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Old 09-08-04, 08:24 AM
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New Twilight Zone?

I just picked up the New twilight Zone DVD & was surprised at the episode list. I thought, when buying this, that this was the series that aired in 1985-1986. However, I guess there was a series that aired in 2000, for only 1 year, because that is what the new dvd is. I was hoping it was the 1985 series. I loved an episode called the Shadow Man, & was hooked since. I haven't watched the dvd yet. I am sure I will enjoy it, but I am dissapointed it is not what I thought. Does anyone have any info on the 1985 series & its availablity?
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Old 09-08-04, 08:39 AM
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I'm waiting for the new twilight zone also from the mid 80's. The Mondo Digital List has had a release date for season one and seasons 2/3 on their list for some time although the date keeps changing. I really hope we can see at least season 1 by the end of this year:

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Mondo Digital says Season 1 of the 80's series will be out in December, and Seasons 2 & 3 will be out a month earlier, on November 2nd. Something tells me that's not right. According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, Season 1 will be out on 12/28 of this year, and the set with Seasons 2 & 3 will be out three months later, on 3/29/05.

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Incidentally, here's the release schedule for the 1959-1964 series:

Season 1 - 12/28/2004
Season 2 - 3/29/2005
Season 3 - 6/28/2005
Season 4 - 10/18/2005
Season 5 - 12/27/2005

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With the 1980s set, will that be the full version that was aired on CBS or will it be the edited version that was put into syndication?
The Danny Kaye episode was severely cut for the syndication release.
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Old 09-08-04, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by RobCA
Mondo Digital says Season 1 of the 80's series will be out in December, and Seasons 2 & 3 will be out a month earlier, on November 2nd. Something tells me that's not right.
I believe that November 2nd represents an earlier announced date (I'm not sure the new date at tvshows is official or not).

A day or two ago, dvdaficionado had season 1 as "not announced" and season 2-3 as "November 2nd", and I had a similar reaction as you.

However, I guess there was a series that aired in 2000, for only 1 year, because that is what the new dvd is.
Well, 2002, but yeah. Adding to your confusion, no doubt, quite a few places are referring to it as "Season One" or "Volume One", even though it would be more accurate to say "Complete Series".

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Old 09-08-04, 04:14 PM
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Re: New Twilight Zone?

Originally posted by spongebobkay
I haven't watched the dvd yet. I am sure I will enjoy it
As a fan of both the original show and the 1980s edition, I'd say "don't be so sure".

I found the 2002 UPN version to be extremely lackluster. I'm a huge TZ fan, but I ain't buying this one...
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Originally posted by Austin54
With the 1980s set, will that be the full version that was aired on CBS or will it be the edited version that was put into syndication?
The Danny Kaye episode was severely cut for the syndication release.
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It's not official ot anything, but it's likely that the DVD sets will be unedited. Image has spent time and money remastering the show, so it would be disappointing to see "Paladin of the Lost Hour" in its current, truncated form. I just hope the original narrator of the CBS run (85-87) is restored and the narrator of the syndicated Canadian episodes is limited to those 30 episodes.

If Night Gallery, a show that's suffered from syndication butchery, can be released uncut on DVD by Universal, then Image, a company with great respect for its TV product, will likely do the same for TZ.

I can't watch the UPN TZ and I've tried. It's so unremarkable and pedestrian! The 80s TZ may have had its share of clunkers, but it had many memorable episodes in its brief run!
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Re: Re: New Twilight Zone?

Originally posted by bboisvert
As a fan of both the original show and the 1980s edition, I'd say "don't be so sure".

I found the 2002 UPN version to be extremely lackluster. I'm a huge TZ fan, but I ain't buying this one...
I have to agree with Brian. I just finished reviewing this set (the write up is queued and should be up in a couple of hours) and it's not that great. A couple of okay episodes, but most of them are mediocre at best. The '85 series was much better.
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Were all the 80s versions totally original or were some of them remakes of the original series (like the movie)?
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Most were original, but there were a few remakes, including "Night of the Meek" with Richard Mulligan, "Dead Woman's Shoes" with Helen Mirren (a remake of "Dead Man's Shoes"), "The After Hours" with Terry Farrell and I think there were a few others.

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