On the day an unpopular idealist is to be hanged for killing
a racist bully, the townsfolk are mystified to see the morning
sky is pitch black...
am the Night - Color me Black is
a bit of a long and drawn out affair. While the story is a
gripping one, it's not really The Twilight Zone material
- the twist in the tail is not that strange and the payoff
is more a moral lecture than a shock revelation. Also John
Ratzenberger (of Cheers fame) is not very well cast
and sounds like he is reading his script for the first time
- though the supporting cast are great. An interesting, if
strange, opening to this collection.
commuting on a train, an ad executive dreams away his job
pressures and finds himself back in time to the peaceful old
fashioned town of Willoughby...
Stop at Willoughby taps
into a personal fantasy of many people who have had enough
of working in a job that is too stressful and provides very
few rewards. Travelling back and fourth to work on the train
the hero of the story keeps imagining that the train stops
at a strange station called Willoughby, yet no such station
exists on that route. As he becomes more and more fed up with
his job he becomes more tempted to step off at the strange
station which seems to have been untouched by time.
story has a rather unoriginal ending, yet that doesn't detract
from the fact that its construction and delivery is well produced.
Agnes Grep is "rescued" from poverty by Cavender,
a guardian angel who will earn his wings if he can improve
Grep's life in a substantial way...
is Coming begins
with an almost perfect homage to the opening scene of the
heart warming Frank Capra movie
It's a Wonderful Life -
the voices, the music are all perfectly mimicked. The moral
to the story is also similar to the movie only this audio
goes round the houses in a different fashion. The conclusion
is a little bit of an anticlimax, but the rest of the audio
Walter Bedeker sells his soul for immortality and indestructibility,
only to find out that life might not be worth living if the
thrill is gone...
the best audio production included in volume three. Just what
would you do if offered the chance to live forever? Would
you sell your soul? And if so how would you go about ensuring
you didn't get bored? Guest star Mike Starr is great in his
role in this chilling story. While the conclusion can be seen
coming a mile away it is still entertaining.
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 (although to be fair the ad breaks
are now recorded as amusing sketches which is a vast improvement
over the first two volumes). 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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