Saturday, March 1, 2008


Okay, on longer view, my revisit to the 1980's Twilight Zone TV show is about what I remembered: some very, very good television, and some really crappy crappyvision. Which really puts it on a par with the original series, I suppose.

What's really amazing is the talent they unloaded on this thing: Wes Craven, Harlan Ellison and William Friedkin all play a pretty big creative role. The big Friedkin episode is the first one I remember as being outstanding, and I think it's coming up at the end of the first disc, so we'll see. That would be Nighthawks, a pretty tense piece about a Vietnam vet who ends up with spooky mind powers thanks to Agent Orange, but is also haunted by terrible flashbacks. The flashbacks and the spooky mind powers get together and shoot up a diner somewhere in the midwest. It's pretty cool...

But: why am I on to Twilight Zone, anyhow? Wasn't I in the middle of rewatching all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Yes, but apparently we can't get season six from Blockbuster Online, so, anyone who has a copy of season six, please mail to us in a S.A.S.E. and we'll send back in a few days.


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