Jordan Peele to host, narrate “Twilight Zone” revival for CBS All Access (2019)

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  1. Tim Lookingbill

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    Watching TZ reruns I still can't stop fixating on how Serling's upper lip doesn't exist when he talks but he still looks cool. It must be lost in the Twilight Zone.
     
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  2. ky658

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    This being the third go-round for this series, the episodes themselves are going to have to be extremely well written. One such episode from 1987 (that I thought was pretty good) was "The Card" about the powers of a credit card and what happens when you are not able to pay:

     
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  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    This is one of my favorite episodes of the new Twilight Zone series. Like with many of the classic stories, it builds slowly but has a great payoff. Word to the wise: Always read your credit card agreement and DO NOT miss a payment!

    Another episode that is a favorite of mine is "The Once And Future King." A great story with a very sad ending.

    I'm not much for remakes of the classic episodes, but one that I do like is "The After Hours." Although I've seen the original, it didn't seem to come off too scary to me. The remake turns up the fear factor and adds a very creepy vibe to the story.
     
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  4. Hope he doesnt add some comedic element to it. TZ always seemed to have a dark/macabre undertone as I remember it.
     
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  5. SonOfAlerik

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    Won't this be the fourth go around? There was the series around 2002?
     
  6. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I think it depends how you number them. The breakdown, if I remember correctly:
    • Original Twilight Zone series.
    • CBS Series (CBS cancelled the series, but it continued as...)
    • Syndicated Series
    • Fox Series
    If you count the CBS Series and Syndicated Series as the same series, then this would be the fourth go-around.

    Something related to mention: There has been a series called The Twilight Zone Audio Dramas. They are audio play versions of the classic Twilight Zone stories, with each episode featuring at least one well-known performer, and with Stacy Keach giving the opening and closing for each episode. Among the ones I have are:
    • "The Obsolete Man" starring Jason Alexander
    • "To Serve Man" starring Blair Underwood
    • "The Silence" starring Christopher McDonald
    One of the things I like about the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas is that they usually run from 35 to 45 minutes, and they use the extra time to provide additions to the original episodes that enhance the story. As an example, in The Obsolete Man they added scenes where Wordsworth meets others who are facing the same fate as he is.
     
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  7. ky658

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    It probably is, I forgot about the Fox version.
     
  8. SonOfAlerik

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    One interesting thing about that run is it had the sequel story to It's a good Life with Billy Mummy reprising his role from the original series.
     
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  9. MikaelaArsenault

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  10. stereoguy

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    Damn, I would have chosen Stuttering John Melendez as the narrator.....
     
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  11. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Same reason CBS does anything...so they can re-make series whose name and recognition factor have more value to them, than the quality of the actual remake, which is a cynical afterthought.

    Their real goal? To hire every recognizable media figure from some older, more-established property outside of their empire, hoping to keep them locked-in for a future NCIS franchise...or perhaps, to lock them out of being signed for upcoming Marvel properties!

    I don't think CBS has had any other overall casting strategies in place since they stopped hiring older character actors to do Murder She Wrote guest shots, just to keep their SAG/AFTRA insurance going one more year...:shrug:
     
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