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80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 6

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Hey folks! Fellow Retroist writer Doug McCoy has the latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode podcast up for your listening pleasure! This week we have friends of the Retroist site Claymation Werewolf and Phisbon3s as well as Doug and I discussing the sixth episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone series.

There are only two segment this go around, ‘Examination Day‘ and ‘A Message From Charity’.

“Examination Day”
Examination Day - Twilight Zone 1985
It is Richard “Dickie” Jordan’s 12th (David Mendenhall) birthday and his one wish is to get a passing mark on his Government Examination test the following week. Something that for some reason causes his parents Richard (Christopher Allport) and Ruth (Elizabeth Norment) a great deal of stress…

“A Message From Charity”
A Message From Charity - Twilight Zone 1985
When Puritan Charity Payne (Kerry Noonan) is struck low by sickness due to a bacterial infection she finds herself linked to 1980s teenager Peter Wood (Robert Duncan McNeill). The two can experience each others thoughts, sights, and taste as their friendship blossoms…however this draws the attention of Squire Jonas Hacker (Gerald Hiken) who starts to accuse Charity of being a witch and not even her brave Father Obediah Payne (James Cromwell) can save her…but what of her friend from the future?

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? 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?


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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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