Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 23

Long Live Walter Jameson

originally aired: March 18, 1960
written by: Charles Beaumont
starring: Kevin McCarthy, Edgar Stehli

"You're looking at Act One, scene one, of a nightmare, one not restricted to witching hours or dark, rainswept nights. Professor Walter Jameson, popular beyond words, who talks of the past as if it were the present, who conjures up the dead as if they were alive. In the view of this man, Professor Samual Kittridge, Walter Jameson has acess to knowledge that couldn't come out of a volume of history, but rather from a book on black magic, which is to say that this nightmare begins at noon."

classification: drama

story: A university professor discovers that his colleague and future son-in-law, Walter Jameson, is in reality an officer from the Civil War, Hugh Skelton, who bought an immortality potion from an alchemist. Jameson is eventually shot by a former wife.

my summary: Pleasing. Dude is pretty handsome, even through tons of makeup. Very sexist (fiancee Suzanne), especially the father. Dust is a nice touch, music is creepy also.

"Last stop on a long journey, as yet another human being returns to the vast nothingness that is the beginning and into the dust that is always the end."

THe Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 23

A World of Difference

originally aired: March 11, 1960
written by: Richard Matheson
starring: Howard Duff, Eileen Ryan

"You're looking at a tableau of reality. Things of substance, physical material. A desk, a window, a light. . . These things exist and have dimension. Now this is Arthur Curtis, age 36, who is also real. He has flesh and blood, muscle and mind. And in just a moment we will see how thin a line separates that which we assume to be real, with that manufactured inside of a mind."

classification: drama

story: The normal world of a businessman is turned topsy-turvy when he discovers that he is an actor in a movie that is about to be cancelled. The powers that be eventually allow him to return to the happier, ficitonal world.

my summary: A little too similar to Person or Persons Unknown and getting rather old. Vindictive wife is overacting and flying off the handle for no reason. Why are so many of the wives on this show complete bitches?

"The motis apperendix for the departure from life is usually a pine box of such and such dimensions. And this is the ultimate in reality. But there are other ways for a man to exit from life. Take the case of Arthur Curtis, age 36. His departure was along a highway, with an exit sign that reads: This way to escape. Arthur Curtis, enroute to The Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 22

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

originally aired: March 4, 1960
written by: Rod Serling
starring: Claude Akins, Jack Weston

"Maple Street, USA, late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbeques, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light it will be precisely 6:43pm on Maple Street. This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street, in the last calm and reflective moment before the monsters came."

classification: science fiction

story: A meteor sighting and a power shortage causes the residents of Maple Street to suspect each other of being aliens, and eventually, to destroy themselves. Real aliens are revealed to have been behind this paranoia-inducing scenario.

my summary: This is a good lesson for backstabbers and gossips. This will prove how quickly people turn on each other when they're scared (the red guard in china?) Many similarities to THE SHELTER. Manipulation and scapegoat themes make for great episodes.
**Also** Jack Weston = Max Kellerman in Dirty Dancing. What a moron.

"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and predjudices only to be found in the minds of men. For the record, predjudices can kill and suspicions can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own, for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to The Twilight Zone.

Lost Diaries: episode 17

In Translation

"When the raft the survivors have been building mysteriously burns down, Michael is convinced that Jin is responsible for the sabotage, which only serves to escalate their rivalry. Meanwhile, Sun stuns her fellow survivors with a surprising revelation, and Boone gives Sayid a warning about his step-sister Shannon. Lastly, more details of Jin and Sun's troubled marriage are revealed through flashbacks"

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Ho hum. Sometimes Michael really REALLY annoys me. And the decisions that Jin makes often end up really screwing him. I have to say that Shannon and Boone ONLY interest me when they are separate from each other. Together they are totally LAME, anything that happens is totally LAME.

LOST Diaries: episode 16


"Kate and Sawyer divulge dark secrets to each other while tracking a renegade boar that Sawyer swears is purposely harassing him. Hurley and Sayid worry that Charlie is losing it after facing a brush with death and killing Ethan with 6 bullets to the chest. A shocking prior connection between Sawyer and Jack is revealed in a flashback. Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "The X-Files") guest stars"

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Yes. Sawyer heavy in the story= GOOD EPISODE. Sawyer heavy in the dialogue = GOOD EPISODE.
I have feelings for Sawyer now. Of course he would meet Jack's old man on a bender, OF COURSE.
I love it.
this was probably one of my favorite episodes so far.

LOST Diaries: episode 15


"After the missing Claire returns with no recollection of what has happened since before she boarded the doomed Oceanic flight 815, Jack and Locke formulate a plan of defense against her kidnapper, the mysterious Ethan (guest-star William Mapother), who threatens to kill off the other survivors one by one unless Claire is returned to him. Meanwhile, the disappointment Charlie feels when Claire does not remember him triggers recollections of a woman he had let down in the past."

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Gross. why doesn't someone just slay Ethan? I mean, I know Jack has "skillz" and all, but he's kind of tall and lanky. My money is on Sawyer for being the best ass-kicker. Funny how Charlie and Sawyer have a bit more in common than anyone really knows....Sawyer scams chicks for money, Charlie does too.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

thoughts on LOST season 1.

this is out of order from the lost diaries but i had to do it.

we finished it yesterday. it's like 24 now, where i keep thinking about it all the time and obsessing.
these are the thoughts i had after the end.....

hurley gets a lot of good one-liners (sarcasm) a security system that eats people?

wtf are the moving shadows/clicking noises? SERIOUSLY?

locke is okay with being pulled into the black hole? jack and kate threw TNT into the hole; the island is gonna be pissed.....

a "Locke problem?" if we live through this? science vs. faith. surgeon vs. freaky marlon brando guy?

funny how shannon seemed so random and insignificant at the beginning. now she gets to bone with sayid and hear the whispers! that's big!

sawyer and jack's goodbye is probably my favorite moment of the whole show. LOVE THEM BOTH. LOTS.

WALT. brian the step dad didn't want to raise him/said THINGS HAPPEN with him? what kind of "special" is this kid? he also said not to open the hatch. he TOLD locke this and he opened it anyway. you'd think that Locke would be able to sense if what walt was telling him was important....

where is beatrix kiddo on this island? don't let ANYONE mess with the pregnant chick OR her baby. what could be worse? sayid understands. do not try to understand her, she's a woman who's lost her child (rousseau). crazy old french bat. i'm sure this happens frequently in iraq; the losing of children.

WHAT IS WITH THE DELIVERANCE DUDES IN THE BOAT?!?!?!?!?!?!!? seriously! people have a wa of being a bit too loose with their kids on this show. GRIP THEM TIGHTLY. do not let others remove them from your clutches. CHRIST. i have 3 kids and i am already mentally working out how i could cling onto them in the event of kidnapping island hillbillies or random tsunamis: zizzy on back, bubby in front helping me hold beebins. bite attackers with sharp teeth if need be. kick and flail like ruth stupes running away from the abortion house.

my theory on this is that it is an isolation booth that everyone is hooked up to, separately. the gvt is doing experiments on them, OR ALIENS. what makes me think this are the polar bears. and the random boats and planes. AND the hatch.
i made matt get season 2 last night. i am sooooooo excited.