Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

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Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by Lance » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:31 pm

Rod Serling, raised in Binghamton, New York, and creator of Twilight Zone has always been a most interesting creator for me of his wonderful five-season TV series. Finally, as a holiday gift, I received the 28-DVD [all 156 complete episodes] definitive set—without those gawd-awful commercials—has begun to be viewed by yours truly. Remasterings of these 1960s originals is first class and is highly recommended.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by MarkC » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:34 pm

I never stop finding new things to love in those shows, no matter how many times I've seen them.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by karlhenning » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:51 pm

Do you mean a 28-DVD set?

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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by MarkC » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:59 pm

karlhenning wrote:Do you mean a 28-DVD set?
Heh heh :) .....I bet he did. I didn't catch it either.

[edited due to incorrect pronoun] :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:51 pm

MarkCannon wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Do you mean a 28-DVD set?
Heh heh :) .....I bet she did. I didn't catch it either.
A small typo is hardly justification for changing his sex. :lol:
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by MarkC » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
MarkCannon wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Do you mean a 28-DVD set?
Heh heh :) .....I bet she did. I didn't catch it either.
A small typo is hardly justification for changing his sex. :lol:
Ooops, sorry!!!!!!!!
When I did that last post, I didn't look back to the original post, and I "mis-remembered" who had started the thread!
(I thought it had been you!)
I went back and fixed it.

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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by NancyElla » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:49 pm

Lance wrote:Rod Serling, raised in Binghamton, New York, and creator of Twilight Zone has always been a most interesting creator for me of his wonderful five-season TV series. Finally, as a holiday gift, I received the 28-CD definitive set—without those gawd-awful commercials—has begun to be viewed by yours truly. Remasterings of these 1960s originals is first class and is highly recommended.
I always loved The Twilight Zone as a kid. I'll have to get hold of those DVDs and see how they seem to me now, with an adult sense of context. I expect they are even better than I remember.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by MarkC » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:24 am

NancyElla wrote:.....I always loved The Twilight Zone as a kid. I'll have to get hold of those DVDs and see how they seem to me now, with an adult sense of context. I expect they are even better than I remember.
For me, even besides how much more I can tell because of "maturity" (such as there is) :) ......something we can appreciate now that was impossible back then is knowing what a lot of those actors and actresses would later become. Quite a few of the lead actors were people who were unknown then but later became stars.

Partial list (partly from memory but mostly with the aid of Wiki):

Robert Redford
William Shatner
Jack Klugman
Robert Duvall
Burt Reynolds
Cloris Leachman
Leonard Nimoy
Carol Burnett
Barbara Barrie
Buddy Ebsen (didn't know! -- maybe never saw the episode)
Ivan Dixon (later on Hogan's Heroes -- didn't know he was on either)
Peter Falk (ditto)
Telly Savalas
Charles Bronson
Harold Gould ("Rhoda's father")
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Weaver (I always sort of confuse these 2) :)
Martin Landau
Dick York
Paul Mazursky (bit part, I think)
Edward Platt ("Chief" on Get Smart)

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:20 am

I remember several of those stars in their TZ appearances. The show with Bronson also starred Elizabeth Montgomery in what I thought was announced as her first major starring role on TV. It was a two person show about a male soldier who spoke English and a female soldier who spoke Russian.

And Agnes Moorehead's stunning solo performance as a old lady in an isolated prairie cabin trying to save herself from 3 tiny space aliens who turn out to be American astronauts on an exploratory voyage.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by MarkC » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:39 am

Corlyss_D wrote:......Agnes Moorehead's stunning solo performance as a old lady in an isolated prairie cabin trying to save herself from 3 tiny space aliens who turn out to be American astronauts on an exploratory voyage.
IMO the very most remarkable episode, including because there is virtually no dialogue.

It's stunning.

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Post by Lance » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:08 pm

Lance wrote:Rod Serling, raised in Binghamton, New York, and creator of Twilight Zone has always been a most interesting creator for me of his wonderful five-season TV series. Finally, as a holiday gift, I received the 28-DVD definitive set—without those gawd-awful commercials—has begun to be viewed by yours truly. Remasterings of these 1960s originals is first class and is highly recommended.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by Lance » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:09 pm

Yes, DVDs, not CDs. My mind seems to be clogged.
karlhenning wrote:Do you mean a 28-DVD set?

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Post by karlhenning » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:04 pm

Well, this is a serious temptation, I must say.

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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by Lance » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:23 pm

Well, if you are caught up in the TZ series, you will assuredly want to have this collection. I suppose, when it becomes unavailable, it will be highly collectible set and you won't regret you have it.
karlhenning wrote:Well, this is a serious temptation, I must say.

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Post by karlhenning » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:16 pm

Have you made your way completely through yet, Lance? ; )

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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by slofstra » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:29 am

These thread don't make a lot of sense when you correct the original post.
Lance says it's a 28 DVD set, and karl asks if it's a 28 DVD set? The rest is even more confusing. :)

So Lance, could you put back the original mistakes, please. Just kidding. :)

Anyway, glad to hear those shows stand up. So many do not. One I've purchased that is a delight is season 1 of Have Gun Will Travel. I'm also discovering, believe it or not. Star Trek - TNG.

When you buy these old shows, and assuming you don't have the complete series, do you go through the seasons in order? I've felt that is a bit of a trap as I may never see ALL the seasons for some of the shows I like, and thus miss the better years. Thoughts?

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Post by slofstra » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:32 am

One more on Twilight Zone. I haven't actually seen any episodes since I was a kid. The one that still stands out in my mind is the one where someone bets it'll be 5.30 when the stage coach arrives in the next town, even though it's 5.15 now and the town is 45 minutes away. He wins the bet; this is back when many towns had their "own" time zone. Hmm. I think that was Twilight Zone. Maybe it was Death Valley Days. Ring a bell, Lance.

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Post by Lance » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:15 am

No, not completely through the set yet, Karl. I am going slowly as I don't want to ruin too much of a good thing. I cannot tell you, however, how WONDERFUL it is to watch these WITHOUT the commercial interruptions. More and more, I am becoming irate with the NUMBER of commercials I see on television. They are shoving all this stuff down our throats not to mention the REPTITION of the same commercials, over and over and over. The American public is really stupid to put up with this but, on the other hand, we have no choice except I now find it necessary to click through all commercials except one: the Progressive Insurance ones with "Flo," [the redhead] who graduated from Binghamton University! Doesn't someone make a device to attach to your cable service that will cut out commercials. Seems to me I've heard about something like this.
karlhenning wrote:Have you made your way completely through yet, Lance? ; )

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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by Lance » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:19 am

Yes, I know what you mean Henry. At least when someone catches these typos we know people are actually reading our posts! That's a good thing, eh?

Yes, the shows still stand up very well. Rod Serling smokes too much in his introductions, but that was when smoking was still in vogue. I do NOT go through the series in the order of their original presentation; I select different shows from the seasons. I do "tick" them off when I view them so I will not miss a single one of the TZ shows. Watching TZ shows is like going to a live hockey game ... you get your mind off everything else except what you are watching!
slofstra wrote:These thread don't make a lot of sense when you correct the original post.
Lance says it's a 28 DVD set, and karl asks if it's a 28 DVD set? The rest is even more confusing. :)

So Lance, could you put back the original mistakes, please. Just kidding. :)

Anyway, glad to hear those shows stand up. So many do not. One I've purchased that is a delight is season 1 of Have Gun Will Travel. I'm also discovering, believe it or not. Star Trek - TNG.

When you buy these old shows, and assuming you don't have the complete series, do you go through the seasons in order? I've felt that is a bit of a trap as I may never see ALL the seasons for some of the shows I like, and thus miss the better years. Thoughts?
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by Lance » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:20 am

No, I haven't caught on to that one yet, Henry, nor do I remember it at the moment. I'll check in with you if I see that one soon.
slofstra wrote:One more on Twilight Zone. I haven't actually seen any episodes since I was a kid. The one that still stands out in my mind is the one where someone bets it'll be 5.30 when the stage coach arrives in the next town, even though it's 5.15 now and the town is 45 minutes away. He wins the bet; this is back when many towns had their "own" time zone. Hmm. I think that was Twilight Zone. Maybe it was Death Valley Days. Ring a bell, Lance.
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Re: Rod Serling's “Twilight Zone” complete series

Post by karlhenning » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:24 am

Lance wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Have you made your way completely through yet, Lance? ; )
No, not completely through the set yet, Karl. I am going slowly as I don't want to ruin too much of a good thing. I cannot tell you, however, how WONDERFUL it is to watch these WITHOUT the commercial interruptions. More and more, I am becoming irate with the NUMBER of commercials I see on television. They are shoving all this stuff down our throats not to mention the REPETITION of the same commercials, over and over and over. The American public is really stupid to put up with this but, on the other hand, we have no choice except I now find it necessary to click through all commercials except one: the Progressive Insurance ones with "Flo," [the redhead] who graduated from Binghamton University! Doesn't someone make a device to attach to your cable service that will cut out commercials. Seems to me I've heard about something like this.
How's your progress, Lance? ; ) Similarly to yourself, I am pacing my passage through the Zone, and greatly enjoying it (as for commercials, don't even go there!) A month or so ago I finished the first season, and I'm now about one disc through the second.

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