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|The Twilight Zone Vol 20|
Actors: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor, James Turley
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Episodes: "Elegy" (Ep. 20, February 19, 1960) - Three astronauts land on a remote asteroid where everyone is frozen in place in the midst of their activities. The only one who moves is the caretaker (Cecil Kellaway), who r... more »
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Another great trip to another dimension!
Brian Reaves | Anniston, AL USA | 04/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD has 3 great episodes on it. "30 Fathom Grave" would have been one of those classic episodes that people keep quoting (Like "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" or "Time Enough At Last"), but it was a 30 minute episode that was stretched to an hour. If they had edited this as a half-hour episode, it would have been perfect, but it suffers from too much padding. It's still a good story though. The other two stories are great ones too, though "Elegy" is just a little predictable. Well worth owning though."
More twisted tales from Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone"
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 06/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You will not find a common theme to the three episodes form "The Twilight Zone" on Volume 20 of the DVD collection. "Elegy," written by Charles Beaumont from his short story, finds three astronauts landing on an asteroid and discovering the place looks just like Earth, with buildings and people, except none of the people move. It is like being in a giant wax museum. Then they discover the one animate figure in the place, Jeremy Wickwire (Cecil Kellaway), the "caretaker," who explains the asteroid is a cemetery where people get to realize their greatest wish after they die. He then asks the astronauts what their greatest wish might be. A nice little tale, with Kellaway's performance making it work just fine. "The Thirty-Fathom Grave," an hour-long episode written by Rod Serling, a destroyer finds a sunken sub from which clanging sounds are coming. A diver investigates and hears tapping in response to his signals. Meanwhile, Chief Bell (Mike Kelin), is having a nervous breakdown and finally tells Captain Beecham (Simon Oakland), that he is the reason that sub was sunk during World War II. Bell insists he sees the ghosts of his dead crewmates and that they are beckoning him to join them. Like most episodes from that fourth season, this one would have been twice as good if it were half as long. "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain," written by Serling and based on an idea by Lou Holtz, finds millionaire Harmon Gordon (Patrick O'Neal) using an experimental youth serum invented by his brother (Walter Brooke) so that he can keep up with his gold-digger wife Flora (Ruta Lee). The serum works and Harmon starts getting younger, and younger, and younger. Even given the Twilight Zone, there is a nice twist to the end of this one. All in all, this volume is a slightly above average one in the series."
What the Twilight Zone is all about
gobirds2 | New England | 02/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People confronted by the unexplainable was a major theme of the "Twilight Zone." Those were episodes that we typically enjoyed and wished more of. However, be careful what you wish for. You may just get it. That's what makes this Volume so good. A SHORT DRINK FROM A CERTAIN FOUNTAIN written by Rod Serling concerns a man who wants to become young again. It features Patrick O'Neal and Ruta Lee and I will say no more! In ELEGY written by Charles Beaumont three astronauts land on a world similar to their own, however everyone is in a trance or are they? THE THIRTY-FATHOM GRAVE written by Rod Serling is an hour episode from the 4th Season. It is a spooky tale, yet told in a matter-of-fact style, about the crew of a Navy destroyer that hears strange tapping noises coming from a submarine that sank 20 years before. Mike Kellin as the haunted chief is excellent giving one of the best performances from the entire series in this underrated episode. This episode also features Simon Oakland, David Shiener, Bill Bixby, John Considine and Conlan Carter (Doc on "Combat"). One of the better DVDs. These episodes look pristine."
Outer Space and Sea... at the Twilight Zone
CinemaNET | 07/07/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"One of the many great things about "The Wilight Zone" is that in never considered boundaries, in any aspect. In this DVD we get to watch stories that take place at outer space or far at sea. In "Elegy" (Season 1)a group of astronauts land on a planet where its inhabitants act in a very strange way. In "The Thirty Fathom Grave" (Season 4) -written by series creator Rod Serling- the crew of a ship hears echoes from a submarine sunken two decades ago. "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain" depicts a man that finds joy (or does he?) after he drinks from the fountain of youth. Note: this DVD includes an episode from Season 4, where they lasted an hour instead of the thirty minutes from the other seasons, which is the reason only three epiosdes are included."