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Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994)

Two stories written by Rod Serling and intended for his seminal television anthology series are presented.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James' Fiancee (segment "The Theater")
James (segment "Theater, The")
Dr. Benjamin Ramsey (segment "Where the Dead Are")
Maureen, Barmaid (segment "Where the Dead Are")
Dr. Jeremy Wheaton (segment "Where the Dead Are")
(segment "The Theater")
(segment "The Theater")
(segment "Theater, The")
Don Bloomfield ...
(segment "Theater, The")
Michael Burgess ...
(segment "Theater, The")
Grey Silbley ...
(segment "The Theater")
(segment "The Theater")
Deborah Winstead ...
(segment "The Theater")
(segment "Where the Dead Are")


This tv movie features two stories by Rod Serling, who also wrote the stories of the original The Twilight Zone (1959) series. "The Theater": A young girl goes to the cinema to see His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant. Suddenly she sees scenes from her own life instead of the comedy. The scenes actually took place earlier that day. She is very confused because the other people didn't see those scenes. As she goes to see the movie again, scenes from her future appear on the screen. And that future is very frightening... "Where the Dead Are": Dr. Benjamin Ramsey is professor at the university in Boston in 1868. In front of his students he performes an appendix operation. As the patient O'Neil dies after the operation, Dr. Ramsey discovers that O'Neil suffered from a serious scull fracture twelve years ago. Since no one could have survived such an injury, he travels to the mysterious island where O'Neil came from. There he visits Dr. Jeremy Wheaton who earlier had experimented with ... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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19 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hämärän rajamailla  »

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Gary Cole (James) previously played Daniel Gaddis in The Twilight Zone: Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton (1985). See more »


[opening narration for "Where the Dead Are"]
Host: Dr. Benjamin Ramsey is a man on a mission. Said mission involving a declaration of war on an enemy that has never been defeated. The enemy is death and Dr. Ramsey will soon discover that trying to overcome it may not be the most prudent of courses, especially when the battle is waged in the Twilight Zone.
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This show sent parcel post from the Twilight Zone
16 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show, hosted by the Serling scripted "the Man" star James Earl Jones, consists of two lost episodes of the Twilight Zone--scripts that were either started by Rod Serling (and finished by Richard Matheson, a TZ collaborator of his from the original series) or written by the master himself.

The first episode is pretty much forgettable.

It is the second story, concerning a Civil War surgeon who seeks a way of prolonging the lives of his patients, that should provide some amusement for Serling fans. It was indeed eerie(or should I say "twilight zone" like?) to recognize the famous writer's voice in the dialogue(especially Palance's). The tale is a decent variation on Frankenstein and like the best of Serling's work, has some biting commentary on human nature. Though I wouldn't go so far as to say this is a "classic," and the ending was predictable, it has more depth than alot of similar efforts in genre tv airing today.

I just wish they would have filmed it in harsh black and white--now that would have been a blast from the past!

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