80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 20

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

The latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode is up for your listening pleasure! So come join Doug, Claymation Werewolf, and Phishbon3s as they discuss the 20th episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone first season.

There are only two segments for the 80s Anthologies crew to tackle this go around, “Profile In Silver” and “Button, Button”.

“Profile In Silver”
Twilight Zone - Profile In Silver
Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald (Lane Smith) is a Harvard Professor of history in the year 2172 who has traveled back in time to witness the assassination of one of his descendants…John F. Kennedy (Andrew Robinson). The Professor while only being there as a witness finds himself unable to restrain himself and prevents the assassination from taking place but have his actions now made the world a darker place…and can the timeline be repaired?

“Button, Button”
Twilight Zone - Button, Button
Arthur (Brad Davis) and Norma (Mare Winningham) are a couple that are facing the very real possibility of reaching abject poverty. However they receive a note one morning attached to a box with a clear dome, and within is a button, the note informs them that Mr. Steward (Basil Hoffman) will be by to visit them. When Arthur is away from the home, Mr. Steward appears at the front door to inform Norma that if they press the button in the box two events will occur, someone they do not know will die and they will receive a payment of $200,000. A battle of wills begins between Arthur and Norma…will the button be pressed?

So when you get a moment why not visit the link provided in this post and drop by the McCoyCast Site or iTunes or even Stitcher 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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