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80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 7

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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 Phishbon3s as well as Doug and I discussing the seventh episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone series.

This go around we have two segments that originally aired on November 8th, 1985 on the CBS network and no matter how you might judge the segments it is the truth they each feature strong performance from the main actors.

“Teacher’s Aide”
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High-School teacher Ms. Peters (Adrienne Barbeau) finds herself possessed by the spirit of a gargoyle when she attempts to break up a fight between rival gang members. Perhaps the spirit is trying to lend aid to the oft-ignored and well meaning teacher…or perhaps it wants something more dire?

“Paladin of the Lost Hour”
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When Billy Kinetta (Glynn Turman), a guilt-ridden Vietnam vet, comes to the aid of the elderly Gaspar played by the legendary Danny Kaye during a mugging at a graveyard, he has no idea that his life is about to be changed for the better. For you see Danny Kaye’s character isn’t just an elderly man, he possesses a very important and powerful watch, he carries on his shoulders a sacred responsibility as a Paladin of the Last Hour.

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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