Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Twilight Zone, Episode 35 Review
Another Twilight Zone DVD review. Static: Starts off with some old people watching television while two others are playing chess. They watch a commercial about chlorphyll cigarettes. One of them goes on a rant about them watching television and he keeps changing the channels. He starts making fun of each channel before storming off. The old man goes into the basement and finds an old school radio. His name is Mr. Lindsey and some boy wants to know what it is. It's a radio that's never been seen before and now with it's looks it's quaint. Mr. Ed Lindsey is going to find out how strange it is when he tunes into...the Twilight Zone. Ed turns on the radio and loud music starts playing. The boy starts dancing and Ed ushers him out before telling him to go by himself a switchblade, lol. This character is great. Ed turns on the summer swing festival but it quickly becomes static. A woman comes up and says it's time for dinner so he reluctantly comes down for dinner. Ed hums a song he heard on the radio and they tell him the man he heard died. He tells them about what he heard and is confrontational about it. One of them thinks it was just a recording. They all think he's nuts. Ed tries to show them what he found but they all leave because gunfighter is on. One of them asking about the station but the man and May come up only to hear static. They call the station to find out if it's a transmission issue only to find out from the operator that WPDA's station has been out of business for 15 years. The Professor doesn't know what he heard and May leaves with the Professor. The Professor only thinks he heard the broadcast. Ed finds an address by Franklin Roosevelt on the radio now. Ed goes and calls the Professor and May to hear what he's hearing but they don't hear it. May finally talks to Ed. She tells him his mean and sour. She talks with him about them almost getting married and about how they met in the boarding house in 1940. She tells him they had their chance and missed it. Tells him he did love her and he admits it. May says he wants to go back to 1940 and live it all over again. She tells him the song he heard was their song that they used to listen to with each other. Ed tells her he's not imagining this and it's all true as he ushers her out. After May leaves he hears some more old time programming. Ed goes downstairs and says the picture-tube is in his head and must be believed to be seen. He goes back up and sees that the radio is gone before he freaks out about it. Turns out they gave it to the junk dealer and goes to retrieve it. The junk dealer arrives and he pays him ten bucks to buy it. It still works when he plugs it back in. Ed invites May up and she's younger and so is he! WOW! Just like that! All Ed Lindsey knows is all he wanted was a second chance and got it thanks to an old time radio in...The Twilight Zone. Four O'Clock: A man is calling on the phone about someone being a communist at a workplace. Now he calls a school about a teacher being an alcoholic and doesn't tell them who it is just like the last call. He then tells his bird he called about eleven people. Says the seeds have been planted and is now telling the bird about people being evil. He tells his bird at four o'clock he will destroy evil and doesn't know how but it will come to him like a revelation. Oliver Krangle is a man who is twisted and warped by his feelings and wherever you are at four o'clock it is...The Twilight Zone. Oliver gets his mail from Mrs. Williams and he tells her to respect his privacy and wants to be left alone. He tells her she will thank him if she has the capacity to thank. He finds her file and the tells her about her preliminary file. He goes on a rant about destroying evil at four o'clock. Some woman comes looking for Mr. Krangle. She knocks on her door and comes to talk to him about her husband Mr. Lucas. She is wondering why he is trying to hurt her husband. Krangle says her husband is evil and she says he's a doctor. Krangle says he has an urge to kill and then pulls out her husband's file. They argue about her husband and he tells her that he is against evil before she asks why he does it once things calm down. Krangle says because they are evil and they are like bacteria. He then starts cackling evilly and rambling about little people. Says he'll turn all the evil people into little people and only make them two feet tall. He starts ranting like a mad scientist. This guy is insane! I LOVE THIS CHARACTER! Krangle is now underlining lines in the Gettysburg Address. A man shows up and he is a member of the FBI. Krangle tells the man from the FBI he's done a complete study of evil over years and tells him that he calls the evil people over and over at night. He then tells the man that at four o'clock all the evil people will be a third of their original height, every single one of them. He asks Agent Hall what he thinks of it. Krangle says he will think it. Krangle continues to ramble like a maniac to Agent Hall. Hall then asks him if he has ever had any psychiatric help and has developed some kind of obsession. Krangle says he was an idiot and thinks that they've infiltrated the FBI. He then goes on another rant as Hall goes to leave. He then starts says it's judgment day and yelling at four o'clock they will be turning into ugly evil gnomes. At four o'clock he is now two feet tall. This is great. At four o'clock, a pot called the kettle black, and an evil man turned small in...The Twilight Zone. The Parallel: Starts off with a woman getting a phone call and her daughter asking about daddy going up soon. The wife goes to the kitchen to make cocoa and keeps telling herself that he is safe. This is T-minus one hour before Major Robert Gaines is sent out in a rocket into space and we will join Gaines on an adventure in a vast question mark known as...the Twilight Zone. Gaines is now sent into space in his spaceship. He tells control that he can see the rocket and will transmit at the next checkpoint. They lose contact with Gaines and then he sees a huge blinding light. Gaines wakes up in the infirmary. Gaines wakes up and tells the military heads that he can't explain what happen and they don't know what happened to him. Says he doesn't remember anything until waking up in the bed. They tell him they found his craft landed 40 miles intact and want to know how he landed without scratching it. They say everything about this is now classified. Gaines starts thinking he lost his mind and the military guy tells him there were rational reasons for what happened. The major starts pondering if Gaines died in the six hours he was gone. Gaines arrives home and notices that there's a fence that wasn't there the week before. Gaines thinks his wife and daughter are acting strangely. He thinks it's funny he walked off in a Colonel's shirt. He sees a picture of him in a Colonel's uniform and asks his wife what his rank was. Helen tells him he's a Colonel and has been one since last March. Gaines thinks this is a delusion and tells her the strange things that have been happening. He thinks something is very wrong and says he left as a Major. She tells him that he told her once about all sorts of things in space that they know nothing about and is certain there is nothing wrong with him. They kiss but she stops when she notices something different about him. She goes downstairs and calls Col. McConagher. She tells Gaines that she wants to know if they want to go over to dinner. Gaines notices that Helen thinks something is wrong with him. His daughter goes to give him sugar but he stops her. His daughter notices he's different now too and he asks her what's wrong. She says he's different and says he's very different. The daughter runs off and he asks Helen if he's different. Helen can't explain it but now he realizes he's different too. She admits she's noticed he's different and tells him that he's not the same somehow. Gaines says he'll turn himself in for psychiatric help and will turn himself in tomorrow to see what's wrong. The next day he arrives at the psychiatric center and talk about his condition. Helen tells them everything he's been noticing is different. There is not John Kennedy as President and they've never heard of him. He must be in an alternate dimension or possibly Earth-2 or something. Helen tells Col. McConagher who is her husband but isn't at the same time. Gaines has been going over some encyclopedias and finds some inaccuracies. The man who made the Panama Canal is different, a man on a raft who was saved and started an airline, and wrote them all down about the things he remembered. Gaines tells them that everything is the same but it seems like the world is parallel but has a few minor differences. The Colonel says that he isn't who they think he is and vice versa if his theory is correct and that he stumbled into an alternate Earth. Gaines asks his daughter to tell the Colonel and his wife who he is. She says she doesn't know who he is and he isn't her daddy. The Colonel thinks he is making her think that and both he and Helen notice the differences. The man who built the spacecraft realizes that the spacecraft he sent is not the same spacecraft. Every thing is different because of one small tiny alteration. The General thinks that Gaines isn't who they think he is. They have Gaines come and show him the spacecraft. They want him to have a microscopic look at the capsule. Gaines starts to hear a voice. He runs to the spacecraft but wakes up in his craft. He's going into re-entry. Gaines says there's a lot of fire and then asks Capcom who the President of the United States. He gets no answer and he says I hope you said Kennedy. He wakes up in a bed again being examined. They ask him about his question and then tell him Kennedy is the President. They tell him they lost contact with him for six hours. Gaines then tells them about another dimension and a parallel Earth that is just like his Earth. He tells them he was there for almost a week. He says during that six hours he lived in Parallel Earth for a week and says he doesn't know how he got there and there's a doorway that exists. Says he can't remember how he got back. He remembers running toward the spacecraft, was back in the control, and then he was back on Earth. The Colonel thinks it was a delusion but Gaines says he remembers everything he remembered from the Parallel Earth. They say he can leave overnight but can come back to talk with psychiatrists about parallel dimensions. Bob asks him about his counterpart and where was he at. Gaines says he doesn't know but he was a Colonel and had a beautiful family. Bob is asked what he thinks and he doesn't think about this one. Bob and his superior the General talk about what happened. General gets a message from Capcom and they have telemetry with an unidentified spacecraft identified as Astro 7 and it was a message from Col. Robert Gaines but lost voice and visual. The thing disappeared. He asks for a transcript about it and says to keep him in touch about it. The General and Bob finally believe and he wants to tell Gaines his proof arrived on a radar screen. Gaines arrives home and he asks his daughter who he is. His daughter calls him daddy. Gaines, a latter day voyager, is a man who went into...The Twilight Zone. Overall: I liked Four O'Clock and Parallel but the first episode was too much like another episode I saw that involved a staticy channel on a television. However the only difference was this had a happy ending instead of a murder to end it. Four O'Clock has one of the greatest characters ever in it. The crazy guy in that episode is great. Parallel was really good too especially with him being in a different parallel Earth and noticing the differences.