Next Stop, The Twilight Zone! (season 1)

The best of the Twilight Zone.

We discuss one of the greatest television series of all time. But we are going to take it one step at a time. We start with season 1 and pick our top 5 favorite episodes and discuss what makes the Twilight Zone such a great show.

Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique and funny look from two people with over 32 years combined in the entertainment industry!

Entertainment from 2 guys who should know better.

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4 comments


  1. Scott from Claremont

    Hey guys,

    Nice topic. It’s funny how Drew felt a little intimidated discussing it with Dan. I believe Dan even said, “I hope you brought your A game.” Then, it was Dan who proceeded to confuse A Passage for Trumpet with In Praise of Pip. It was like I felt when I found out Santa wasn’t real.
    Here is some history on Dan’s love/obsession with the Twilight Zone. When we were young and watched the show with my dad, we had a contest for who could name the episode first. And you had to have the exact title, no “it’s the cornfield one.” If it took you more than five seconds, you had no chance.
    This other story Dan should tell because I wasn’t there. He had a speech class in college. For the first speech the professor wanted the students to tell a little about themselves and specifically said he didn’t want them to get into religion. So Dan gets up there and says, “I know we aren’t supposed to talk about religion; but this is my bible.” And he pulls out his Twilight Zone Companion book.

    Scott in Claremont

  2. Now that I have heard your PC I really want to re-watch all of the TZ episodes. I found however that NF only had 4 seasons. Do you know what has happened to season four?? Now that I have gotten excited I’m bummed that I wont be able to see all of the series. Anyway great job, you really do bring the listeners into your brief but colorful world.

    Kirk (not James T.)

  3. Steampunk Buzz Lightyear

    Great idea for a podcast, guys — though I don’t recommend doing a podcast for some of the later seasons (some of those were TEDIOUS!)

    I agree with some of your choices — Monsters Are Due On Maple Street should be in everyone’s Top 5 — but my list would mostly be the ones where Serling played your emotions:

    Monsters, obviously, amped up your paranoia. I think the ending narration was too much — it was Serling being heavy-handed and didactic, to which he often lazily resorted — but the rest of the episode was riveting television.

    Walking Distance was a perfectly wistful story, and is my all-time favorite episode (I have to disagree with Serling — Walking Distance successfully captured that desire to revisit your youth, whereas Stopover at Willoughby was ultimately about a guy who just kills himself.)

    One For The Angels. Ed Wynn pulled this off with a wonderfully heartfelt performance in a virtually one-man show. Which leads me to…

    Time Enough At Last. Dan, Dan, Dan… how could you go so wrong on this one? Burgess Meredith was likewise wonderful. It was *heartbreaking* when his glasses broke, so I’m left to believe that you must have black pit deep in your soul.

    I’d probably have to round our my Top 5 with Where Is Everyone. While it didn’t have the emotional impact of many others, it seems wrong to not include the pilot episode in a Top 5 list.

    So, without awarding any points this time, I have to commend you for another great podcast (aside from Dan’s egregious error.)

    • Steampunk Buzz Lightyear

      On a side note, has it occurred to you that I and Scott From Claremont bring balance to The Force?

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