More good tales from the Twilight Zone
Paul J. Moade | Jacksonville, FL United States | 07/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, we're up to the 33rd installment of this timeless series geared to SF fans everywhere. The DVD releases are clean and clear, restoring footage cut when viewed on syndicated T.V. Also on the DVD is a history of the TZ and a short bio on Rod Serling.This particular release (#33) is only marred by the insertion of episode #151, "The Encounter". This particular story has already been included in the DVD series in "Treasures of the Twilight Zone". I don't see the need to have it included twice in the same collection -- it wasn't all that good in any event and there are still episodes which haven't been printed a first time yet. However, I'll buy installment #33 to get "The Little People" and "No Time Like the Past".Other than that, I think you'll find this DVD a welcome addition to your growing collection. ~P~"
These 3 Episodes should be Considered Classics
gobirds2 | New England | 02/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second time that THE ENCOUNTER has been issued on DVD. I do believe that this is a better transfer than the first. Written by Martin M. Goldsmith and starring Neville Brand and George Takei this a well-produced episode. This two-man play is a tour-de-force of acting and drama that is possible and rarely seen from this medium. Some men bury their guilt by making their own prejudices while others carry it as an inherited burden. How do men cope with guilt be it real or imagined and can ordinary circumstances set those emotions off in an unexpected explosion of violence? Neville Brand and George Takei find out. THE LITTLE PEOPLE is one of those very memorable episodes starring Joe Maross and Claude Akins as astronauts who land on a distant planet inhabited by tiny people. Written by Rod Serling it is one of his episodes where fate steps in and turns the tables. Again circumstances take hold of man and the demons he hides within. The most interesting episode that I found in this volume was NO TIME LIKE THE PAST from the 4th Season. Also written by Rod Serling this episode suggests a combination of his earlier works WALKING DISTANCE and BACK THERE. Dana Andrews is excellent as a scientist who travels back in time in an effort to prevent major historical events of catastrophic proportions from ever taking place. The earlier part of the episode is more technologically based but it slowly develops into a more endearing story focusing on scientist Dana Andrews as he decides to remain in the past. Once more circumstances beyond our control take hold of events. These are three very good episodes."
Y2bjs Reviews | Melbourne Australia | 04/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a whole stack of episodes from this series.I wouldn't say every episode is brilliant,but some realy leave you thinking.Here is a good selection from the series.Makes me wonder at times where they got the ideas for these episodes.There is nothing quite like it on Tv these days,they rely too much on special effects rather than a good script and fine acting.The twists and turns to each episode keep you interested."