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Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes 

Emile Francis Bendictson appears to be a kind senior citizen, but there's more to him than meets the eye in MONSTERS! In A SMALL TALENT FOR WAR, an alien ambassador attends a meeting of the... See full summary »

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Emile Francis Bendictson (segment "Monsters!")
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Toby Michaels (segment "Monsters!")
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Mrs. Michaels (segment "Monsters!")
Bruce Solomon ...
Mr. Michaels (segment "Monsters!")
Lewis Dauber ...
Lou Calderon (segment "Monsters!")
Mary Margaret Lewis ...
Liz (segment "Monsters!")
Roger Hampton ...
Mover #1 (segment "Monsters!")
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Neighbor #1 (segment "Monsters!")
Teryn Jenkins ...
Neighbor #2 (segment "Monsters!")
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Alien Ambassador (segment "A Small Talent for War")
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American Ambassador Fraser (segment "A Small Talent for War")
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Russian Diplomat (segment "A Small Talent for War")
Fran Bennett ...
UN Chairman (segment "A Small Talent for War")
José Angel Santana ...
Aide (segment "A Small Talent for War") (as José Santana)
Gillian Eaton ...
British Delegate (segment "A Small Talent for War")
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Emile Francis Bendictson appears to be a kind senior citizen, but there's more to him than meets the eye in MONSTERS! In A SMALL TALENT FOR WAR, an alien ambassador attends a meeting of the United Nations. In A MATTER OF MINUTES, Michael and June Wright awaken to find their home overrun by faceless laborers. Written by Anonymous

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Emile Francis Bendictson became a vampire in 1839. See more »

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When the mother comes to give the kid medicine, it is 12:05. When the clock shows again, right after he takes the pills, it changes from 12:06 to 12:07. Then when the kid asks what midnight is, right after the pills, the clock shows the time change from 12:09 to 12:10 - a very quick time change. See more »

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A most unusual grandpa/Alien War/Time Travel in another World!
31 January 2008 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This episode 15 of "The New Twilight Zone" from the 1985-1986 CBS season featured three segments "Monsters!", "A Small Talent for War", and "A Matter of Minutes".

"Monsters!" is a well done and fairy tale type of episode featuring a kid who's mind wonders just like many of us can relate to when we were kids. As in this tale a little boy will find out that his old timer grandpa Mr. Bendictson(Ralph Bellamy)is most unusual and his appearance is more than meets the eye.

"A Small Talent for War" is somewhat boring and dull dealing with a meeting and political type convention of an ambassador(John Glover) that engineered human beings many years ago for finer and strange things like becoming part of the alien race.

"A Matter of Minutes" is a tale of time race with a happy and attractive couple played by Karen Austin and Adam Arkin who awake to find themselves trapped into the future hours ahead overall a good sci-fi tale of drama and the theme of time minutes is charming.


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