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Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994)

Two stories written by Rod Serling and intended for his seminal television anthology series are presented.

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James' Fiancee (segment "The Theater")
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James (segment "Theater, The")
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Dr. Benjamin Ramsey (segment "Where the Dead Are")
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Maureen, Barmaid (segment "Where the Dead Are")
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Dr. Jeremy Wheaton (segment "Where the Dead Are")
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(segment "The Theater")
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(segment "The Theater")
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(segment "Theater, The")
Don Bloomfield ...
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Michael Burgess ...
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Grey Silbley ...
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Deborah Winstead ...
(segment "The Theater")
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(segment "Where the Dead Are")
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This tv movie features two stories by Rod Serling, who also wrote the stories of the original The Twilight Zone (1959) series. "The Theater": A young girl goes to the cinema to see His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant. Suddenly she sees scenes from her own life instead of the comedy. The scenes actually took place earlier that day. She is very confused because the other people didn't see those scenes. As she goes to see the movie again, scenes from her future appear on the screen. And that future is very frightening... "Where the Dead Are": Dr. Benjamin Ramsey is professor at the university in Boston in 1868. In front of his students he performes an appendix operation. As the patient O'Neil dies after the operation, Dr. Ramsey discovers that O'Neil suffered from a serious scull fracture twelve years ago. Since no one could have survived such an injury, he travels to the mysterious island where O'Neil came from. There he visits Dr. Jeremy Wheaton who earlier had experimented with ... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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19 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Gary Cole (James) previously played Daniel Gaddis in The Twilight Zone: Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton (1985). See more »

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[closing narration for "Where the Dead Are"]
Host: Quotation from the Bible, the Book of Ecclesiastes: "To everything, there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die." To which Dr. Ramsey might add, "And death will come, despite the misguided efforts of man to delay or prevent it, even in the Twilight Zone."
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Two Lost Classics
6 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Both of the once lost stories have been found - this film will give us an idea of what it would have been like from Rod Sterling.

The first one is a 30 minute short. It's not bad but I wish they would have given us a glimpse into the future of the doctor as they did his girlfriend before it ended - we were left with the events that just pass but nothing about his future.

The second is about an hour long and is a little different take of the story of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I liked this one quite a bit. The atmosphere alone is watching for me.

Overall I liked this - I don't think I would watch it again but it was worth watching.

7/10


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