The Twilight Zone

Season 4 Episode 3

Valley of the Shadow

4
Aired Unknown Jan 17, 1963 on CBS
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A reporter finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things.

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  • A very enjoyable and clever episode.

    9.5
    I like watching the Twilight Zone episodes because they occasionally contain material that is used in modern day TV shows and/or movies. This episode blew me away because it indeed contains the precursors to transporter, force field, and replication technology, as well as time manipulation. Although the sound effects certainly show their age, the basic concepts are seemingly ahead of their time.



    The show was well written too, since it had me guessing what was going to happen next almost the entire time. At first, I thought the romantic scene was a bit too much, but once the true meaning of the romance became apparent later in the episode, it was certainly needed for the whole effect. Of course, most of Charles Beaumont's work was excellent this way.



    I enjoyed seeing a young James Doohan (best known to Star Trek fans as Montgomery Scott aka "Scotty") play a small part in the episode, minus the famous Scottish accent. Amazing coincidence that he plays a role in this episode containing so many Star Trek type technologies.moreless

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    • Closing Narration
      Narrator: "You've seen them. Little towns, tucked away far from the main roads. You've seen them, but have you thought about them? Have you wondered what the people do in such places, why they stay? Philipn Redfield thinks about them now and he wonders, but only very late at night, when he's between wakefulness and sleep--in the Twilight Zone."

    • Opening Narration
      Narrator: "You've seen them. Little towns, tucked away far from the main roads. You've seen them, but have you thought about them? What do the people in these places do? Why do the stay? Philip Redfield never thought about them. If his dog hadn't gone after that cat, he would have driven through Peaceful Valley and put it out of his mind forever. But he can't do that now, because whether he knows it or not his friend's shortcut has led him right into the capital of the Twilight Zone."

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