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Old March 7th, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: The Twilight Zone

The Lateness of the Hour is the best of the 6 TZ episodes that were originally shot on video. While the production values of this show do not match the spit-and-polish of the filmed episodes, this has to rank as one of Rod Serling's best writing efforts.

If you haven't seen it yet, then it is highly recommended that you watch it first before reading on.....

TZ stories inspired many a TV show or movie in later years. I really do think that this particular Serling tale must have been something that Arthur Clarke had seen, before writing 2001: A Space Odyssey. In both stories, the character that is most "human" in behavior and thought (Jana and HAL 9000) are machines, while the actual living-and-breathing people they co-exist with have been dehumanized to a great extent.
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