Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – “A Small Talent For War” (1986)

Saturday Frights - Sean Hartter
Welcome back to all of you fans of fiendish film and TV! Those howls you hear from the creatures of the night need be no cause for alarm, you are safe down here with us in the Retroist vault! Us? Yeah, that’s the one and only Doug McCoy behind the concession stand and you can see the esteemed Daniel XIII manning the projector. We also have good friend to the Retroist site Claymation Werewolf as head usher and Phishbo3s in the ticket booth!

We are sticking with the “New Twilight Zone” this week, the second segment we discussed on the latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode podcast entitled “A Small Talent For War”. This segment features John Glover (Gremlins 2, Smallville) as an Alien Ambassador who appears before the UN to warn them that due to our small wars and petty border skirmishes the entire Human race will be wiped away. There is still hope though as the representatives of the UN gain a reprieve for one day while they desperately try to settle their long standing differences. Can it be done in time?

[Via] Citiprime


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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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2 thoughts on “Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – “A Small Talent For War” (1986)

  1. ah that is one of my favorite from the new series. Same flavor as one of my favorites from the original series – To Serve Man but with enough new twists to make it fun. The more I see these old episodes on here the more I realize I didn’t give the new series quite enough credit when it was actually airing.

  2. MadPlanet, I hear you. At the beginning I had a hard time separating the New Twilight Zone in my mind with the original stories…It’s Twilight Zone so why shouldn’t it be as good as the original series, you know? It was the Retroist who thankfully pointed out that as a reviewer I had to judge the “New” series on it’s own merits…plus he threatened to wish me into the cornfield. ;)

    But I will not change my mind on the segment entitled ‘Ye Gods’. :P

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