Night Gallery: Class of ’99 (1971)

Debuting on September 22nd on NBC back in 1971, the Class of ’99, is a chilling short starring the legendary Vincent Price, as well as Brandon de Wilde and Randolph Mantooth. It was written by Rod Serling and like many of his classic Twilight Zone episodes ends up tackling all forms of human bias. This short was directed by Jeannot Szwarc who also helmed the awesome Night Gallery “episode”, Big Surprise, which was written by none other than Twilight Zone contributor and famed author, Richard Matheson.

Sadly this was the last piece of work that Brandon de Wilde did as he was killed in a car crash in Colorado on June 6th, 1972. Brandon was probably most famous for his role as Joey Starrett in the 1953 classic western, Shane.

A big thanks to Becky The Trekky3 for uploading this over on YouTube as well as to Night Gallery.Net for the painting introducing the episode up top.


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