The Monsters are due on Maple Street. Scarily realistic, and just as relevant today as when it was released at the height of the Cold War. A damning indictment on the human race's ability to revert to a state of paranoia and distrust at slightest provocation.
This episode holds up a mirror for the human race, and we do not like what we see.
His boss at the bank was jerk and his wife was a miserable mean spirted old hag who treated him like crap and wouldn't let him read.The Bookworm who broke his only pair of glasses? If so, that is quite memorable.
That's the one. Bergess Meridith played the bookworm henpecked by his wife for reading all of the time. A wonderful story.
I have seen nightmare at 30, 000 feet, but found it to be a little overrated.
I did try and find The Twilight Zone to binge watch when i first got Netflix and Prime, but couldn't find it. I've seen very few episodes, but the Bookworm stuck with me.
Based on what to me was a better version, the short story by the great Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner & Catherine Moore)"What You Need": A strange man named Pedott carries around a box that contains whatever a person may need. I love this exchange between him and the unsavory character who abuses this gift.
Pedott : It must stop now!
Fred Renard : Why? Why does it have to stop?
Pedott : Because the things you need most, I can't supply.
Fred Renard : What are they?
Pedott : Serenity, peace of mind, humor, the ability to laugh at oneself. Those are the things you need most, but it is beyond my power to give them to you.
Yup, I saw that version. Rod's version is much more fantasy-oriented, which I like.Based on what to me was a better version, the short story by the great Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner & Catherine Moore)
But give Serling credit for using the greats.
It was also in Tales of Tomorrow, a series that some took to be the inspiration for Twilight Zone.
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