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The Twilight Zone original series
season one

Fall 1959 – Summer 1960
List of The Twilight Zone episodes
The Twilight Zone original opening. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ...

Episodes:

  1. "Where Is Everybody?"
  2. "One for the Angels"
  3. "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"
  4. "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"
  5. "Walking Distance"
  6. "Escape Clause"
  7. "The Lonely"
  8. "Time Enough at Last"
  9. "Perchance to Dream"
  10. "Judgment Night"
  11. "And When the Sky Was Opened"
  12. "What You Need"
  13. "The Four of Us Are Dying"
  14. "Third from the Sun"
  15. "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air"
  16. "The Hitch-Hiker"
  17. "The Fever"
  18. "The Last Flight"
  19. "The Purple Testament"
  20. "Elegy"
  21. "Mirror Image"
  22. "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
  23. "A World of Difference"
  24. "Long Live Walter Jameson"
  25. "People Are Alike All Over"
  26. "Execution"
  27. "The Big Tall Wish"
  28. "A Nice Place to Visit"
  29. "Nightmare as a Child"
  30. "A Stop at Willoughby"
  31. "The Chaser"
  32. "A Passage for Trumpet"
  33. "Mr. Bevis"
  34. "The After Hours"
  35. "The Mighty Casey"
  36. "A World of His Own"

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Details

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Cast

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Synopsis

A middle-aged man driving cross-country stops his car, and walks toward his hometown, which appears exactly as it was when he was a boy. He sees himself as a boy, and following him home, meets his parents. Trying to convince his parents that he is their son from the future, he succeeds only in proving his insanity. Finally, his father confronts him, having seen the papers in his wallet and now believing him to be who he says he is, and tells him to return to his own time. Martin tries to warn himself as a kid to enjoy his childhood before it is too late, but his advances scare young Martin who falls off the merry-go-round and injures his leg. Martin returns to his own time with a limp.


Trivia

Features a bit part by young Ron Howard. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Themes

Similar themes are explored in “The Incredible World of Horace Ford” and, to a lesser extent, “Young Man's Fancy”. The episode also deals with the relentless pressures of the business world, which also serve as the basis for “A Stop at Willoughby”, “The Brain Center at Whipple's” and two Serling teleplays from before and after The Twilight Zone: Patterns and the Night Gallery episode “They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar”. “A Stop at Willoughby” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... The Brain Center at Whipples is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... The Twilight Zone original opening. ... Patterns is the name of a live dramatic television show and later movie written by Rod Serling. ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ... Theyre Tearing Down Tim Rileys Bar is an episode of the anthology television series Night Gallery written by series host and creator Rod Serling. ...


Critical response

"It's been three decades since he made that journey but the experience still tingles the flesh and waters the eye. This was "Walking Distance,” Episode Five of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. Originally aired on October 30, 1959, it was the most personal story Serling ever wrote, and easily the most sensitive dramatic fantasy in the history of television. The yearning to recapture one's youth is an inescapable part of the human condition, and to discover, in the end, that the past is irrevocably behind you can be heartbreaking and sobering. With mesmerizing performances by Gig Young and Frank Overton, Serling played out this theme of ice cream and irony, of band concerts and broken dreams, and allowed us to take a better look at ourselves in the process. Devoid of the gimmickry that pervaded other episodes, "Walking Distance" stands alone in its simplicity and maturity. It captured the essence of Serling's poignant pen. Moreover, it's a fine example of how inventive cinematography and inspired direction could propel a half-hour teleplay forward—a rarity in the "golden days" of harried, grind-'em-out production schedules." —Paul Mandell, excerpt from "'Walking Distance' from The Twilight Zone", first published in the June 1988 of the American Cinematographer magazine.

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Cinematographer is a monthly journal published by the American Society of Cinematographers. ...

External link

  • TV Tome episode page

References

  • Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition)

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Walking Distance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (489 words)
“Walking Distance” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.
A middle-aged man driving cross-country stops his car, and walks toward his hometown, which appears exactly as it was when he was a boy.
Originally aired on October 30, 1959, it was the most personal story Serling ever wrote, and easily the most sensitive dramatic fantasy in the history of television.
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