Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »
Bartlett Finchley is an odd man, a writer who contributes to food magazines and the like. He lives alone and is always it seems in need of a repairman for one piece of household equipment or another. As time has gone by, he seems to be in a constant battle with machines - his typewriter, his television - which all have the same message for him: get out of the house. He has no intention of doing so however and the battle begins. Written by
When Finchley smashes the TV, the screen image stays visible for a short time after the screen is broken, revealing that the screen's image was superimposed. See more »
This is Mr. Bartlett Finchley, age forty-eight, a practicing sophisticate who writes very special and very precious things for gourmet magzines and the like. He's a bachelor and a recluse with few friends, only devotees and adherents to the cause of tart sophistry. He has no interests save whatever current annoyances he can put his mind to. He has no purpose to his life except the formulation of day-to-day opportunities to vent his wrath on mechanical contrivances of an age ...
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Most boring, stupid TV episode ever - and I LOVE The Twilight Zone.
According to the TV repair man, Finchley (Richard Hayden) once called him out after kicking-in the TV screen. I would never kick a screen in, but this entry would be the nearest possible reason for justifying Finchley's own wretchedly stupid action. There's not an ounce of humanity about the nasty, soulless prig whose utterly insane and pointless world this extremely lame story is about. I was hoping a washing machine would swallow Finchley within five minutes as this is unfunny and dreadfully tedious. Fifth dimension? - One dimension! Other episodes where a machine takes on human qualities at least have a strong reason, like the driver's guilty conscience in You Drive, and the gambling addiction depicted in The Fever. Finchley is simply boring and unwatchable. Machines here are a self perpetuating plot device in what can barely be described as a story. Perhaps the moral is don't upset your toaster, it might harbour a grudge?- I give up.
Please do not confuse this with the great, or the good, or the fair, or even the bad with some quality entries in the best TV show ever.
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