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DVD Review: 'The Twilight Zone Essential Espisodes'

July 3rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
DVD Review: 'The Twilight Zone Essential Espisodes'
Ready to check out the best of the best in the zone? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD collection of "The Twilight Zone Essential Episodes - 55th Anniv. Edition" out now from CBS/RLJ Home Entertainment. Sight, sound, mind – next stop review zone!

Title: "The Twilight Zone Essential Episodes"

Grade: 4

Cast: Burgess Meredith, William Shatner, Telly Savalas

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 425 minutes

Release Company: CBS / RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

Overall: This is a wonderful and good starter set for the fan and espec...
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With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...
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'Body Snatchers' Actor Kevin McCarthy Dead At 96

September 12th, 2010 7:48pm EDT
Kevin McCarthy in 2005.
Actor Kevin McCarthy, best known for his role in 1956's 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and Oscar-nominated for 'Death of a Salesman' in 1952, has died at age 96, of natural causes.

McCarthy maintained film credits all the way up to 2010, most recently with short films.

Known for his chiseled jaw and for playing everyman parts, McCarthy will be forever remembered for playing Dr. Miles Bennell in the sci-fi classic 'Body Snatchers,' which sparked a flurry of rip-off B movies.

He is also well-known for a memorable guest spot on the original 'Twilight Zone' in the episode 'Long Live Walter...
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'Twilight Zone' Episodes That Should Be Made Into Movies

November 6th, 2009 10:00am EST
The Box
This weekend Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star in the suspense thriller "The Box," but what not many people know is that the movie is based on an episode of "The Twilight Zone." It was originally taken from a short story written by Richard Matheson, and the movie might follow the TV episode or the original Matheson script; you'll just have to see the movie to find out. Still, it started us thinking on "The Twilight Zone" and how some of the most memorable episodes could surely be lengthened into full length features. The stories are scary, sad, odd, fantastical, and tragic; just the kind ...
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Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

November 4th, 2009 2:50pm EST
V
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...
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Some Of The Best 'Final Destination' Death Scenes

August 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Final Destination
The original idea for Final Destination came from Jeffrey Reddick and it was originally intended for the "X-Files." This makes a certain kind of sense, since the idea of people cheating death and then death trying to get them back does feel like a case that can be wrapped up in a single hour long episode. There is a certain "The Twilight Zone" feel to the story as well, and this may be why the original film was considered a pretty interesting horror plot. There is no exact 'villain' in it, and it's more about sitting back and watch a group of pretty young people try not to get viciously kil...
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If TV Characters Could Play In the Super Bowl

January 22nd, 2009 12:36pm EST
Friday Night Lights
Well, Championship Sunday is over. The games have been played and the Super Bowl teams are getting ready to play on the sports world's biggest stage. How did things turn out for you? Did your teams get in? Whether or not you're excited about this year's Super Bowl teams or even have an interest in football, here's a way to get in on the action. Picture an alternate reality where the television world is alive, and our favorite characters live and operate. (That means the Twilight Zone theme would cue here.) Because sports is big in all realities, we have chosen a team to represent this world...
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Top 10 Segments From 'The Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror

October 31st, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror
On November 2, FOX will air the newest installment of "The Simpsons'" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. With this beloved show in its 20th season

, and 19 Halloween specials under its belt, we wanted to take a moment to remember some of the best Treehouse tales. It's scary how funny these segments are!

10. B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence (Treehouse of Horror XVI)
When Bart ends up in a coma, the family adopts David, a robotic boy. When Bart wakes up and returns home, he's irked that his parents decide to keep both boys. David consistently one-ups Bart with his family and friends, ma...
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Spotlight on Urban Legends

October 20th, 2008 11:00am EDT
Urban Legends
We've got a hot Halloween tip for you - the biggest, scariest haunted house in the country is open. It's $50 to get in, but if you can make it all the way through, you get your money back! Problem is…it's so terrifying that no one has ever made it all the way through. Think you're up to the challenge?

Well, tough luck! There is no such place. But everyone from California to Maine has heard rumors of its existence. Many of us assumed it was real and told our friends, who told their friends, who told their friends, and so on. Thus, an urban legend was born.

Some stories have such g...
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TV Spotlight: 'Fringe' Creator JJ Abrams

September 8th, 2008 9:39am EDT
Felicity
Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is a man of many talents. He's a writer, actor, director, producer, composer, and creator. He was raised in Los Angeles by his father Gerald, another television producer, and got his first job when he was only 15 writing music for a movie titled "Nightbeast."

As a senior in college, he wrote a film script with a friend of his which eventually turned into a full length featured titled "Taking Care of Business." He had a hand in writing "Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford, "Forever Young" with Mel Gibson, and big movie blockbuster "Armageddon." He produced ...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Fall TV Preview: 'Fringe' & 'Dollhouse'

August 1st, 2008 8:58am EDT
Fringe
Two of the most hyped up new shows on the FOX network were previewed on Saturday, July 26, the third day of the San Diego Comic Con, and there was a slow flagging sense of energy by the time "Fringe" began its panel. It was one of the later panels of the day, preempted by the overwhelming enthusiasm for "Dollhouse," "Chuck," and "Battlestar Galactica."

It could have been exhaustion setting in which made the audience thinner for "Fringe," or the lukewarm reports coming from early viewing of the pilot. In attendance was J.J. Abrams, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Bryan Burke, Je...
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Top Ten 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

July 3rd, 2008 8:27am EDT
The Twilight Zone
Every year, the Sci Fi channel celebrates Independence Day with a two-day marathon of episodes from The Twilight Zone, one of the most enduring and renowned anthology series in the history of television.

If it's too hot outside for fireworks and cook-outs this July 4th, you can opt for a long, lazy weekend indoors with TZ on your tube. Rod Serling is so cool, you might not even need to turn on your air conditioner!

Submitted for your approval: These are the ten stops you shouldn't miss when traveling along the shadowy road that winds through…The Twilight Zone.

1. "A Kind of a Stopw...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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The Fall Of The Great American TV Theme Song

March 13th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Green Acres
What happened to it? A catchy, sing-a-long theme song used to be part of the fun of watching a show. A great theme song could get you excited and in the mood to watch a show. Sometimes the theme song was the best part of a bad show. A theme song that caught your attention could get you to check out a show you weren't normally watching.

Theme songs used to tell what the show was about, like The Brady Bunch. The opening was the only way viewers knew the show was about a stepfamily. We would never have known WHY Gilligan and the gang were on the island or HOW those Hillbillies made it to...
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CBS To Offer 'Star Trek,' 'Twilight Zone' & Other Classic Shows Online

February 21st, 2008 1:10pm EST
Star Trek
CBS Interactive today announced that it will begin offering Television Classics from the CBS Library, which is one of the largest television programming libraries in the entertainment business, online and across the CBS Audience Network.

The initial lineup includes full-length episodes of Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O and Melrose Place, with more programs and clips to be added in the coming months. The distribution of Television Classics across the CBS Audience Network follows the same open, non-exclusive strategy that CBS has been using for its content online ...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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What to Watch This Week (Dec. 31 - Jan. 6)

December 30th, 2007 1:00pm EST
Aliens In America
What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week:

Monday, Dec. 31

Lack of New Year's Eve plans leaving you stranded at home? Never fear, there's actually some shows to watch before the ball starts dropping on ABC.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.), Aliens In America (The CW, 8:30 p.m.) - The CW and CBS offer up a pair of stand-out episode reruns. The awkwardness and misguided thinking of being a teenager is perfectly captured in “The Metamorphosis” episode of "Aliens in America." Meanwhile, on "How I Met Your Mother," Barney offers Lily money to paint him nude. Need...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 25

December 25th, 2007 3:00am EST
Sissy Spacek
Happy Birthday to English singer Dido (1971), Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan (1971), stolen base leader Rickey Henderson (1958), Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox (1954), "Carrie" actress Sissy Spacek (1949), country singer/actress Barbara Mandrell (1948), Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett (1946), Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding (1945; d. 2003), baseball legend Nellie Fox (1927; d. 1975), Twilight Zone writer/creator Rod Serling (1924), American bandleader Cab Calloway (1907; d. 1994), Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart (1899; d. 1957), actresss Evelyn Nesbit (1884; d. 1967),...
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Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

November 6th, 2007 10:38am EST
Heroes
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...
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Starpulse Q&A With Steve Agee: Out of Shape Champion

November 5th, 2007 10:50am EST
Steve Agee
Steve Agee is in the worst shape of his life and it's all because of his success as Steve, one half of the gay couple on The Sarah Silverman Program. He can't help it! The food's just too good to pass up. Plus, it's his responsibility. He's broken the mold of what it means to be a homosexual character on television and he owes it to every out of shape, video game loving, gay guy to keep his physique just the way it is. Starpulse spoke with Steve to find out about his history in the field of television, how he met the star of Comedy Central's latest hit show, and his recent stand up tour of ...
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Guy Pearce Stars In "First Snow," In Theaters March 23

February 19th, 2007 11:00pm EST
Guy Pearce
Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) has plans, big plans. A smooth-talking salesman, he might be in flooring now, but he's got a surefire idea that'll take him through the roof -- selling restored jukeboxes to bars across the country. People will be lining up to throw money into 'em, right? Certain he's standing on the precipice of great fortune if only he can get financial backing, Jimmy is barreling down the road to success, when one by one things start to break down . . . starting with his car.

Suddenly stranded in the middle of a remote New Mexican town, desolate as an...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 25

December 25th, 2006 3:00am EST
Annie Lennox
Happy Birthday to English singer Dido (1971), Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan (1971), stolen base leader Rickey Henderson (1958), Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox (1954), "Carrie" actress Sissy Spacek (1949), country singer/actress Barbara Mandrell (1948), Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett (1946), Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding (1945; d. 2003), baseball legend Nellie Fox (1927; d. 1975), Twilight Zone writer/creator Rod Serling (1924), American bandleader Cab Calloway (1907; d. 1994), Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart (1899; d. 1957), actresss Evelyn Nesbit (1884; d. 1967),...
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Mickey Rooney To Attend 'Twilight Zone' Convention

August 5th, 2006 12:07pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney and 16 other actors will attend the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention, August 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom of New Jersey's Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This will be his first-ever appearance at an East Coast collectors' show.

Rooney gave a tour de force solo performance in the 1963 "Twilight Zone" episode, "The Last Night of a Jockey." Written by Rod Serling, the creator of the 1959-1964 Emmy Award winning series, it is the only “Twilight Zone” episode in which only one actor appears, either in image or voice.
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SCI FI Channel Acquires 'Star Trek: Enterprise,' 'Twlight Zone' & Other Series

August 3rd, 2006 11:47am EDT
The Twilight Zone
The SCI FI channel has acquired the rights to multiple made-for-television movies and series from CBS, including Star Trek: Enterprise, the Star Trek prequel series starring Scott Bakula and Jolene Blalock. The deal also includes exclusive cable rights to the classic series The Twilight Zone; the series "Tales from the Darkside"; several Stephen King miniseries; made-for-TV movies; and series such as "Haunted," Jake 2.0 and last fall's "Threshold."

“Enterprise,” which ran for four seasons between 2001-2005 on UPN, will premiere in early fall on the SCI FI Channel. The popular antholog...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Dec. 25

December 25th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jimmy Buffett
Happy Birthday to English singer Dido (1971), Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan (1971), stolen base leader Rickey Henderson (1958), Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox (1954), "Carrie" actress Sissy Spacek (1949), country singer/actress Barbara Mandrell (1948), Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett (1946), Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding (1945; d. 2003), baseball legend Nellie Fox (1927; d. 1975), Twilight Zone writer/creator Rod Serling (1924), American bandleader Cab Calloway (1907; d. 1994), Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart (1899; d. 1957), actresss Evelyn Nesbit (1884; d. 1967),...
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3-D Episode of 'Medium' Has 'Twilight Zone' Influence

November 18th, 2005 10:07am EST
Patricia Arquette
NBC's special 3-D episode of Medium, starring Emmy winner Patricia Arquette, will be introduced by the legendary late Twilight Zone host Rod Serling. The episode entitled, "Still Life," will be telecast Monday, Nov. 21. The producers of "Medium" have acquired rights to Serling's footage from "The Twilight Zone" and have digitally manipulated the image with voice artist Mark Silverman.

In traditional black-and-white footage evocative of "The Twilight Zone," Serling will let the audience know what the cue is for them to put on their 3-D glasses (an enhanced image of Arquette's eyeball) ...
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