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Doug McCoy’s 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 3

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I meant to announce this on Sunday but apparently my visits in the Twilight Zone have affected my abilities to understand what day of the week it is. Fellow Retroist writer Doug McCoy and I were able to get together again last week to record a new episode of 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode and this time we discussed the third episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone series.

The third episode features three segments this time around with “Healer”, “Children’s Zoo”, and “Kentucky Rye”.

Twilight Zone - Healer
‘Healer’ starring Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio) and Vincent Gardenia (Death Wish, Little Shop of Horrors) concerns a small time cat burglar who during a foiled robbery attempt at a museum makes off with a very unique and powerful artifact.
Twilight Zone - Children's Zoo
The second and very creepy segment “Children’s Zoo” stars Lorna Luft (Grease 2) and Steven Keats (Death Wish, Silent Rage) as two nightmarish parents who manage to put their bickering and selfish way aside just long enough to bring their child to the Children’s Zoo.
Twilight Zone - Kentucky Rye
The last segment is entitled “Kentucky Rye” and stars Jeffrey DeMunn (The Mist, The Walking Dead), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, JP: The Lost World), and Michael Green (To Live and Die in L.A.). The story focuses on a man with an alcohol problem that finds himself after a traffic accident in the company of strangers at a very odd roadside bar.

So when you get a moment why not visit the link provided in this post or drop by the McCoyCast site or iTunes and give it a listen?

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Doug McCoy’s 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 3

  1. I loved the 80’s Twilight Zone. I still wish Harlan Ellison had got his way with the Christmas episode and had made “Nackles” instead of the stupid Pam Dawber segment.

  2. Yeah, Ellison got a raw deal with all of that! The episode was halted in mid-production and cost the show between $150,000 – $300,000 not to mention making sure that Ellison would not be a creative consultant to the show.

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