After drinking too much at a party, Bob and Millie Frazer awaken in a strange bed, in a strange house in a strange town. They're still dressed in the clothes they wore to the party but ... See full summary »
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 »
After drinking too much at a party, Bob and Millie Frazer awaken in a strange bed, in a strange house in a strange town. They're still dressed in the clothes they wore to the party but their memories are fuzzy. Bob was too drunk to drive so Millie was behind the wheel and she vaguely remembers a shadow falling over them. They soon realize that everything in the town is fake. The telephone in the house isn't wired; the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen are only a facade; even the trees are fake. The town is deserted and Millie begins to wonder if they're dead. They keep hearing a child laughing and begin a search. They're not prepared for what they encounter. Written by
The bulletin board in front of the church says that the sermon will be given by Rev. Kosh Gleason. F. Keogh Gleason was a set decorator at M-G-M for many years, and worked on Twilight Zone (1959). See more »
When they are on the train, the wife looks out of the window directly to her left, to see the train pulling out of the station. However, the window one seat behind her reveals that the outside scenery is standing still. See more »
The moral of what you've just seen is clear. If you drink, don't drive. And if your wife has had a couple, she shouldn't drive either. You might both just wake up with a whale of a headache in a deserted village in the Twilight Zone.
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A Startling Episode: Experience of Watching It May Last a Lifetime
I recall watching this episode as a child when it was first broadcast. TV was so different then -- it didn't take much to suspend your disbelief -- and programs such as this seemed so real. I remember being totally drawn in and absorbed by the unfolding mystery of all of the fake components of the town, and I felt great empathy and pity for the couple as I watched their initial relief in boarding the train turn to fear and worry when they discover that it only travels in a loop. Serling achieves a heightened sense of claustrophobia that engenders much allegorical thinking vis-à-vis feeling "trapped." Finally, I was deeply shocked by the disturbing ending. The memory of it still creeps me out 45 years later. This was TV at its best -- what an imagination, Mr. Serling, thanks for all the fun...
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