Tales from the Darkside: Season 2, Episode 8

Distant Signals (17 Nov. 1985)

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Mr. Smith is a cult follower of the failed 60's TV show MAX PARADISE and approaches Hollywood studio executives about recreating it, despite the reluctance of its now-alcoholic leading man Van Conway.

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Gil Hurn
Joseph Bova ...
Lew Feldman (as Joe Bova)
Sheila King ...
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John Bennes ...
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Dog Thomas ...
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Mr. Smith is a cult follower of the failed 60's TV show MAX PARADISE and approaches Hollywood studio executives about recreating it, despite the reluctance of its now-alcoholic leading man Van Conway.

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2 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Guest starring Darren McGavin.

This episode really doesn't fit at all with the Darkside episodes. It seems as though this should be a full length film. It's about a strange man trying to get an old show back on the air, even though the star hasn't been seen for 25 years. This strange man even gets the same director from the old show. It's an episode with excellent music and it's somehow strangely touching. I wish this would have been made into a movie, because it worked perfect as it is, but it would've been even better longer.

My rating: Perfect. 23 mins. TV PG


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