According to an article in the Sunday New York Times, The Twilight Zone turned 50 years old last Friday.
It’s easy to mention “To Serve Man” or “Time Enough at Last” as your favorite episodes, but what are your favorite “hidden gems?”
Here are a few of mine:
- “Long Live Walter Jameson” – Just how old is Kevin McCarthy’s history professor?
- “Back There” – A time traveler (Russell Johnson aka the professor from Gilligan’s Island) tries to save Lincoln.
- “Will the real Martian Please Stand Up?” – Which diner patron is part of an alien invasion?
- “The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank” – A rural man (James Best aka Roscoe P. Coltrane) shows up at his own funeral.
- “Steel” – Lee Marvin takes place of his robot boxer in a fight likely to kill him.
Tip of the hat to Peter Sanderson for pointing out the article on his Facebook.