ETFD 011- Our Favorite Classic Twilight Zone Episodes

ETFD 011- Our Favorite Classic Twilight Zone Episodes

Welcome back to the Twilight Zone–El Classico Style. “A World of His Own,” and “One for the Angels” are covered in-depth as Darrell’s and Robert’s, respectively speaking, favorite episodes. There was a rumor circulating that Robert would get emotional again, but it never took that form other than some nervousness discussing the shows we hold so reverently near and dear to our hearts. You’d think in two episodes that contained a Grim Reaper, a sacrificial child, a magical dictaphone, a real elephant, and even Rod Serling, we’d have a lot to talk about…and we sure did! Give us a listen, do your homework for the next episode, and send us your feedback because we love getting you folks in the conversation with us. Enjoy! Read More…

ETFD 010- Blurryman

ETFD 010- Blurryman

Well, it’s in the books. Season 1, Episode 10 of the Twilight Zone reboot made its final mark. “Blurryman,” let’s face it, did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, it appears to have prophetically addressed criticisms about the show that couldn’t possibly have been known at the time of filming. Art imitates life and life imitates and criticizes art in an episode that put its writer into the consciousness of the show and us as viewers right along with her. Robert and Darrell discuss the show, podcasting together, and stay tuned…upcoming podcast episodes where we will beginning to cover our favorite classic TZ episodes. Thanks for listening everyone, and no matter when you can, please give us some feedback and let us know how we’ve been doing. And remember, everyone must get Zoned! Read More…

ETFD 009- The Blue Scorpion

ETFD 009- The Blue Scorpion

The penultimate episode, number 9 of 10, jumped out at many like a Blue Scorpion jumping out of the darkness into the light and making everyone who saw it jump during its airing this past Thursday. Season 1, Episode 9, “The Blue Scorpion seems to be thought of by many as the best one yet. With the exception of everyone named Jeff, Darrell and Robert look down the barrel at the plot points and the heart wrenching, yet sometimes hilarious portrayal of Jeff, by Chris O’Dowd. The hippies movement is contrasted by a handgun that acts like it has a soul, or at least bad intentions. Or does it? Nothing in the Twilight Zone is as it appears, not even a fancy gun that has a bullet with your name on it. Read More…

ETFD 008- Point of Origin

ETFD 008- Point of Origin

Just when you thought you’d hear Darrell and Robert unanimously echo each other’s likes and dislikes again, we finally have a split decision for “Point of Origin,” the most recent episode of the Twilight Zone. Both of us liked the cast, the style, and let’s not forget there were (spoiler alert) aliens…just not exactly the kind you would expect from the Twilight Zone. So where do we differ? Check us out and join the conversation afterwards and let us know what you think. As always, our listener written and audio comments are some of the best parts of this podcast episode. Read More…

ETFD 007- Not All Men

ETFD 007- Not All Men

Darrell and Robert try to keep it positive as they discuss “Not All Men,” where not all men truly didn’t add up to enough reasons why we should cut this episode any slack. As one of our faithful listener calls suggests, “Has this show Jumped the Bruce” too many times hitting us over the head with wide-sweeping generalizations of social commentary? Be that as it may, we go over the many things we did like about the episode and there really were some great moments—anyone want to frolic in a meteorite infused fountain bath with a bunch of men in business suits who are hell-bent on killing anyone who looks at them crossways? Not us, but it looked like a great, stylistic homage to another classic horror movie. As always, let us know what you think. Are we taking crazy pills or just tricking ourselves with a placebo? Read More…

ETFD 006- Six Degrees of Freedom

ETFD 006- Six Degrees of Freedom

Colonization of Mars is not only possible in the most recent episode of the Twilight Zone, “Six Degrees of Freedom,” it is also imperative now that the human race is on the brink of self-extinction. Global warming is just the spark igniting humans to start colonizing nearby worlds, but nuclear holocaust just before launch raises the stakes, to put it lightly. Deep space travel is stressful enough, but literally with the survival of the human race weighing down this crew heavier than their artificial gravity supplied by the Talking Tina onboard computer system it is no wonder some crew begin to crack. Is Pierson right? Is their voyage just an elaborate hoax to test them. Read More…

ETFD 005- The Wunderkind and Marika Sila Interview

ETFD 005- The Wunderkind and Marika Sila Interview

Marika Sila, from last week’s “A Traveler” episode, yes, Sgt. Yuka, talked with us and gave an inside look at her experiences auditioning for—and making choices how she approached—her role. We enjoyed her immensely and felt honored she shared her story about walking the Red Path now and teaching other indigenous people how they can live healthier lives.

Discussion for this week’s episode, “The Wunderkind,” questions not only the direction of Raff and Oliver as they head straight to the White House, but we are getting afraid the series may be getting too far off course and we can’t predict where it will end up—hopefully not on an operating table where only “no old doctors” will be able to save it. Let us know what your thoughts. Are we off the rails or is the series? Read More…

ETFD 004- A Traveler

ETFD 004- A Traveler

Super talented Glen Morgan of X-Files writing and executive producing fame gets back to his writing desk this week to pen the rebooted Twilight Zone’s 4th Episode, “A Traveler.” Morgan’s tale cleverly creates an Us Against Them theme where the viewers get to see from the murky perspective lens of the Twilight Zone, who truly is “Us” and who is “Them.” Please join Darrell and Robert as they discuss brother Jack’s drunken, yet all too truthful sober warning to his smart, strong, and beautiful sister, Sargent Yuka, “…unless you are the lead sled dog, the view is always pretty much the same.” We also have many of our questions about the reboot addressed in a Glen Morgan interview that Darrell found, and Robert nearly falls off the deep end with excitement as he gets to make all the connections to this episode with his idol monster-hunting skeptic hero, Carl Kolchak, of the 1970’s NightStalker series. Read More…

ETFD 003- Replay

ETFD 003- Replay

Without the constraints that often limited what Rod Serling could do, Jordan Peele get’s to take a full head of steam as he tackles the subject of racism. Join Darrell and Robert as we discuss all the Easter Eggs Darrell finds and Robert misses, and become all too familiar with the phrase, “you may not know this about me, but I haven’t seen very many movies.” But seriously, this episode hit hard for both of us. Darrell forcing a timeout for himself while watching it, and Robert often forgetting it was a Twilight Zone episode because so much about it held truth. We got a great listener feedback comment to ponder and learned a couple cool things about Black Lives Matter. Finally, as always, Darrell gave us all some homework to go watch previous TZ episode tie-ins that make the experience richer. Read More…

ETFD 002- Nightmare at 30,000 Feet

ETFD 002- Nightmare at 30,000 Feet

A podcast about a TV show about a podcast?  A TV episode inspired by a TV episode? We’re full meta this week as we discuss, “Nightmare at 30,000 feet.” Robert and Darrell try to decide if this was just a nightmare by the main character, an alternate universe where space travel to Mars is commonplace but people still listen to podcasts, or did Justin lose it and he really is fully to blame for the plane crash. Much love is given to Dan Carlin, who narrates the episode’s podcast recording. We loved all the supporting actors, the music, the lighting and maybe loved all that too much because we couldn’t guess who the Air Marshal was. Luckily for us our Talking Tina segment’s listener feedback covered us. Read More…

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