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
Immediately after their wedding, Virginia and Alex Walker return to his mother's house to make arrangements for it to be sold. Virginia has waited a long time to marry Alex as his domineering mother Henrietta doted - and smothered - him. Going back home has a strange effect on him as he reconnects with his his environment such as his room and his toys. He slowly begins to change and Virginia realizes that her mother-in-law's influence hasn't subsided. Written by
Although Rod Serling's opening narration describes the character Alex Walker as 34 years old, he looks much older, and in fact, the actor, Alex Nicol was 46 years old, at the time. See more »
Alex looks much too old for his character's story (see trivia). See more »
Exit Miss Virginia Lane, formerly and most briefly Mrs. Alex Walker. She has just given up a battle and in a strange way retreated, but this has been a retreat back to reality. Her opponent, Alex Walker, will now and forever hold a line that exists in the past. He has put a claim on a moment in time and is not about to relinquish it. Such things do happen - in the Twilight Zone.
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Two points of interest here in what otherwise is a TZ to forget.
One is that Richard Matheson has put a darker spin on a theme that Rod Serling used several times. The wish to return to childhood happens in Walking Distance, Kick The Can, Horace Ford, with variations of this theme elsewhere in the Zone. This time is different because we see this story through the wife is fearing her husband slipping away.
The second point is Phyllis Thaxter, in the role of the anguished Virginia, trying to hold onto her man. The thinner plots in TZ were often held together by the lead actress and this minor star (to be found in a few Alfred Hitchcock Presents) follows suit.
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