Sunday, May 25, 2008

Coming Up Milhouse

When I was in grad school, I was home by myself most of the days and I stayed up late at night, and I watched a sickly amount of the Sci Fi Channel. I mean, it was just ridiculous how much I watched. Outside of, you know, my school work, my days revolved around The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, and the other more silly things that were on the network at the time. Sometimes I thought Rod Serling was off in the shadows narrating my life (well, not really narrating: just introducing some episode in my life then coming back afterward to provide some esoteric but fairly obvious commentary).

Now this week my wife is leaving town for a few days, so I get the chance to move to the top of the Netflix queue a disk that she would not possibly ever watch with me. So, I've chosen Treasures of the Twilight Zone. Here's what Netflix has to say about the disk:

"Three rarely seen, most-requested episodes of the original 1959-1965 series are presented uncut in this collection: "Where Is Everybody?" represents the series' premiere episode; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is the Oscar-winning 1963 short subject (from France) that Rod Serling acquired and presented (as an episode) just once; and "The Encounter" features George "Mr. Sulu" Takei in an episode that was banned from later syndication."

So I've got that going for me, too!


  1. Holy mackerel, those sound like some fantastic Twilight Zone episodes. Okay, I admit to being a Twilight Zone junkie. I've seen "Where Is Everybody?", but obviously missed the other two. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" caught my attention because it must be based on the story by Ambrose Bierce.

  2. I didn't know that "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" was available at all--thanks for the tip.