The Twilight Zone: Vol. 5
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- Episodes: "Long Distance Call" (1961, Ep. 58), "I Sing the Body Electric" (1962, Ep. 100), "The Lonely" (1959, Ep. 7), "Probe 7, Over & Out" (1963, Ep. 129)
- "Inside The Twilight Zone", including information on Rod Serling, a history of the series, reviews of each episode, cast information and a season-by-season commentary
Top Customer Reviews
Thanks to the technological marvel of DVD I'm able to see these amazing stories again and find them as magical & thought provoking as 45 years ago.
As the structure of the episodes are mostly bounded to a surprise ending or to the argument in a very short span of time of 25 minutes each, I'll focus my review more on outstanding features than on the topic of the episode in order not to spoil the pleasure of the viewer.
Disk 5 contains four good chapters with intermixing themes: Grandmas, robots & loneliness.
1) Long Distance Call - Is love so powerful as to defy death?
This chapter is, in a certain level, more complex than ordinary TTZ episodes as it cast lights & shadows on family relationships, transcending the anecdote.
This episode was written by Charles Beaumont, a major contributor to The Twilight Zone scripts, he totalized 22.
Bill Mumy fleshes Billy Bailey with natural freshness; he is best remembered by his role as Will Robinson in "Lost in Space" series.
2) I Sing the Body Electric - The most noticeable trait of this chapter is: it is the only one written by Ray Bradbury who was a sort of "alma mater" of the main writers of the series.
The story is rather simple a recent mature widower is pressed by a "well meaning" lady to leave his three children at her charge. Father & siblings refuse and request help from a robot grandma.Read more ›
The first episode is "Long Distance Call". It is about a grandmother who is dying and is very close to her grandson. For his birthday she gives him a toy phone. The grandmother dies not too long after and not long after that the boy's parents find him talking on his toy phone to his departed grandmother. They think at first he just misses his grandmother but when the boy decides he wants to be with her the tension mounts. The young boy in this episode is played by Billy Mumy. Some may remember him as Will Robinson on "Lost In Space". But "Twilight Zone" fans may remember him even more as the creepy little boy in another classic TZ episode "It's A Good Life". Mummy made three episodes with TZ and they really show what a great child actor he was.
The next episode is based on a Ray Bradbury screenplay. The title is "I Sing The Body Electric". A widower is raising his three children alone. Deciding they need a woman's influence in their lives the four of them go to a store where a robot can be designed for them as a grandmother figure. The oldest daughter, played by Veronica Cartwright, however wants nothing to do with her.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these old TV shows! And this volume has quite a few of my favorites. Would love to have them all!Published on December 1, 2013 by MimiDiane
Very pleased with this selection (I ordered vol. 1-6). Can't beat the price & the quality of the DVD is great for how old it is (how long ago these were filmed). Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Cheyenne
As a seventh grade teacher, we cover the story of "Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" in our literature book. I was thrilled to find the original Twilight Zone dvd of that story. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Cynthia Donovan
Great stuff. Brings back great childhood memories. Watched these in the late 60s when I was just a kid. Picture quality is great. Read morePublished on January 29, 2009 by KEN TELLS ALL
The transaction went smoothly. Delivery was timely. Product was as promised.Published on March 13, 2006 by V. E. Dahlin
This is by far the best volume in the 1-5 set! It deals with themes of Artificial Life and a twist on the origins of man! Read morePublished on December 7, 2004 by Darcy
More great episodes!
Long Distance Call- This one freaked me out. It was a great episode though. (****)
I Sing the Body Electric- Didn't like it too much. Read more
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