Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 10

No Time Like the Past (7 Mar. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" No Time Like the Past (original title)

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A scientist attempts to use a time machine to prevent tragedies, both in world history and in his own past.

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Paul Driscoll
Patricia Breslin ...
Abigail Sloan
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Prof. Eliot
Robert Cornthwaite ...
Hanford
John Zaremba ...
Horn Player
C. Lindsay Workman ...
Bartender (as Lindsay Workman)
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Mrs. Chamberlain
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Captain of Lusitania
James Yagi ...
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A scientist attempts to use a time machine to prevent tragedies, both in world history and in his own past. Written by klantry

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Originally intended to open with Paul Driscoll and his mentor Harvey having a political discussion, but was judged too boring before the final cut. See more »

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Paul goes back to 1881 wearing a modern suit, and when he gets there he is dressed in the clothes of the day. See more »

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[closing narration]
Narrator: Incident on a July afternoon ,1881. A man named Driscoll who came and went and, in the process, learned a simple lesson, perhaps best said by a poet named Lathbury, who wrote, "Children of yesterday, heirs of tomorrow, what are you weaving? Labor and sorrow? Look to your looms again, faster and faster fly the great shuttles prepared by the Master. Life's in the loom, room for it - room!" Tonight's tale of clocks and calendars - in The Twilight Zone.
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: Cradle of Darkness (2002) See more »

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Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean
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Written by David T. Shaw
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This Serling script is good - at times- but not at all times.
7 December 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Paul Driscoll (Dana Andrews) is a time traveler who wants to leave the 20th century. He denounces humanity in his own time in a way that resembles Taylor the astronaut at the beginning of Planet Of The Apes (Serling scripted, of course). Driscoll then appears at different times earlier in the century, and of these only the 1939 scene works dramatically. Driscoll returns to 1963 saying he wants to live in the 19th century in a quiet place called Homeville (like Willoughby, Cliffordville etc). There, on the periphery of this story is the shooting of President Garfield. Some wise words about 'armchair warriors', and 'what a shrapnel wound feels like' ( Rod Serling suffered shrapnel wounds in WW11). Driscoll comes across potential love interest in school teacher Abigail (Patricia Breslin from Nick Of Time,series two).

Dana Andrews had a wonderful voice and I like hearing him delivering the pessimistic dialogue about the all consuming madness of war in men. The story however seems quite a bit rushed, which is a pity because some elements of this are very good.


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