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I need a show like the original Twilight zone


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#1    Roy Don

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

I am a huge fan of the original "Twilight Zone" series. Can anyone recommend a similar show that is available on Netflix maybe? I already seen all the X-files, The outer limits, masters of horror, Tales from the crypt, and Tales from the Darkside etc. I want something that has that mysterious cold war feel that the original series had. Any suggestions?


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:02 AM

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

it's exactly what it sounds like

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:04 AM

Thanks for the response but I forgot to mention that one. I have the whole series on DVD as well as Alfred Hitchcock, The Masterpiece collection, which features his greatest films like Psycho, The Birds, Rope, Torn Curtain, and my favorite, Rear Window. What I am really hoping for is something like the original TZ series that plays heavily on the post war, space race, cold war paranoia and Apocalypse scenarios, think "The last man on Earth" with vincent price or the "Fallout" video game series. This is one of my favorite genres and I would really like to see something with less emphasis on horror and more on the sci-fi post war thing.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

There's a series currently running called Defiance that is post alien war thing, it has a certain western/scifi thing going on like a more serious Firefly.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:18 AM

I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip, I think I may have heard of this one, I will check to see if it's on Netflix.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

How about twin peaks?


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

Never seen it actually. I always thought it was more of a soap opera, what is the premise?


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Thriller with Boris Karloff... I don't know if it is on Netflix but it carries the same shock value as Twilight Zone and I am a big fan of both.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

I'll give it a look. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:05 PM

View PostMantis914, on 14 April 2014 - 09:45 PM, said:

Thriller with Boris Karloff... I don't know if it is on Netflix but it carries the same shock value as Twilight Zone and I am a big fan of both.

I agree there are some superb episodes of Thriller.Have you seen Rod Serling's Night Gallery?I don't think it was as good as The Twilight Zone but Serling wrote alot of the series and there are some good moments


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

View Postdr no, on 15 April 2014 - 05:05 PM, said:

I agree there are some superb episodes of Thriller.Have you seen Rod Serling's Night Gallery?I don't think it was as good as The Twilight Zone but Serling wrote alot of the series and there are some good moments

I love Night Gallery!  I don't remember if it was the pilot episode with Roddy McDowell that he was waiting on an inheritence from an old relative and after the relative died, a painting that was along the stairwell kept changing and showing the old man getting out of the grave and coming to get him.  Masterfully done...   I think the one episode that was brilliant also was Midnight Never Comes or something like that...


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:56 PM

View PostMantis914, on 15 April 2014 - 05:10 PM, said:

I love Night Gallery!  I don't remember if it was the pilot episode with Roddy McDowell that he was waiting on an inheritence from an old relative and after the relative died, a painting that was along the stairwell kept changing and showing the old man getting out of the grave and coming to get him.  Masterfully done...   I think the one episode that was brilliant also was Midnight Never Comes or something like that...
I think I seen that episode, are you sure it was night gallery?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

View PostRoy Don, on 15 April 2014 - 05:56 PM, said:

I think I seen that episode, are you sure it was night gallery?

I'm fairly sure, you mean the one with Roddy McDowell?  I remember the butler was named Portafoy which is a name that sticks with you.  The only other thing I remember was that at the end the year was 1969 but I think most Night Gallery was 1970-1972 so I maybe mistaken.  I don't recall the name of the episode though and that would help a lot.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

i recall the fox network had a show (i can't recall the title) in 2001.  the episodes had a twist ending to them.  i don't think all of the episodes were shown because of what happened on september 11, 2001.  i wish that show was out on dvd.  can anyone recall the show's title?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

View PostMantis914, on 15 April 2014 - 06:08 PM, said:

I'm fairly sure, you mean the one with Roddy McDowell?  I remember the butler was named Portafoy which is a name that sticks with you.  The only other thing I remember was that at the end the year was 1969 but I think most Night Gallery was 1970-1972 so I maybe mistaken.  I don't recall the name of the episode though and that would help a lot.
                                                    
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