The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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A washed-up, military test pilot volunteers to go through an energy portal to search for others who went through but haven't returned. When he discovers a Garden of Eden on the other side, ... See full summary »

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Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), J. Michael Straczynski
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Episode cast overview:
John Beck ... Maj. Alex McAndrews
Patricia Collins ... Brenn
George R. Robertson ... Gen. Greg Slater
Eugene Clark ... Capt. Henry Kincaid
Robert Collins ... 2nd Lt. Emilio Perez
Sharon Corder Sharon Corder ... Technician
Jack Blum ... Advisor
Steve Atkinson Steve Atkinson ... Military Assistant
Robin Ward ... Narrator (voice)
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A washed-up, military test pilot volunteers to go through an energy portal to search for others who went through but haven't returned. When he discovers a Garden of Eden on the other side, will he be able to locate the others? Can he find a way back? Even if he does, would he? Written by Marc Munasque (OahuMarc69@yahoo.com)

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When General Slater gave Major McAndrews the goggles, he tells McAndrews not to look directly into the portal. But 30 seconds later, first the General, then the Major, take their goggles off and stare directly into the portal. See more »

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60's commune, Amish village minus the religion?
19 August 2019 | by cpotato1010See all my reviews

What would you do, if you ended up in a small village, with something above subsistence farming?

This looks like some of the 60's era communes, less the mechanical devices (mostly, there is a clock in the background during the first indoor talk), and apparently, electricity.

Another analog might be the Amish, but possibly even simpler, and without the religious basis.

But what happens when someone tries to "improve" things, with some type of mechanical invention? And then another, and another. All with the idea of being "labor-saving" devices.

What is not brought up is their method of conflict resolution. I suspect that is usually what ends these types of groups, other than lack of resources.

Me, I like my tech toys too much to voluntarily join such a group.

It was interesting that this episode was written by J. Michael Straczynski, who wrote Babylon 5, among other things.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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