80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 17

Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.

Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.


The latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode is up for your listening pleasure! So come join Doug, Claymation Werewolf, and Phishbon3s as they discuss the 17th episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone first season. Sadly I was called away on family matters so I was unable to attend this go around but at least I was there in spirit.

This time the 80s Anthologies crew have a two segment episode to review with “Welcome to Winfield” and “Quarantine”. While I personally don’t rank it as low as the “Ye Gods” segment from the 5th episode I believe I enjoyed them a little bit more than my co-hosts.

“Welcome to Winfield”
Twilight Zone - Welcome To Winfield
When the stylish Griffin St. George (Gerrit Graham) pulls up to the hospital entrance in his fancy car, a young man named Matt Winnaker (Jonathan Caliri) who was previously in a coma awakes with a start and frantically asks his wife, Lori (JoAnn Willette), to save him. Lori though confused by her husband’s reaction sneaks him out of the hospital before Griffin enters the room…looking more than a little miffed that it is empty. After driving away from the hospital the couple take a turn onto a dust filled road that leads to a town named Winfield, a town where the citizen all look like they are wearing the latest fashions from a 100 years ago. Unbeknownst to the young couple and the townsfolk, Griffin St. George is close behind and he has a job to do.

“Quarantine”
Twilight Zone - Quarantine
When Scott Wilson (Matthew Forman) awakes, he is questioned by a young woman named Sarah (Tess Harper) and we learn that the man was put in cryogenic sleep…324 years earlier. Scott is further confused as to why he wasn’t awakened in the city, everything around him seems to be an idyllic farm town. He was placed in cryogenic sleep due to being afflicted with terminal cancer, something that is cured before his eyes by Sarah when she and three others psychically operate on him and painlessly remove the cancerous tissue. Pretty soon he realizes that there is no technology, all of the people of the farm town have some type of psychic gift, and he begins to feel something like a caveman as he learns of what became of the Earth during his slumber. The true question is…why was he awakened? What could Scott offer this society?

So when you get a moment why not visit the link provided in this post or drop by the McCoy Cast Site or iTunes or even Stitcher and give it a listen? If you like what you hear why not drop us some feedback and let us know if you agree or disagree with our decisions on the merit of each segment?

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 “80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 17

  1. @Ark Not to spoil too much but I certainly can recall thinking upon the first time I watched it that they lobotomized Scott at the end of the episode, thankfully that wasn’t the case.

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