Going to skip through some episodes since I've already reviewed them in previous blogs.
-A Stop at Willoughby:
A board meeting and they are looking for Mr. Ross. They are mad at Mr. Williams for putting him on the account. They get a message from Ross saying he's resigned and taking the big account with him. They yell at him about it. He goes to his office to think. Gart Williams has been attacked by all the enemies in his life and is an ad agency exec who will go into...The Twilight Zone. He wakes up on a train to Willoughby in 1888. Williams wakes up on the real train and goes home to his wife. He tells his wife about what happened and she yells at him. He dreams about arriving in Willoughby but is woken up by yelling in his sleep. He goes back to work and soon it drives him to the point where he wants to leave. His wife doesn't even want to help him. He goes back on the train and dreams of Willoughby. Williams gets off the train in his dream to go to Willoughby and meets all the nice people. However in the real world it is revealed that he jumped off the train. The ambulance from the funeral home says Willoughby and Son on it. Interesting twist.
Already reviewed it.
-A Passage for Trumpet:
Joey Crown is a trumpet player who dreams of greatness. Turns out he's a recovering alcoholic. He tries to get his old job as a trumpet player back. He talks about what he feels like when he plays and when he gets drunk. The man refuses to let him play. Joe Crown is a musician who will try to leave the Earth but will end up on the middle ground, a place called...The Twilight Zone. Crown has to pawn his trumpet to get some money. After the pawn shop owner puts his trumpet out for sale Crown crosses the street and is hit by a truck. He wakes up on the sidewalk and gets up. He tries to talk to various people but nobody acknowledges him. He soon realizes that he's dead and that's why nobody is acknowledging him. He goes to his old hangouts. When he's at the jazz club again he hears beautiful trumpet music being played. Turns out the man can hear him and is a trumpet player. He tells Joey he isn't dead. The man tells him the other people are dead and Joey is alive. Joey is in limbo. Joey talks aboyut missing all the good things and wants to go back. The man tells him not to waste his talent. He goes to leave and Joey asks him his name. The man says his name is gabe, short for Gabriel. He wakes up on the sidewalk after what happened. The guy says he hasn't had an accident in 14 years and bribes him. Joey uses the money to buy his trumpet. Joey is on his roof playing his trumpet and a woman arrives to tell him she likes his music. She wants him to play some more and wants him to show her around town. Joey realizes that the real beauty out there and he got his clue in...The Twilight Zone.
Already reviewed this one too.
-The After Hours:
Starts in a department store. A woman looking for thimbles is taken to the ninth floor. The express elevator takes Marsha Wright to the 9th floor to the specialties department and this is not a department store but...The Twilight Zone. A saleswoman shows up and shows her a thimble. Marsha notices that the floor is empty and realizes that the woman at the register knows her name. The woman tells her to come again any time. The woman then asks her if she is happy and says it's none of her business. On the elevator she realizes that it's scratched and dented. She is taken to the third floor where the complaints are made. The guys there laugh about her going to the ninth floor and talk about it. They tell her there isn't a ninth floor and sees that the woman who waited on her is a mannequin. WOW! AWESOME! She faints and they let her sleep it off. She wakes up and no one is there. She is only there with mannequins and recognizes some of them. They all start saying her name. She gets frightened and jumps in the elevator only to be scared by the mannequin who helped her. The woman helps her and all the mannequins are smiling at her. WHOA...IS SHE A MANNEQUIN TOO?! The woman tells her they will help her to concentrate. She asks her to remember and Marsha tries to remember. YES! SHE IS A MANNEQUIN! It was her turn to leave for a month, was sent to live with the humans, and she delayed the woman for a day. It's her turn now. The humans are outsiders to them. This is AWESOME. They send off the other woman. They then go back to being mannequins. The next day the sleazy manager guy thinks the mannequi is her but shrugs it off. Marsha is a mannequin who one month out of the year gets to be normal like us and who are these people we see on the street especially here in...The Twilight Zone.
-The Mighty Casey:
Starts off with an empty stadium. We're back in time with the Hoboken Zephyrs of the major league and once upon a time it's tryout day in Hoboken and our protaganist is a left handed pitcher named Casey. The team is the worst in baseball. The pitcher shows up and has a doctor with him. Turns out Casey is a robot. Casey shows off his pitching skills. The manager likes him immediately. The doctor and manager talk about Casey. Casey gets the Zephyrs their first win streak of the season. Suddenly at one game he is beaned and knocked out of action. Another doctor realizes that Casey has no heartbeat after they check on him. The other doctor says Casey has no pulse or heartbeat. The manager tells the owner the truth. The doctor tells the other doctor that Casey is a robot. The team physician says he must notify the baseball comissioner. Casey gets suspended by the comissioner. They try to show that he's human. Now there's a debate about Casey being human. They agree to give him a heart and he can play. The coach uses Casey's injury to motivate the team. Casey comes back and says he feels wonderful. Casey now is a horrible pitcher. The team is getting destroyed 14-0. The coach is mad about it. Casey says he felt compassion and couldn't feel good about striking those men out. Casey says he just can't hurt people's careers and now he wants to help people. The doctor gives the coach Casey's blueprints as a memento. The coach chases after the doctor to go over the plans. Once upon a time in the past a team named the Hoboken Zephyrs faded into obscurity and moved to the west coast only to win a bunch of pennants with their out of this world pitching staff in...The Twilight Zone.
-A World of His Own:
Starts at the house of Mr. Gregory West who is a famous playwright. He's happy and married. He's in his house talking with his wife. However outside is MRS. Gregory West so he's an adulterer. The woman tells him not to answer the door and talks about it happening again. She comes in and the other woman is gone. His wife is looking around after he tells her he's been busy working. She asks him if he has a secret door. She tells him she thought she saw him with a woman. The wife thinks it's ridiculous. He slips up and his wife goes on a rant. He then tells her that his character came alive because it didn't want to do what he wanted. He tells her one of his characters walked into the room, sat down, and was alive. His wife is going to call a psychologist but he insists his characters come to life. He says she disappeared after he cut the tape off with the description in it. He then describes her again into the microphone to be recorded on the tape as the wife walks in. The character Mary walks in much to the wife's shock. The wife still doesn't believe it and thinks he wants to drive her insane. He is going to destroy the tape and Mary says not to bring her back again. He then destroys it and Mary disappears. The wife is still a skeptic. The wife picks the key from his pocket and he says he feels inadequete with her. She then heads to the nearest lawyer to get a divorce and be free from his diseased mind. He then creates a giant elephant to keep her from escaping. He agrees to get rid of it if she stays. She tells him he's mad and now she's still threatening to leave but the first opportunity she gets she'll try to put him away. He shows her his hidden safe and has an envelope with tape about her on it. He implies that she is made up and if he destroys the tape she will disappear. She thinks it's a trick and doesn't believe him. He is about to put it away but she takes it and throws it in the fire because she thinks he's lying. It burns up and she disappears. He goes to make her again but instead makes Mary again. He describes Mary and once again she appears. Rod goes to talk about the story but is interrupted by Gregory and he burns up the envelope with Rod Serling's name on it and he disappears. This is great. I really liked this episode.
Overall solid DVD with the highlights being A World of His Own, A Passage for Trumpet, and The After Hours.