Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Twilight Zone Diaries: Episode 25


originally aired: April 1, 1960
written by: Rod Serling
starring: Albert Salmi, Russell Johnson

"Commonplace if somewhat grim unsocial event known as a necktie party, the guest of honor a cowboy named Joe Caswell. Just a moment away from a rope, a short dance several feet off the ground and then the dark eternity of all evil men. Mr. Joe Caswell, who, when the good Lord passed out a conscience, a heart, a feeling for fellow men, must have been out for a beer and missed out. Mr. Joe Caswell, in the last quiet moment of a violent life."

classification: drama

story: A scientist uses a time machine and unwillingly rescues a western outlaw from a hanging. The outlaw then kills the professor but is later strangled by a thief, who is accidentally sent back in time to take the outlaw's place."

my summary: A very annoying episode. Albert Salmi is a very disturbing actor. This guy's face is scary and mean. What a rude man. Ick. Story is quite dull although I can't say what would make it better. Probably nothing. The Professor (from "Gilligan's Island," Russell Johnson) is hot. That's one positive thing.

"This is November, 1880, the aftermath of a necktie party. The victim's name--Paul Johnson, a minor-league criminal and the take of another human's life. No comment on his death save this: justice can span years. Retribution is not subject to a calander. Tonight's case in point in The Twilight Zone.