Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... 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 »
Redeemed by Hercules, son of Zeus, Xena, once known as "Murderer," tries to fulfill her destiny as the "Warrior Princess" fighting for the greater good. On her Quest, she meets Gabrielle, a... See full summary »
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
The saying West refers to about an Oriental "...not being able to get into heaven without his pigtail" is spurious. The queue, as it was more properly known, was imposed by the Manchu Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty as a symbol of their overthrow of the Chinese Mings in 1644. Failure to adopt the queue was considered an act of sedition and was punishable by death; the official policy was "Keep your hair and lose your head, or keep your head and cut your hair". Hundreds of thousands of people were executed or even massacred, then denied a proper burial. When the Qing dynasty fell in 1912, the hairstyle disappeared almost overnight. See more »
Irving J Moore directs this episode which features a plot that twists more than some episodes of this series. This one is a much more mature plot than some episodes as it involves China, a Princess, and an opium smuggling ring.
It gets off to a rousing start when Arte is posing as a Chinese trying to infiltrate into one of the organizations. West is watching and when the gang exposes a Gatling gun to kill Arte & all the legitimate ones in the group, he saves Arte from a painful death.
There are several traps set in this episode. At different points both Arte & Jim are shot by Chinese blowguns. The princess turns out to be more interested in West than in being a Princess. It turns out the evil guy is a British Military guy named Smyth.
After West finally takes care of Smyth there is a little humor about Chinese food thrown in at the end. Over all this one is more mature than some episodes. Guest cast while not famous folks are good including one guy who tries to be Wests shadow after West saves his life. No one can keep up with Honorable West.
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