80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 15

Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.
Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.

Hey friends, the latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode is up for your listening pleasure! So come join Doug, Claymation Werewolf, Phishbon3s and myself as we discuss the 15th episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone first season.

Once again we have three segments and they are all at the very least entertaining I am happy to say. We have “Monsters!”, “A Small Talent For War”, and “A Matter of Minutes”. All three segments this go around also connect to one another in some small way. Plus in this latest podcast there is a moment where you get to hear the synopsis of “A Matter of Minutes” sung by Claymation Werewolf in the style of School House Rock’s “Conjunction Junction”!

Twilight Zone - Monsters!
When horror buff Oliver Robbins (Toby Michaels) goes to investigate the new neighbor who bought his friend’s house he comes face to face with Emile Francis Bendictson (Ralph Bellamy), an elderly man who admits he is a Vampire! Emile is gracious enough to disprove the many lies about Vampires to the young boy and tries to settle his understandable fears…but why is everyone on the block around Emile starting to experience what would seem to be extreme and painful allergies?

“A Small Talent For War”
Twilight Zone - A Small Talent For War
Within the UN the representatives of the World are quite agitated as they wait for the arrival of a visitor, one that seems to be from beyond our galaxy. The Alien Amabassador (John Glover) does indeed teleport onto the floor of the UN and informs them that the Human Race is something of an experiment by the aliens or at the least they are responsible for seeding the planet as it were. They’ve come to the conclusion that the Human Race needs to be wiped clean, all they do is bicker amongst themselves and threaten each other with war. American Ambassador Fraser (Peter Michael Goetz) pleads to the Ambassador to give them one day for the inhabitants of Earth to prove their worth that we aren’t just savages…but can the UN really agree to worldwide peace in 24 hours?

“A Matter of Minutes”
Twilight Zone - A Matter of Minutes
When Michael and June Wright (Adam Arkin & Karen Austin) awaken one morning they are alarmed that they’ve overslept as the clock on the bedside table reads 11:37 but Michael’s watch reads a little after 7. Nothing too unusual about a faulty clock…but who are the unresponsive blue beings downstairs cleaning and removing items from the house? Why do the phones not work and the couple can’t find a single other soul in the city?

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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