What's your favorite lesser known episode that other people should watch?
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? is my favorite episode of all-time and most people have never seen it.
A few other lesser knowns:
>Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room
>The Howling Man
>The Midnight Sun
>The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank
>Number 12 Looks Just Like You
They're all pretty great, but my favorite has to go to the Midnight Sun. It just felt real. I'm not sure how to put it into words, but the hopeless desperation of everyone involved, it was just great. Another favorite of mine is Shadow Play.
One More Pallbearer is easily the most under-rated episode of The Twilight Zone in existence.
Changing of the Gaurd
The department manequine one
honestly I think back to the 60s and think how did people not lose their fucking shit watching that show. It was like 40 years ahead of its time I imagine it ruined a lot of peoples days and the childhoods of millions of kids.
I love that episode and The Fugitive. They share a similar terrain regarding accepting death without fear and understanding when it is a person's time to go. In modern American life we hardly address old age and dying with dignity. It's kind of comforting that Rod Serling wasn't afraid to take on these issues and even provide a sense of comfort about that frightening eventuality.
It's about this chick waiting at a bus stop. While waiting she thinks she sees her doppelganger in a bathroom mirror. The episode then goes through the typical motions of a Twilight Zone episode, where she tries to convince this guy who is also in the bus station and he treats her with skepticism. And of course, there's the requisite twist ending which vindicates her. Plus some awesome, cheesy and dated special effects.
Check it out.
The Twilight Zone is 50 years old, they're all lesser known.
In fact, the episodes that are known are mostly known because they got ripped off by other shows and cartoons.
Among others already mentioned in this thread, I like Eye of the Beholder, A Stop at Willoughby, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and The Old Man in the Cave
Well it's one show where there is sometimes no need for climax...the idea itself is disturbing enough. Also it takes on a new level when the guy that tries helping her has the same problem and he is running after his other self.
Make way for the ultimate in Twilight Zone feels.
The Lateness of the Hour. Good episode.
No, this is the one where the kids go to the factory to pick out a robot Grandmother. Similar but different.
Funny story about this episode: It was one of the few episodes not written by Serling. It was penned by Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury (of Fahrenheit 451 & the Martian Chronicles fame).
I thought one of them was the best satire I've ever seen on television (old school satire with some bite to it) and two were very compelling narratives. But I enjoyed all of them on some level and I especially enjoy that the show poses dilemmas in subtle ways in order to make the viewer think. Even the Waldo episode.
The great one was The Entire History of You. Toby Kebbell being one of my all time favorite actors probably helped too but the story was tight and the ending was really good.
The entire show was kinda overhyped for me though because I'd heard about it in another Twilight Zone thread actually and when I did check it out I DL'ed all six and started watching them in order. Right away that first episode kinda put me off. Then I watched the second and even though it was better it still kinda just barely held my interest throughout. Like most of the eps it just had such slow pacing. I ended up taking two weeks to "work" through the whole series, and ended up mostly forgetting the ones that weren't about the memory implants, and the clone guy.
Which one was this? It looks familiar, but I can't place it.
As for me, "Big Tall Wish" hit me pretty hard. I saw it once and can't bear to watch it again just because of all those feels.
Interesting. I really admire the second episode, Fifteen Million Merits. I think it perfectly nailed our culture of harassment and rewarding people for debasing themselves, and the way that we lap it up. The ending monologue is brilliant and, to my mind, sums up the way we've responded to emptiness and hopelessness by trying to fill ourselves with entertainment no matter what the cost. It's a bit preachy, but I think it earns that right by telling an interesting story.
To each their own. I also think the other two you mentioned are very solid narratives. Tight stories, as you called them.
The one where there is world war between two factions. One of the male factions wakes from a coma and is wondering the wasteland when he gets shot at by a female from the other faction. They end up having to team up to survive while trying not to kill each other. It'd make an awesome film.
It's not my favourite episode, but there's one bit in an early one where some guy is in his office, having a rough day, and then the camera pans back to reveal it's a set. Its real clever for a show that old.
Is that the one where they all disappear for no reason? imagine watching that back then, when we hadn't been to space at it was possible something like that could happen. I suppose it's still possible, there's no way of knowing.
This was the best of the hour long episodes (bad idea in the first place).
I literally cry everytime. One of the best performances of the entire series too.
> Who's you're best buddy, Pip.
> You are Pop.
What's the one with the random people trapped in a white cell with no clue about anything?
I also love Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? And The Dummy.