The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 17

Stranger in Possum Meadows (14 Jan. 1989)

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Young Danny Wilkins is playing in a field when he meets a scout who is collecting specimens of all sorts.

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Laura Press ...
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Young Danny Wilkins is playing in a field when he meets a scout who is collecting specimens of all sorts.

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Strange is the word
9 August 2011 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Very strange "New Twilight Zone" episode involving this weirdo who calls himself Scout wondering around in the woods of Possum Meadows looking as if he were the man who fell to earth and landed squarely on his head causing him sever brain damage.

It's little Danny Wilkins, Benji Barrett, who runs into this guy and in having a brief conversation with him about the difference between a tadpole and frog invites him over for dinner at his place a trailer home that he lives with his single parent and hard working mom, Laura Press. Showing up at the Watkins's house Scout after pacifying the family dog, who smelled something very fishy about the guy, with some kind of paralyzing ray that he emitted from his stretch out,like a fascist salute, arm Scout then goes on to stuff himself with a couple portions of roast chicken that Danny's Mom cooked up for him. Winning mom over like he did her son Danny and the family dog we soon get to see what this Scout is really up to and it ain't at all kosher! In fact it's as un-kosher as a plate of pork-chops and buttered whipped potato's!

As it soon turned out Scout is really an alien from outer space who landed with his spaceship at Possum Meadows in an effort to trap and send back live specimens,animal plants & humans, to his home planet to be examined and studied! This should have been obvious to Danny and his mom in that the guy himself didn't seem to be human at all but some kind of smiling android who's robotic like movements and facial expressions, he never could keep that silly looking smile off his face throughout the entire episode, should have risen red flags as soon as both Danny & his mom laid eyes on him.

***SPOILERS*** With little Danny as one of his kidnap victims to be sent home, to Scout's home planet, to be studied examined and possibly dissected by his fellow aliens or robots Scout gets a change of heart and allows Danny to go back home to his mom, Danny's dog also kidnapped by Scout wasn't so lucky, and forget about this whole strange incident. You see Scout who didn't know it at the time did have a heart and when he asked Danny what he wanted most in life and was told telepathically he wanted to go home Scout complied with his wish!


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