January 22, 2014

The Twilight Zone: "Time Enough at Last"

The Twilight Zone: "Time Enough at Last" (episode 8 of 36 from season one), 1959. A dull bank teller is the lone survivor of a nuclear blast.

Created by Rod Serling. Directed by John Brahm. Written by Serling, based on a story by Lynn Venable. Starring Burgess Meredith.

Concept: A
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: B
Enjoyment: I'm finally starting to catch on: these don't work as science fiction because they're not science fiction. They're fairy tales. Modern, cynical fairy tales. That's okay. I like fairy tales, too. This one in particular makes no sense on a literal level, either with the plot or the characters - but it works, on a bedtime story level. B

GPA: 2.8/4

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