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Don't have Sci-Fi, but have all the TZs on DVD so I've had a few marathons of my own. Hard to choose a favorite but the one that made me jump the most at just the right moment was Nightmare as a Child. She (the child) is talking to the school teacher and the camera leaves her (the child) while she continues talking. This is misdirection 'cause after she builds the tension with what she's saying the adult male killer is where she should have been.

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Absolute favorite for me anyhow is the Burges Meridith episode where he is the librarian.

"It's not fair, there was time now", was the line I remember most I think.

I did like "To Serve Man" as well.
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My favorite: "The New Exhibit"
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I know it's not The Twilight Zone, but some of my favorite episodes were from the series "The Outer Limits", specifically, the old black & white episodes.

One really good one was the story where Leonard Nimoy (pre-Spock) goes into a nuclear furnace to shut down a runaway reaction and turns into some weird alien creature made of light energy.

As for Twilight Zone episodes, "Time Enough at Last" and "The Obsolete Man" were great.
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On 2008-07-05 21:39, Dannydoyle wrote:
Absolute favorite for me anyhow is the Burges Meridith episode where he is the librarian.

"It's not fair, there was time now", was the line I remember most I think.


I HATED that story! I stopped watching TZ for weeks after that one!
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
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"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
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" Nick of Time" with William Shatner!!!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734597/
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My favorite: Kevin McCarthy (also in the original 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers') in "Long Live Walter Jameson", a 2,000 year old man who is a history professor.... naturally, since he remembered it. When I was 12 yrs old, I wrote a letter to Rod Serling about the special effects in this episode, and he wrote me back with an explanation!!! I understand Mr. Serling frequently replied to his fans! Lynn
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Interesting question about the twilight zone... What actor holds the record for staring in the most episodes? I am thinking it is the yet to be mentions Jack Klugman. Pool player, spaceship captain, Invisible man, and I think one more I am forgetting.
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Interesting question about the twilight zone... What actor holds the record for staring in the most episodes? I am thinking it is the yet to be mentions Jack Klugman. Pool player, spaceship captain, Invisible man, and I think one more I am forgetting.



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" Nick of Time" with William Shatner!!!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734597/


Magoo's Mahic Shoppe in Denver has on of the napkin dispenser/fortune telling machines used in the episode. (Minus the devil head which was add on for the show). It's very cool to drop in coin and get your fortune ticket...
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Which was the one with the would-be boxer, Bollie Jackson I think was his name, and the young kid kept urging him on, telling him, "You gotta, believe, Bollie, You gotta, believe." This was of course way before any of the Rocky movies.
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On Feb 28, 2016, Slim King wrote:
" Nick of Time" with William Shatner!!!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734597/


Magoo's Mahic Shoppe in Denver has on of the napkin dispenser/fortune telling machines used in the episode. (Minus the devil head which was add on for the show). It's very cool to drop in coin and get your fortune ticket...

I have "Ask Swami" which I've been told was the one they took the idea from. I also have a replica of the one from the TV show. I use it as my prediction dispenser.
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William Shatner with the Gremlin on the airplane wing.


John Lithgow played the character in the film version of the story which led to a great bit when Shatner appeared on "Third Rock From The Sun" as the "Big Giant Head."

SHATNER: I flew in one of their airplanes. There was something on the wing, but I couldn't get anybody to take me seriously!

LITHGOW: The same thing happened to me!
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On Jul 5, 2008, Decomposed wrote:
William Shatner with the Gremlin on the airplane wing.


John Lithgow played the character in the film version of the story which led to a great bit when Shatner appeared on "Third Rock From The Sun" as the "Big Giant Head."

SHATNER: I flew in one of their airplanes. There was something on the wing, but I couldn't get anybody to take me seriously!

LITHGOW: The same thing happened to me!






Lithgow's not the only one with Deja Vu...




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So hard to choose! My two episode favorites were "Once Upon a Time" and "One For the Angels" because they featured Buster Keaton and Ed Wynn.

My favorite "Twilight Zone" flashback came on "3rd Rock From the Sun" when John Lithgow meets Bill Shatner at the airport as "The Big Giant Head." Shatner begins describing this horrible thing that he saw on the wing of the plane. Lithgow jumps in, "The same thing happened to me!" Lithgow played Shatner's part in the 1983 movie remake of Shatner's 1963 episode. That moment was priceless!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Which was the one with the would-be boxer, Bollie Jackson I think was his name, and the young kid kept urging him on, telling him, "You gotta, believe, Bollie, You gotta, believe." This was of course way before any of the Rocky movies.


Okay, it was "The Big Tall Wish." Wow, reading the plot summary brought back memories!

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Bolie Jackson is a washed-up boxer who accidentally breaks the knuckles of his hand right before his big comeback fight. He is knocked down and just about to be counted out when he suddenly, magically switches places with the other boxer. Bolie is now standing over his vanquished opponent.

Bolie celebrates his victory, though he cannot understand what happened. He remembers being knocked down and has no memory of getting back up to win, nor can he figure out why his knuckles feel fine. His manager tells Bolie that he must be crazy, that he was never knocked down at all. Bolie figures his knuckles must have only been bruised.

However, there is one other person who knows Bolie lost. Henry, the young son of Bolie's girlfriend, not only remembers, he also has an explanation for what happened. Henry tells Bolie that he made "the biggest, tallest wish" he could come up with for Bolie, for the two boxers to switch positions, and it came true.

Bolie cannot accept this. Henry warns him that the only way the wish can have its power is if you believe in it. If Bolie does not believe, the wish will not work. But ultimately he is unswayed. As soon as he finally rejects the idea that a wish could have been responsible for what happened, he is returned to the fight, on the canvas. This time the referee finishes counting Bolie out.

Neither Bolie nor Henry have any memory of the alternate outcome. Henry remembers making the biggest wish he possibly could for Bolie, but obviously it did not work, so he declares with resignation that he will not be making any more wishes. "There ain't no such thing as magic, is there?", he asks Bolie. "I guess not, Henry", Bolie replies sadly. "Or maybe...maybe there is magic. And maybe there's wishes, too. I guess the trouble is...there's not enough people around to believe.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Tall_Wish
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