Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: There Is A Fifth Dimension Edition


This week’s episode of Dueling Review was a bit of synchronicity for Stephen and myself, as we had each spent a large portion of the previous twenty-odd hours watching SyFy Channel’s annual ‘Twilight Zone’ marathon (something that Widget and I do every year on 4th of July and New Year’s Day.)  Even fifty years later, I’m pleasantly surprised to see how well these episodes hold up, and each seems to bring back a frisson of fear, a bit of the arcane or at least an entertaining bit of dialogue.  Even the worst of them (in case you’re wondering, that would be Season 5′s “Come Wander With Me”, though “Black Leather Jackets” from that same season is another sack of doorknobs) presents a bit of broadcast television history, and the best are celebrations not only of classic television, but of humanity itself.  Plus, it’s also a scream to try to figure out where else you know the actors from, which in turn begs a particularly eerie query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced “IT’S A COOKBOOK!“) is now just a part of a smashed landscape, just a piece of the rubble, just a fragment of what man has deeded to himself in The Twilight Zone, asking: What’s the most iconic Twilight Zone moment of them all?