8

8

Check out “8” with us. We have half as many people with audio discussing the episode, and that is probably fitting because among the four of us the score average is nearly half as low. And speaking of halves…this episode felt like half of it was awesome science fiction Twilight Zone and the other half felt overly wordy and overly fictional to our four minds. Then again, Whipples tells us that Octopuses have 9 minds and Darrell discovered another meaning (or place on earth) for the Twilight Zone. So, I guess you can say, The episode wasn’t half-bad. Listen in and as always, drop us a line even if it is just about our discussion. We love the input!  Read More…

Among the Untrodden

Among the Untrodden

Here we are: half way through season 2 and after last week’s story felt out of tune for many of us, this week’s story has the right amount of magic, or, well, let’s call it metaphysical enchantment which pleased your hosts immensely. Our ratings make us sound like Germans saying no, but the phonetic translation is much more affirming. Robert and Darrell aren’t the only ones who have a lot to say. Darrell expertly covers the old series connections. Robert conjures up his Whipple resources. Bradley sends in audio feedback and he gets to quote William Blake again.  And last but not least…long time listener and first time audio feedbacker, Rick, telekinetically makes us feel the weight of his insight and makes us hope we have a new friend from our listener feedback world besides Robert’s mom and his brother, WALLLLLLTTTTTTT!!!!!  Read More…

Ovation

Ovation

Fire Lady sing us a sweet song where we can’t stop clapping in the end. Or, as in this episode,  keep the praise going as long as possible for fame-lusting has-beens. Darrell and Robert pick apart this episode much like talent show judges pick apart great and/or poor performances alike. And there were some great scenes in this episode, but there were also scenes maybe worthy of the sound of one hand clapping. Give this episode of the podcast a listen and tell us your thoughts either by voicemail, email, or Facebook…just don’t use a large hunting knife to eat your noodles or type out your thoughts. Read More…

The Who of You

The Who of You

Darrell and Robert get under each other’s skin and wrap their collective minds around “The Who of You.” Both of us agree the first two episodes of the second season came right out of the gate impressively strong, and the third episode does not disappoint.  There is nothing but praise for lead actor, Ethan Embry, and his supporting cast is outstanding as well. There is a pretty big rating gap, however, between your co-hosts. Listen along and join us on our Facebook page if you have more thoughts you’d like to share.  Read More…

Downtime

Downtime

Are we dreaming, or did we just experience the best episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone to date.  Starring Morena Baccarin, “Downtime” had us cozied up to our screens and enjoying an episode that felt in many ways like an episode of Serling’s classic series.  Is it possible for a computer avatar to have an existential crisis?  Should such a character been given free will and the right to live even if her real-world human is deceased? This one gave us plenty to consider.  Read More…

Meet in the Middle

Meet in the Middle

Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone returns for season 2 with a psychic connection head game thriller.  The moral of this episode isn’t easily black or white and you would have to be a wiz to know exactly what the Twilight Zone team expected us to think when they lead us to an ending and have us experience a state of shock. Read More…

ETFD 016- William Shatner Episodes

ETFD 016- William Shatner Episodes

“Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” is arguably the most iconic episode in the entire history of The Twilight Zone.  It’s been redone and parodied generation after generation since it first aired in 1963.  For some, including Darrell, it’s a fantastic episode for sure, but not the best episode starring William Shatner.  That honor is bestowed upon “Nick of Time.”

Whether “Nightmare” or “Nick” is your favorite, there’s much to be enjoyed in each, and much to discuss in this month’s episode!  Read More…

ETFD 015- Mark Dawidziak Interview

ETFD 015- Mark Dawidziak Interview

We are joined by none other than one of the most distinguished TWILIGHT ZONE historians there is (and that’s not just because he also does a mean Mark Twain). He is, in fact, another Mark, Mark Dawidziak. Journalist, lecturer, professor, and author of a book that should be on everyone’s TWILIGHT ZONE must-have reading list, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED In THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Mark shares with us his roundabout journey to getting the nod to write about one of his many great loves—sorry, Robert, it’s not Kolchak this time—and we pitch a few questions to him and he hits each one of them a country mile over every cornfield in their path. Let us know what you think of this edition of our podcast by leaving either written or voicemail feedback.Read More…

ETFD 014- Twist Endings I

ETFD 014- Twist Endings I

If you’re like us, you like a good twist ending. Welcome back to the Twilight Zone–El Clasico Twist Endings Style—This time for an installment of “To Serve Man” and “The Masks.” Be honest. The very first time you saw these episodes did you predict the twist endings? That’s the best part of these iconic TZ episodes. The problem is almost everyone already has some exposure to the twist ending even before seeing the entire episode. Be that as it may, our intrepid co-hosts do their best to find the good tasting parts and the ugly character motivations and put them together in one giant discussion cookbook, served to you for your approval during a late midnight snack. Hopefully Darrell and Robert have given you food for thought and you’ll reach out to us with listener comments for our only goal is to serve you. Bon appétit! Read More…

ETFD 013- Before They Were Famous I

ETFD 013- Before They Were Famous I

We are proud to present to you, with very little delay, “Two,” and “The Bard.” The episodes feature film stars Charles Bronson and Burt Reynolds, and TV Star Elizabeth Montgomery. Listen along as Darrell and Robert cover dystopian worlds and magic circles. This time these actors have roles almost completely against type. For example,  Charles Bronson gets shot and Elizabeth Montgomery does the shooting in “Two,” while the main character in “The Bard” is the one doing witchcraft. And Burt Reynolds does a hilarious impersonation of Brando’s Stanley Kolwalski who cluelessly offends and magically conjured William Shakespeare who eventually knocks him out because Burt’s character is an idiot. Lastly, Robert will not rest until the writer of Bill and Ted’s adventure admits he was inspired by the ending of “The Bard.” Read More…

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