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Still brilliant 50 years later,
This review is from: Twilight Zone - Season Three [DVD] (DVD)
I've just finished watching season 3. Really enjoyed it as it takes me back to when I was a Sci-Fi mad kid! I'm 43 now so watched the reruns. This season was originally aired in 61-62. Just as good as seasons 1+2 for me.
I've put the episode list here with a quick description. Hope this helps jog the memory.
Two- A man (Charles Bronson) and a woman (Elizabeth Montgomery), survivors from opposite armies of an apocalyptic world war, confront each otherina deserted, war-ravaged town.
The Arrival- After a plane arrives without a crew or passengers, Grant Sheckly (Harold J. Stone), an FAA inspector, tries to solve the mystery.
The Shelter- During a party for a doctor (Larry Gates), a group of neighbours hear about an impending nuclear attack.
The Passer by- Towards the end of the American Civil War a Confederate soldier (James Gregory) meets a woman (Joanne Linville) who waits for her husband's return as a stream of soldiers passes by her house
A Game of Pool- Pool shark Jesse Cardiff (Jack Klugman) challenges long-dead pool great Fats Brown (Jonathan Winters) to a game to find out who's the best player, but the results of the game are unprecedented.
The Mirror- A Cuban revolutionary leader (Peter Falk) sees enemies everywhere, including his mirror.
The Grave- An old west hired gun (Lee Marvin) goes to the grave of his enemy on a dare.
It's A Good Life- A little boy (Billy Mumy) with horrifying mental powers controls the inhabitants of a small Ohio town.
Deaths-head Revisited- A sadistic ex-Nazi captain (Oscar Beregi, Jr.) returns to the ruins of Dachau concentration camp after the end of World War II, only to find justice waiting for him.
The Midnight Sun- A woman (Lois Nettleton) tries to survive as the Earth hurtles toward the Sun
Still Valley- During the AmericanCivilWar,a Confederate officer (Gary Merrill) is offered a deal by the Devil to save his side from defeat.
The Jungle- A man (John Dehner) working on a dam project in Africa refuses to believe he has been cursed, despite an increasing number of strange and frightful occurrences.
Once Upon A Time- A janitor (Buster Keaton) from the 1890s uses a time helmet he finds in the lab he is cleaning to travel to the future.
Five Characters in Search of An Exit- An Army major in dress uniform (William Windom), a clown,a hobo, a ballet dancer (Susan Harrison), and a bagpiper find themselves in a giant cylinder with no memory of who they are or how they got there.
A Quality of Mercy- During the final days of World War II, a new gung-ho American lieutenant (Dean Stockwell) orders his war-weary soldiers to attack a group of sick and wounded Japanese soldiers holed up in a cave.
Nothing in the Dark- A woman (Gladys Cooper) is scared to let a wounded police officer (Robert Redford) into her home for fear that he is Death coming to claim her.
One More Pallbearer- An eccentric, unscrupulous millionaire (Joseph Wiseman) stages an impending apocalypse to force three people whom he feels have wronged him to apologise.
Dead Man's Shoes- A homeless man (Warren Stevens) steals a dead man's shoes and is taken over by the vengeance-seeking personality of the shoes' previous owner.
The Hunt- A man (Arthur Hunnicutt) out hunting withhis dog discovers that he has died.
Showdown with Rance McGrew- A television western hero (Larry Blyden) is taken to task by a ghost from the old west.
Kick The Can- A retirement home resident (Ernest Truex) finds a way to regain his youth
A Piano in the House- A mean-spirited drama critic (Barry Morse) finds out that an old player piano he has purchased causes people to reveal their true feelings.
The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank- A man (James Best) returns from the dead during his funeral
To Serve Man- A technologically superior alien race arrives on Earth with a promise to serve mankind.
The Fugitive- An alien fugitive (J. Pat O'Malley) hiding on Earth befriends a group of children.
Little Girl Lost- A little girl crawls through an inter-dimensional doorway that has appeared in her room.
Person or Persons Unknown- A man (Richard Long) wakes up in bed to find that his identity has been erased.
The Little People - When a spaceship lands on a planet for repairs, one of the crewmen (Joe Maross) finds an ant-sized society and succumbs to his lust for power.
Four O'Clock- A malicious crank (Theodore Bikel) plans to miniaturize all people he deems evil at 4:00 P.M
Hocus-Pocus and Frisby- A teller of tall tales (Andy Devine) meets a group of aliens looking for a specimen
The Trade-Ins- In the future, an elderly couple (Joseph Schildkraut and Alma Platt) seeking renewed youth can only afford to make one of them young again.
The Gift- An alien (Geoffrey Horne) who crashes his ship near a Mexican village has brought a gift for mankind.
The Dummy- A ventriloquist (Cliff Robertson) is menaced by his living dummy (voiced by George Murdock).
Young Man's Fancy- A newlywed (Alex Nicol) is confronted by his dead mother in his childhood home.
I Sing the Body Electric- A robotic grandmother (Josephine Hutchinson) helps a widower raise his children
Cavender is Coming- A guardian angel (Jesse White) tries to help a woman (Carol Burnett) improve her life, but the help does not turn out the wayitis planned.
The Changing of the Guard- A professor (Donald Pleasence) being forced to retire is visited by the ghosts of the students he inspired.
Looking forward to season 4 now!
Great stuff indeed.