Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Twilight Zone - Have You Ever Seen What Was Meant To Be...

...the pilot of the Twilight Zone series? The 60 year anniversary of the Twilight Zone was marked by many as October 2, 2019 - 60 years to the day after the release of the first episode of the series: "Where Is Everybody". Yet, there was essentially another episode that preceded that one. That episode, as I call it, was the one Serling had hoped would be the pilot to the series. "The Time Element" should be a classic but it has been rarely seen by Twilight Zone fans. 

Do you like the Twilight Zone, do you appreciate the acting of William Bendix (The Life of Riley protagonist), of Martin Balsam (of The Naked City, Dr. Kildare and Archie Bunker's Place), of Jesse White (you may know him as the original lonely Maytag repairman), of Joe DeRita (of The Three Stooges fame in their end years) - if so, watch this episode of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse that aired on November 24, 1958 almost one year prior to the first episode of the actual Twilight Zone series.

All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

hjets said...

Never saw it before. thanks.