Twilight Zone (2002)

The Lineman

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 10/23/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Tyler gains the power to hear people's thoughts after a freak lightning storm. Eventually, he begins to abuse his new gift, using it as a means of acquiring vast wealth and personal gain. But then Tyler learns that his new power comes with a price.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Olivia d'Abo

    Shannon

  • Vincent Laresca

    Buddy

  • Zeljko Ivanek

    ER Chief

  • Grace Chen

    Angela

  • Julie Fitzgerald

    Nurse

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This was the first episode produced in this series and appears first on the DVD...

    By dojodan444, Sep 04, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Host: (opening narration) Tyler Andrew Ward, a telephone linemen and charter member in the fraternity of lonely dreamers. Tyler is about to test what he wishes for to the breaking point and beyond. You might say what you're about to see is impossible. Probably in most places, but not here in The Twilight Zone.

    • Buddy: Maybe--maybe it's that white light stuff. You see any dead relatives?
      Tyler: Now it's coming back to me. Your grandma Ellie begged me to send her little Buddy to join her.
      Buddy: She did?

    • Buddy: Most guys have a picture of Christina Aguilera, bro.
      Tyler: First you get the car, then you get the Aguilera.

    • Sleazy Lawyer: Any reasonable jury would concede that you've been severely wronged.
      Buddy: Does "severely wronged", does it--you know, have an exchange rate in dollars?

    • Shannon: You've made all this money in just a couple of weeks?
      Tyler: Brokers and car dealers are the same creatures inside. Now they can't lie to me. Makes investing very honest and very profitable.

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    Notes (5)

    • This was the first episode produced of The Twilight Zone 2002.

    • This is a full 60-minute episode.

    • The movie that Tyler is watching when he's on the phone with Buddy is Jim Carrey's movie The Mask.

    • When Tyler tells Buddy about the nature of the sleazy lawyer, and his power to read thoughts at the same time, he confesses his power to Buddy in front of Evergreen Cemetery. "Evergreen" is a title of the first episode of The Twilight Zone (although as this episode was produced first, "Evergreen" would have been a later episode.)

    • Bears a conceptual resemblence to the 80's TZ episode "Private Channel", which in turn borrowed somewhat from the original TZ episode "A Penny for Your Thoughts".

    Allusions (1)

    • Tyler: Yeah, for some kind of Frankenstein.
      Referencing the book by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. The story is about Doctor Frankenstein who creates a living being out of the parts of dead people.

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