

With the great DVD/Blu-ray releases of the original Twilight Zone that have come out, how come Night Gallery can't get any respect?

Because... Roddy McDowall killed by a painting? Really?

The guy from Freakazoid?


No, that guy is much more deliciously-named.
 
2012-08-05 11:25:54 AM
There are only two modern Twilght Zone eps that hold up along side the classics:


Dealer's Choice starring Morgan Freeman and bunch of other good actors playing a card game with the devil.

Gramma, the adaptation of Stephen King's story of the same name that scared the absolute piss out of me as a kid.
 
2012-08-05 11:30:56 AM
I'm getting a kick out of this since I'm watching Season 3 of the original series on DVD.


/The DVDs are set up in an atrocious manner though.
//Talk about a convoluted setup.
 
2012-08-05 11:39:12 AM

likes838: /The DVDs are set up in an atrocious manner though.


The menus suck. I just extract the episodes alone then re-burn them on dvd.
 
2012-08-05 11:42:06 AM

Godscrack: media.comicvine.com

You're a bad man subby! a real bad man!


SEND HIM TO THE CORNFIELD!


MaudlinMutantMollusk: We need a Bravo! button


*tips hat*

Thank ya kindly, MMM - cheers!


The All-Powerful Atheismo: You are traveling through another dimension... A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wonderous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.

Your final countdown: to the TMLO zone.


Hah!

The music is decidedly scary there...
 
2012-08-05 11:48:55 AM

Gergesa: I don't recall the exact plot details but there was an episode with George Takai that made an impression on me when I was younger. It was also a very controversial episode in that it tried to cover the relationship between Japan and America. If I remember correctly both men were caught up in a desire for revenge and both wound up dead from that desire.


"The Encounter". I recently watched it on netflix after being surprised that there was an episode I've never seen. Apparently it only aired once, which I why I never saw it. Seeing a twilight zone episode for the first time was like being a kid again for 25 minutes, it was awesome!
 
2012-08-05 12:16:56 PM

Baron Harkonnen: I grew up with the 80s reboot, and had to hide behind the couch every time the title sequence came on. Some of the 80s episodes really missed the point, but there were lots of gems in the series, and its better than most people give it credit for.

One story in particular, "A Small Talent for War", really stuck in my mind. It was like, "To Serve Man", where aliens come to Earth and humanity's fate is sealed over the misinterpretation of a single phrase.


The one where the survivalist guy gets entombed in his shelter, since rather than the big one, it was just a radiation leak, was pretty good.
 
2012-08-05 12:17:43 PM
Also, in Tales from the Darkside, how did the Grither come to be? Why doesn't Santa stop him?
 
2012-08-05 12:30:32 PM
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Sooo... uuuhhhh... imagine if you willanotherplaceandtime... uuhhh whatdafarkisthatword??? uhhh...

Norm MacDonald Twilight Zone
 
2012-08-05 12:38:18 PM
For the record, the list is much better if you read it in Rod's voice.
 
2012-08-05 01:05:23 PM
Serling may be one of the most underrated/under-appreciated people in science fiction and television history.
 
2012-08-05 01:32:55 PM
#9 had the added benefit of starring Jeffrey Combs. I'll watch just about anything that guy is in.

Except Enterprise. Not ever he can save that show.
 
2012-08-05 01:36:34 PM
I was 13 in 1985, I thought the New Twilight Zone was pretty cool, and I liked the theme song. I still remember the one where the woman could stop time and went out to see a nuclear missile hanging over her town, one where kids were tested for intelligence at age 10 and were killed if they scored too high, and one where a guy was shunned for a year because he wasn't nice enough.

Perhaps they haven't aged well, but I found them entertaining then.
 
2012-08-05 01:39:53 PM
Oh, yeah, and the one where over the course of a day the English language scrambles itself into a new configuration and only this one guy notices and has to relearn how to talk. I loved that one as a kid.
 
2012-08-05 01:54:30 PM
This article is full of fail. FOR INSTANCE---it is Serling not Sterling. AND--they are all 80's crap version of the show. So NO.
 
2012-08-05 02:17:33 PM
Subby, your blog sucks.

tldr: The newest incarnations of Twilight Zone are garbage.
 
2012-08-05 03:06:20 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img155.imageshack.us image 800x49]

[img232.imageshack.us image 325x292]

It's been said that to err is human, and to forgive is divine.



Unless you've got an admin looking out for you. Good thing you got the screen-cap, since the headlines been corrected.
 
2012-08-05 03:17:12 PM
I remember the one where the guy somehow gets stuck between time frames and learns that every world minute is meticulously assembled by a legion of faceless construction workers dressed in blue. Sounds pretty messed up to write in a sentence like that, but I remember thinking it was good as a kid.
 
2012-08-05 03:26:21 PM

frestcrallen: I remember the one where the guy somehow gets stuck between time frames and learns that every world minute is meticulously assembled by a legion of faceless construction workers dressed in blue. Sounds pretty messed up to write in a sentence like that, but I remember thinking it was good as a kid.


There were some good 80's twilight zone episodes. There were even some good 00's twilight zone episodes, the update of "The Monsters on Maple Street" with the paranoia of a post 9/11 world being a notable example. Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-08-05 03:35:04 PM

NeoCortex42: Revived Twilight Zone wasn't great. The re-revived Twilight Zone on UPN was terrible.

With the great DVD/Blu-ray releases of the original Twilight Zone that have come out, how come Night Gallery can't get any respect?


All three seasons are out on DVD.

Universal even took some remaining segments that were syndication-only (or something like that) and compiled them into a "new" episode so that fans couldn't say that every NG segment hadn't been released.

I don't know what more you would want.
 
2012-08-05 04:16:16 PM
Bondith: #9 had the added benefit of starring Jeffrey Combs. I'll watch just about anything that guy is in.

Except Enterprise. Not ever he can save that show.


I thought his Andorian character was pretty cool. And I liked the Vulcans as villains. I think Enterprise was much maligned.
 
2012-08-05 04:22:16 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It's been said that to err is human, and to forgive is divine.

This subby was revealed to have been more than human, and this thread's commentators less than divine.

Neither the machines of men, nor acts of nature, nor the blistering pace of time could keep subby from tripping over his own shoes and slamming the keyboard with his rotund, sausage-like fingers. Indeed, subby was enmeshed in the human condition, as he was but merely a poseur for misspelling my name.

Since the fifth day of August in the year twenty-twelve, submitter will carry the dishonor of this submission just as men before him have carried scars of shame, of regret, of unthinkable mistakes. He tries to take pride in telling new tales through Fark headlines, only to be appropriately and justly mocked by the masses he hoped to endear himself to.


Submitter, an inept poseur who could not be bothered to check the spelling of my godforsaken name...

... in The Twilight Zone.


*slow clap*

That was lovely.
 
2012-08-05 04:27:11 PM
Perhaps the most confounding thing about this list is why would anybody watch a Twilight Zone reboot?

/OTZ
//Original Twilight Zone
 
2012-08-05 04:27:11 PM
My favourite original TZ episode has to be "Time Enough at Last" even if it makes me cry every single time.
 
2012-08-05 04:33:29 PM
DrMcNinja: I didn't see any Twilight Zone episodes, I saw a bunch of color television garbage.

What I learned from TFA is that the color version sucks, and the black and white will always be superior.

/I already knew this
 
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