Twilight Zone 5 Seasons 1960

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Season 2
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11. The Night of the Meek TV-PG CC

A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers the Christmas spirit.

Starring:
Art Carney, John Fiedler
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
December 23, 1960

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Jack Smight
Starring Art Carney, John Fiedler
Supporting actors Robert P. Lieb, Val Avery, Meg Wyllie, Kay Cousins Johnson, Burt Mustin, Steve Carruthers, Andrea Darvi, Jimmy Garrett, Larrian Gillespie, Jack Kenny, Mathew McCue, Frank Mills, Mike Morelli, Rod Serling, Ray Spiker, Glen Walters
Network CBS
Producers Buck Houghton, Del Reisman
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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171 of 180 people found the following review helpful By Ned on March 25, 2005
Format: DVD
The Complete Second Season of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone is now on DVD. This second season contains all 29 episodes on 5 disks. It is full frame and is about 900 minutes.

I don't have a favorite season; there are great episodes from each. I am really enjoying entire seasons being released at once.

1) King Nine Will Not Return - A World War II captain wakes up in the desert, next to his crashed plane.

2) Man in the Bottle - A shop owner finds an old bottle which contains a genie which grants him 4 wishes.

3) Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room - A smalltime hood is ordered to commit a murder and when he looks into a mirror he sees himself with courage.

4) A Thing About Machines - A writer believes the machines in his home are against him.

5) The Howling Man - A man finds refuge in a monastery during a storm and finds an unusual prisoner.

6) The Eye of the Beholder - A woman goes through treatments to make herself normal so she can fit into society.

7) Nick of Time - A newlywed becomes obsessed by a fortune-telling machine when they are stranded with car trouble.

8) The Lateness of the Hour - A scientist creates robot servants and his daughter feels a little unusual.

9) The Trouble with Templeton - Templeton is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive.

10) A Most Unusual Camera - A couple have stolen a camera that takes pictures of events just a few minutes into the future.

11) Night of the Meek - A drunkard Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.

12) Dust - A peddler tries to sell a condemned man's father a bag of "magic dust".
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By D. Marvin VINE VOICE on March 22, 2005
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If you hopped on board for season 1's definition edition, you probably don't need much convincing to pick this one up either. It's a great deal cheaper than season 1 (though there are less episodes in this season) but packs a lot of punch considering the high benchmark set for the show's debut season. There are a great number of gems with very few clunkers sprinkled in.

Among the episodes collected here are two of the series' most poignant social commentaries in "The Obsolete Man" (with Burgess Meredith) and "Eye of the Beholder" (probably the most infamous episode in all of TZ lore). To make things more varied, the second season also brought us some lighter fare like "Mr. Dingle the Strong" and "A Penny for Your Thoughts". We also get the TZ debut of Shatner in "Nick of Time" and its companion piece "The Silence", both notable episodes for containing no real supernatural elements yet keeping very much in the spirit of the Twilight Zone. And some of the best-loved episodes of all, the flawless "One Hundred Yards Over the Rim" (featuring audio commentary with star Cliff Robertson, Oscar winner for "Charly" and 'Uncle Ben' in "Spiderman"); "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (a brilliant ensemble piece driven by atmosphere); and "Shadow Play" (one of the most overlooked episodes in the series).

Season two also brought about budget restraints, which lowered the total number of episodes and caused several to be shot on videotape. Few other shows could have gotten away with this approach, and the videotaped episodes include a heartwarming Christmas-themed "Night of the Meek" that sees Art Carney becoming Santa Claus and "Twenty-Two", which suffers through probably the worst special effect in the history of television. If you haven't seen it; I dare not spoil it for you.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By M. Hanley on April 13, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This set lives up to its billing. The Definitive Edition, seasons one and two (with the rest come shortly), finally delivers the quality this series deserves. The video reproduction is stunning and the extras fill out a perfect package. I've seen some reviews suggesting that this edition will quickly be replaced by yet another improved edition. Don't believe it. With this set, the old reels and their caretakers have put up about all they can deliver--outstanding video, reproduction in original broadcast order, a detailed book-length episode guide and commentary with the season 1 package, and, finally, Rod Serling introducing "next week's" show. Until DVD's are replaced as a delivery vehicle, this edition will be as good as it gets.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By F. Nava on February 28, 2006
Format: DVD
The Twilight Zone was picking up speed by Season 2. By this time, CBS began to see that it was a great show, which all of us knew since the beginning.

The only problem that plagued Season 2 were the six episodes that were videotaped instead of filmed due to budget reasons. These episodes were "The Lateness of the Hour," "Static," "The Whole Truth," "Night of the Meek," "Twenty-Two," and "Long Distance Call" (you can actually view the difference when compared to the remaining episodes).

With this Definitive Edition, it is obvious that the videotaped episodes haven't held up well visually and audibly. Many of the scenes from these episodes either jump or fluctuate. The audio is also hard to hear when characters are away from the camera, thus, away from the microphone.

However, don't let these episodes sway the fact that The Twilight Zone was a great show and even with these few episodes, Season 2 is a great addition.
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