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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2015
Hosted By Forest Whitaker.
In this Twilight Zone series, the signature tune is shockingly different but catchy with The Twilight Zone's definitive and distinctive euphoric tones. The series updates some of our old favourite TZ episodes from both the original 1960s version and the new 1980s version. For inspiration there is some new Twilight Zone episodes to provoke thought.

If you've never heard of The Twilight Zone - The Twilight Zone tells the 'Tales Of The Unexpected', in and from Another Dimension, but with a humorous, mysterious, sinister and twist to the story's ending.
It tells of the adventures of humans on earth, in a time and space where time either stands still or speeds up. It's full of the consequential joys of Truth or Dare, Do or Die - the place where you can see the conscious and the subconscious minds battling for dominance.

Each episode stands alone and has its own cast. The Twilight Zone has a tendency to showcase the exceptional, new, raw talent of an 'up and coming', actor/artist, director/producer.

The Twilight Zone is the 'zone' - that place of strange occurrences with/without horrific consequences.
The Divinity within and/or The Hell Raiser outside of ourselves are in constant battle.
The Subconscious can conquer or defy all sorts of Unimaginable Feats.
The Unexplained is explained in The Twilight Zone - 'time' either stands still or speeds up.
That is The Twilight Zone.

Rod Serling's original 1960s Twilight Zone was 5 Series long.
The 1980s 'The' 'New' Twilight Zone was 3 Series long.
The Noughties - (this version) - this Twilight Zone is only 1 Series long.
It could be a strategic method posed by the movie industry and copyrights control, to place a higher value on the original Rod Serling Series, so that it remains a 'classic', but maybe not. Who knows?

I conclude that for the future there should be no more Twilight Zone 'series', based on the current collectives. As humans, we've done what humans do best - and that is to exasperate the whole show. There has been spin-off series, mini series, individual movies of the series, independent movies and cartoons of the episodes, not to mention the toys and games etc based on 'the monsters' and 'aliens', featured in episodes of The Twilight Zone. Chat show hosts and guests, comedians and comedy along with reality shows have all referenced The Twilight Zone and/or its signature tune, at some point or another.

Unless a new format for new stories can be found for a new Twilight Zone series then this should be the last.

I suggest we look to our own Twilight Zone testimonials or feature stories from 'The Darwin Awards', before continuing with The Twilight Zone legacy. It's my wholehearted opinion that we all have those rare moments when we ourselves 'enter' The Twilight Zone...but who would believe it or who would believe us if we told the story? I also think we could make a New Twilight Zone series that entwines all the TV series with present day news items such as: 'the 2020 Visionary Twilight Zone' could/should include some real life historic strange horrors, like the 1978 Jim Jones - Jonestown Massacre could become the spicy meals for the aliens in the Cookbook Story - 'To Serve Man', or maybe The 2007 Disappearance of Madeleine McCann was because Madeleine didn't like her new life size doll *(Baby Jane)*, 'Talking {Talky} Tina - the 'Living Doll' Story.

'The 2020 Visionary Twilight Zone' should also include more gore and guts so that The Twilight Zone can get the 18 18 certified rating it deserves.

*What Ever Happened To Baby Jane Baby* starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, is another of America's 1960s movies that was classified as 'horror' and later re-classified as a Psychological Thriller. The initial part of the story is that the 1917 child star Jane had a life size doll made of her so as to boost her sales and popularity amongst children. The doll was called Baby Jane which Jane later adapted as her stage name.

Many movies made around that time were classified as horrors because they might have contained what was considered 'taboo' subject material.

Thank You!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 27 August 2006
This, the newist, version of the T Zone which aired in the US around 2002 is really very good. I did think it might be rather clunky but found it to very well acted and very well made. As for the price you get forty-three episodes (approx twenty-two min long) so it's great value for money.

Go on treat yourself as this is one boxed set that will have you hooked after the first disc (seven epidodes), out of the six disc set.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2005
In a series with so many writers, directors and actors the episodes are bound to vary in quality.However having viewed all six discs I thought that most of the episodes were entertaining enough and I thought that Forest Whitaker did a pretty good job.With 16 hours over 6 discs this set was good value for the price.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2006
excellant very good episodes and very funny forest whitaker appearing at unusual times
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12 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2005
Inadvertently bought this thinking it was the 1963 black and white series ( well Twilight Zone Season 1 does kinda make you think that). Sories are longer and because of that seem to lack the tightly scripted punch of the older series ( my son reckoned one of them was more like a soap episode), the original music has been tampered with and sorry, Forrest Whittaker ain't a patch on Rod Serling. That notwithstanding I am only on the first disc and I will plough through the other 5 in the hope of a better experience, if that occurs I will revise the review
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