Night Gallery: Season 2, Episode 8

The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (10 Nov. 1971)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 143 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

Gossip columnist Holly receives a diary describing future events. / Dracula visits a blood bank with an odd request. / Hawkins the hermit promises a surprise to three boys if they dig for it. / Professor Peabody publicly ridicules the gods.

0Check in
0Share...

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (10 Nov 1971)

The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (10 Nov 1971) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Night Gallery.
« Previous Episode | 15 of 50 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
...
Carrie Crane (segment "The Diary")
...
Dr. Mill (segment "The Diary")
...
...
Nurse (segment "A Matter of Semantics")
...
Mr. Hawkins (segment "Big Surprise")
...
Professor Peabody (segment "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture")
Robert Yuro ...
Jeb Harlan (segment "The Diary")
James McCallion ...
George (segment "The Diary")
...
Nurse (segment "The Diary")
Floy Dean ...
Receptionist (segment "The Diary")
Diana Chesney ...
Maid (segment "The Diary")
Monie Ellis ...
Candy-Striper (segment "A Matter of Semantics")
...
Chris (segment "Big Surprise")
Marc Vahanian ...
Jason (segment "Big Surprise")
Edit

Storyline

Gossip columnist Holly receives a diary describing future events. / Dracula visits a blood bank with an odd request. / Hawkins the hermit promises a surprise to three boys if they dig for it. / Professor Peabody publicly ridicules the gods.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 1971 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Professor Peabody's Last Lecture, each of the students' names corresponds to a horror genre writer. Mr. Lovecraft refers to H.P. Lovecraft, the creator of the Cthulu mythos to which the professor refers, Mr. Bloch to Robert Bloch, who wrote stores set in the Cthulu mythos but is probably better known to the general public as the author of the novel "Psycho" which was made into the classic Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name and Mr. Derleth refers to August Derleth, another writer of horror tales, but who is best known for preserving the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, by creating his own publishing house known as Arkham House (named after the mythical city of Arkham, Massachusetts, also referred to in the Professor's lecture, where a number of the Mythos stories took place) which reprinted all of Lovecraft's published stories and novels as well as several collections of his letters. See more »

Connections

References Superman (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Agreed!
19 February 2008 | by (Eugene, OR) – See all my reviews

I adored the Night Gallery and was very pleased to have recently gotten the complete series.

Many of the segments are, frankly, mediocre, but some are classically terrifying. The episode with Roddy McDowell as the nephew who kills his rich uncle and Ossie Davis as the butler, the episode with Carl Betz as the doctor, "Camera Obscura" with Rene Auberjonois and Ross Martin (taken directly from the short story of the same name), and many, many others: all of these were good for a night of keeping the lights on. It's both good and rather sad to see all these great actors we grew up with who've since passed on. ~sigh~ I just finished watching "Big Surprise" again. And it's still as frightening and funny as ever.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No Marathon AaronCapenBanner
WooHoo the sixth sense esor-2
Silent Snow crmfghtr
Help! I need to identify this episode degrimstead-1
'They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar' jeberkin
R.I.P. William Windom AaronCapenBanner

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?