The year is 1847. A wagon train has made the cross-country
trek from Ohio to the deserts of Arizona and beyond - all
the way into another century...
Hundred Yards Over the Rim gets
this compilation off to a very slow start, which is a shame.
This collection really needed to be started with a bang and
this is by far the weakest of the stories. At around 40 minutes
this story feels very stretched and would have worked better
as a 10 minute script.
young woman lives a life of comfort and ease, thanks to her
father's robot servants. The problem is she may also be a
prisoner in her own perfect home...
Lateness of the Hour stars
Jane Seymour and sees the series going in the right direction.
The story is gripping, if a little predictable. It took me
a whole 20 minutes before I worked out what the probably ending
was - a plot twist which has been done to death.
world's most talkative bore gets a magical stopwatch that
can stop everything except him. But when he misuses it, a
wonderful conversation piece becomes a real party killer...
kind of Stopwatch is
more like it. Here Lou Diamond Philips stars as the man in
control of a time-freezing stopwatch. The build-up is a little
on the slow side, but that just makes the twist so much more
terrifying. Diamond Philips is perfect for the role - in fact
his voice talents sound not unlike The Riddler of the 1960's
Bat Man TV show. What is great about this episode is
that while you can't stand Diamond Philips' character, you
can't help but feel sorry for him as the tale unfolds.
great script and a fantastic audio production.
mild-mannered vacuum cleaner salesman is given the strength
of three hundred men in a scientific experiment conducted
by two Martians...
Dingle, the Strong is
a rather sad tale. Unlike the majority of The Twilight
Zone scripts, where the person or persons who are tormented
are deserving cases, Mr Dingle is nothing but a mild mannered
individual just trying to make an honest living. But as the
story unfolds the comedic elements come flying thick and fast.
Kazurinsky is perfect in the lead role as the unsuspecting,
and rather pathetic, Mr Dingle and this could be the first
time you feel sorry for a Twilight Zone victim.
the episodes contained here are from original scripts by Rod
Serling and these new recordings go to show how timeless these
stories really are. As
well as a fantastic supporting cast these stories have impressive
sound effects and beautiful scores that help to set the mood.
collection is hampered slightly by the annoying advertisements
that keep interrupting each episode for the shows website
and its official sponsors. This wouldn't be too bad if you
could skip the track, but each story is on a separate disc
which has only one track on it - so it is very difficult to
take a break in the middle of listening to one of the episodes.
annoyance of the advertisements soon disappears as I found
myself automatically tuning out when I got used to them.
is a fantastic collection. Anyone with an interest in science
fiction should get their hands on these recordings.
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