Really good DVD
Lawrance M. Bernabo | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I shot and arrow into the air". Three astronauts crash land on what they think is another planet, and one of them kills the other two for water. "Death ship". Three astronauts land on another planet and see a duplicate of their ship, with their dead bodies inside it!"Still Valley". A civil war scout comes upon a town where everybody is frozen in place. It turns out they are under a spell by an old man with a black magic book."
A couple of spaceship crashes in "The Twilight Zone"
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 06/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 18 in "The Twilight Zone" DVD series offers an interesting combination of two space stories with one about the Civil War. "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air," written by Rod Serling and based on an idea by Madelon Champion, relates how the U.S. spaceship Arrow One disappears off the radar screen and crashes. Three of its astronauts survive the crash and find themselves on what they take to be an asteroid with only five gallons of water between them. Corey (Dewey Martin), decides the only way to survive is to kill the other two. Another spaceship is featured in the hour-long "Death Ship," written by Richard Matheson and based on his short story. The E-89 investigates something shining on the surface of a planet and discover what looks to be their own wrecked ship and dead bodies. Lieutenants Mason (Ross Martin) and Carter (Fredrick Beir) become convinced they are dead, but Captain Paul Ross (Jack Klugman), will have none of that. "Still Valley" by Serling based on Manly Wade Wellman's short story "The Valley Was Made Still," stars Gary Merrill as Paradine, a Confederate scout who stumbles upon a town filled with Union soldiers all standing frozen. An old man (Vaughn Taylor) has used a book of black magic to work this miracle. The old man is dying and begs Paradine to take the book and use it to win the war. This is another disc where none of the episodes qualify as a classic Zone story. Its chief virtue is seeing Jack Klugman once again on the show, but for once playing a strong and very determined character."