The last thing College Lit professor Cary West wants, while is wife is out of town, is a TV set to keep him company; but that's just what his wife, Carolyn has bought for him.Written by
Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>
Based on Henry Kuttner's story "The Twonky", which appeared in the September 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, under the pseudonym Lewis Padgett. See more »
After failing to send his car and The Twonky over the cliff, Kerry West starts driving again and when he speeds up the camera shot switches to the car's speedometer, and it shows the mileage is at 04136, and the face of the speedometer has changed from a black face with white numbers to a white face with black numbers. After getting into the Old Lady Motorist's car and she speeds up the camera shot switches to her car's speedometer and, by strange coincidence, it is also at 04136. See more »
This film with the great Hans Conried is based on a sci-fi story by Henry Kuttner. The original story is wonderful about a little man who wakes us disoriented in a TV assembly plant. When the foreman asks what he does, he remembers he makes "twonkies." He does, in the form of a TV and disappears. Without this bit of knowledge, this film makes little sense in the beginning. Bit by bit, the information comes in as the hapless Cary West (Conried) is taken over by the Twonky. This theme of a TV coming into your home and taking over will be repeated years later by Spielberg with Poltergeist. Once you can establish this premise, this story unwinds beautifully. Hans Conried is at his best. Check this out. No great moments, no star-studded cast, just a simple message: TV sucks. No video for watch for it on the late show and check it out.
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