Tales from the Darkside

Season 2 Episode 1

The Impressionist

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 1985 on

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  • An impressionist tries to communicate with an alien life form.

    Sort of a condensed version of "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind", this is the story of a man's redemption and newfound purpose in life. The impressionist of the title is brought in to communicate with an alien. Obviously lonely and not really able to relate to other human beings (only 'mimicking' them), he finds meaning and purpose in being the first to communicate with another life form. A bit forced and almost corny at times, it is, none-the-less, an uplifting story. When the alien returns to take his new friend away, you just may have a tear in your eye. Sweet.