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80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 9

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Hey friends, Fellow Retroist writer Doug McCoy has uploaded the latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode podcast 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 ninth episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone series.

We have only two segments to review this go around, the remake of the original 1962 Twilight Zone classic ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ which has been changed a little and is entitled ‘Dead Woman’s Shoes’ as well as ‘Wong’s Lost And Found Emporium’. We also discover with this episode that 3/4 of the main cast of the 2010 action film Red have appeared so far in segments of the 1985 Twilight Zone!

“Dead Woman’s Shoes”
Twilight Zone - Dead Womans Shoes
Mousy thift shop employee Betty Duncan (Helen Mirren) finds her life altered when she takes a chance to slip on a pair of shoes belonging to a dead woman. Slipping on the shoes causes Betty’s psyche to be replaced by the deceased Eileen (Sasha von Scherler) who has a beef with her husband Stephen Montgomery (Jeffrey Tambor) and has come back from the dead to do something about it.

“Wong’s Lost And Found Emporium”
Twilight Zone - Wongs Lost and Found Emporium
David Wong (Brian Tochi) is a rather impatient and rude young man that is determined to find the Lost and Found Emporium. After checking at an adult bookstore he is informed the location of the establishment is in the back…sometimes it is there and sometimes it is not. Opening a door as instructed, David finds only an alley but then a second door materializes beside him offering entrance into the Emporium. Walking the aisles of the Emporium the young man encounters three other people searching for very important and personal ‘items’ like himself. Will he find what he is looking for?

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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