Twilight Zone: “Caesar and Me” [Season 5, Episode 28] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Caesar and Me[Season 5, Episode 28]
Original Air Date: April 10, 1964

Director: Robert Butler

Writer: Adele T. Strassfield

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Morgan Brittany and Sarah Selby.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Jonathon West [Cooper] is an out-of-work ventriloquist with bills coming due.  When his dummy suggests they start robbing places, things start to fall in place.  Of course when the brains of the outfit is a dummy…

Twilight Zone: “Sounds and Silences” [Season 5, Episode 27] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Sounds and Silences[Season 5, Episode 27]
Original Air Date: April 3, 1964

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: John McGiver, Michael Fox and Renee Aubry.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Rosswell G. Flemington [McGiver] loves loud noises.  He yells at his employees rather than speak.  He blasts rather than play his records [of jet engines and war sounds]!  Of course this is The Twilight Zone so it doesn’t end well for Mr. Flemington.

Twilight Zone: “I am the Night, Color Me Black” [Season 5, Episode 26] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “I am the Night, Color Me Black[Season 5, Episode 26]
Original Air Date: March 27, 1964

Director: Abner Biberman

Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Michael Constantine, Paul Fix, George Lindsey and Ivan Dixon.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

A man is scheduled for execution at sunrise.  As minutes pass by it becomes clear that the town’s deputy perjured himself on the case, the sheriff was too worried about reelection to dig into the case and the local reporter is just now getting a conscious.

And isn’t sunrise a little late in coming?

Twilight Zone: “Masks” [Season 5, Episode 25] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Masks[Season 5, Episode 25]
Original Air Date: March 20, 1964

Director: Ida Lupino

Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Robert Keith, Milton Selzer, Virginia Gregg and Alan Sues.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Jason Foster, a rich old man on his death-bed, summons his family to him.  He cares nothing for them and they only care about their coming inheritance.  Foster tells them they must wear masks until midnight or he will cut them out of his will.

Sure, it’s a crazy request, but what harm could come from wearing a mask?

Twilight Zone: “What’s in the Box” [Season 5, Episode 23] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “What’s in the Box[Season 5, Episode 24]
Original Air Date: March 13, 1964

Director: Richard L. Bare

Writer: Martin Goldsmith

Starring: Joan Blondell, William Demarest and Sterling Holloway.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

A cranky old man [Demarest] comes home to argue with his bitter wife [Blondell] and complain that to the tv repairman [Holloway] that he’s taking to long to fix the set because he wants to amp up the bill.  Later when the old man is watching tv he sees himself cheating with his girlfriend… and killing his wife.

Twilight Zone: “Queen of the Nile” [Season 5, Episode 22] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Queen of the Nile[Season 5, Episode 22]
Original Air Date: March 6, 1964

Director: John Brahm

Writer: Charles Beaumont

Starring: Ann Blyth, Lee Philips and Celia Lovsky.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

A reporter gets an interview with a Hollywood star who may be lying about her age by A LOT.  If she is lying, then how does she stay so young?

13 behind-the-Scenes Facts About Shark Tank

Jake Rossen and Mental_Floss present 13 behind-the-Scenes Facts About Shark Tank.  Here are three of my favorites…

While product pitches are typically aired in 10-minute segments, business owners are often hashing out details with the Sharks for an hour or more. “The first time, I was in there 45 minutes,” says Aaron Marino, who appeared in a season four episode with his Alpha M image consultation business and will appear a second time in this season’s finale on May 20. “The second time was an hour, hour-and-a-half. When you get into the minutiae of business numbers, they cut a lot of that stuff out.”

Once entrepreneurs are done filming, they’re immediately whisked off-set and into a meeting with a show-appointed psychiatrist for an off-air evaluation. “They just want to work through how you’re feeling,” says Bandholz. “I’ve heard from other contestants that they can be devastated by their performance, or by what the appearance might mean for their business. It’s a very intense emotional roller coaster.”

While contestants who accept an offer from one or more of the Sharks seem to have it made, it’s little more than a handshake deal. Owing to the due diligence process, Hale estimates that more than two-thirds of deals that are agreed upon in the show fall through. “It’s more like a first date,” he says. “You go back and find things you don’t like. Sometimes the deal terms change.”

Twilight Zone: “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge” [Season 5, Episode 21] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge[Season 5, Episode 21]
Original Air Date: February 28, 1964

Director: Robert Enrico

Writer: Robert Enrico based on the story by Ambrose Pierce

Starring: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly and Anker Larsen.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

A French adaptation of the classic Ambrose Pierce tale of a Civil War soldier sentenced to hang at Owl Creek Bridge.

The “Walking Dead” Attraction at Universal Studios

As a fan who has been touting The Walking Dead comic since issue one, it still surprises me how well the comic series translated into a tv series which caught on with the general population.

Not only has The Walking Dead  tv series lasted six plus years, but has spun off the Fear the Walking Dead tv series and is now becoming a major attraction at Universal Studios.

Twilight Zone: “Spur of the Moment” [Season 5, Episode 21] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Spur of the Moment[Season 5, Episode 21]
Original Air Date: February 21, 1964

Director: Elliott Silverstein

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: Diana Hyland, Marsha Hunt and Philip Ober.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

It has been a strange day for Anne Henderson [Hyland].  While horseback riding on the family estate she was chased by a middle-aged screaming woman dressed in black.  When she arrived home, her boyfriend was there to ask for her hand in marriage, but before she could answer, an ex-boyfriend [who her father despised] shows up asking her to leave with him… Anne’s decision will impact everyone including the screaming woman.

Twilight Zone: “From Agnes with Love” [Season 5, Episode 20] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “From Agnes with Love[Season 5, Episode 20]
Original Air Date: February 14, 1964

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Starring: Wally Cox, Ralph Taeger and Sue Randall.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

James Ellwod [Cox] a meek computer programmer begins taking advice from Agnes, a super computer, on how to get a co-worker’s affection.  Agnes advice turns out to be for her own secret agenda.

Twilight Zone: “Night Call” [Season 5, Episode 19] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Night Call[Season 5, Episode 19]
Original Air Date: February 7, 1964

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: Gladys Cooper, Nora Marlowe and Martine Bartlett.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

An old woman repeatedly gets phone calls from a man that are hard to understand.  The calls frighten the woman so she asks and then tells the man to stop calling.  Calls to the telephone company determine the location where a line is down and promise that the line will be fixed. When the woman travels to the location of the downed line she is shocked…

Twilight Zone: “Black Leather Jackets” [Season 5, Episode 18] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Black Leather Jackets[Season 5, Episode 18]
Original Air Date: January 31, 1964

Director: Earl M. Neuman

Writer: Earl Hamner, Jr.

Starring: Lee Kinsolving, Shelley Fabares, Michael Forest, Denver Pyle and Michael Conrad.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Three young motorcyle gang members move into a quiet neighborhood.  They’re trouble all right, but not the kind you’d think.

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