Rosswell G. Flemington owns a model ship company and loves everything nautical. That's not his problem however: he likes everything to be loud. He speaks at the top of his lungs, bellowing commands to his staff. He plays his phonograph records - his favorites include the sound of jets flying off the deck of the USS Hornet - as loud as possible, something that leads his wife to leave him. He's not prepared for what happens to him in the Twilight Zone however. Written by
Flemington implies that Lord Admiral Nelson lost an arm and an eye at Trafalgar. This was the battle where Nelson lost his life, he had already lost the arm and eye many years earlier. See more »
When last heard from, Mr. Roswell G. Flemington was in a sanitarium pleading with the medical staff to make some noise. They, of course, believe the case to be a rather tragic aberration - a man's mind becoming unhinged. And for this, they'll give him pills, therapy, and rest. Little do they realize that all Mr. Flemington is suffering from is a case of poetic justice. Tonight's tale of sounds and silences from... the Twilight Zone.
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This could have been the abyss of the greatest TV show ever (but A Thing About Machines is worse). Simply too painful to watch. Yet another grossly unsympathetic man with a silly name, but this one is bad enough to make Mr Bevis or Julius Moomer look like great icons. A wretchedly silly and boring entry. I've never seen such an unconvincing or downright bad central performance. Every line he struts and frets fails to reach the heights of ham or cod acting. I am aware that John McGiver was an otherwise very accomplished character actor, having seen him in many films. Just as I'm aware that Rod Serling was a great writer, but this utter rubbish is best forgotten.
Don't be like me and go looking for a message in this trash. Please look elsewhere in the Twilight Zone.
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