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From start to finish, the Twilight Zone remains one of the most compelling series in television history. In honor of the show, Brandon (of Apathetic Enthusiasm) and a variety of guests, both regular and special, watch the series from start to finish and discuss the characters, themes, and ideas Rod Serling brought to the screen. Submitted for Your Approval, we present to you, a Twilight Zone podcast.

Submitted For Your Approval - A Twilight Zone Podcast Apathetic Enthusiasm

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From start to finish, the Twilight Zone remains one of the most compelling series in television history. In honor of the show, Brandon (of Apathetic Enthusiasm) and a variety of guests, both regular and special, watch the series from start to finish and discuss the characters, themes, and ideas Rod Serling brought to the screen. Submitted for Your Approval, we present to you, a Twilight Zone podcast.

    S3E21: Kick the Can

    S3E21: Kick the Can

    Let’s get our best friends and play Kick the Can on a new episode of the podcast with my best friend Matt Sizemore!!!



    Matt is back on the show for the 4th or 5th time… I lost count, it’s fine. Always a joy and always a blast to talk to. Follow him at the links below!



    Twitter: @souporsizemore

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattsizemoreKIVITV/

    Web: https://www.kivitv.com/matt-sizemore

    Other: http://linkedin.com/in/matthew-sizemore-ab635b1a



    Now, on to the show!

    SHOW NOTES – Kick the Can



    Show Info



    Originally aired: 2/9/1962

    Starring:



    Ernest Truex as Charles Whitley

    Russell Collins as Ben Conroy





    Directed by: Lamont Johnson (Directed other episodes? Yes)

    Teleplay by: George Clayton Johnson (Wrote other episodes? Yes)







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * You: old folks home gets a shot of youth when an oldy but goody remembers what kids are like

    * Me: Oh, grow up… wait, wait, I don’t have to?! NOoOoOoOoOo!

    * IMDB: An old man living in a rest home thinks he’s found the secret of youth in children’s games.



    Discussion:



    Initial thoughts



    Favorite episode that he’s watched





    Stray Observations



    Who is more likely of us to believe in magic?

    Best friends

    Nostalgia





    What do you rate the episode?



    3.5 old people

    3.5 old people







    Choose your Own Endventure



    Matt – Scatman John makes an appearance, change the episode title to “Scatcan John”

    Brandon – He gets arrested, episode title changed to “Kick the Manslaughter” or “Kick the Canslaughter”



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    • 51 min
    S3E20: Showdown with Rance McGrew

    S3E20: Showdown with Rance McGrew

    Fellow podcaster extraordinaire Gerald joins the show this week to cover the comedic stylings of Showdown with Rance McGrew!



    Long time friend and fellow podcaster, Gerald is an absolute joy to hang out with! You can find him and his multitude of shows on Twitter and Facebook!



    Twitter: TwoPeasOnaPod

    Facebook



    SHOW NOTES – Showdown with Rance McGrew



    Show Info



    Originally aired: 2/2/1962

    Starring:



    Larry Blyden as Rance McGrew

    Robert Kline as Jesse James





    Directed by: Christian Nyby (Directed other episodes? Yeah, Cavender is Coming)

    Teleplay by: Story by Frederic L. Fox 







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * You: a spoiled and pretentious western start gets a taste of the real old west with 

    * Me: If you’re gonna make biopics, at least make them accurate

    * IMDB: The star of a Western TV series suddenly finds himself transported back in time to the real Wild West, and face-to-face with the real Jesse James.



    Discussion:



    Initial thoughts



    Funny, actually pretty funny

    The mirror

    Whiskey bottle

    Glass in mouth





    7 year old son

    Jarring twist

    Stray Observations

    What do you rate the episode?



    6/10 

    7/10







    Choose your Own Endventure



    Gerald – James and mcgrew and actually have a showdown. McGrew is stuck in the mirror watching 

    Brandon – cancelled



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    • 32 min
    S3E19: The Hunt

    S3E19: The Hunt

    Long time supporter of the podcasts, Tyler Tigno, joins me to discuss the heaven and hell-filled episode, “The Hunt”!



    Tyler is a long time listener of my shows and is a wonderful supporter. I was glad he could join me! I’m happy to announce that he is hosting a Married with Children podcast as well! Go and check him out:



    Twitter: Tylertigno

    Email: tignoty22@gmail.com 

    Facebook.com/themarriedwithchildrenpodcast



    SHOW NOTES – The Hunt



    Show Info



    Originally aired: 1962-01-26

    Starring:



    Arthur Hunnicutt as Hyder Simpson

    Jeanette Nolan as Rachel Simpson





    Directed by: Harold Schuster ()

    Written by: Earl Hamner, Jr (Yeah)







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * Me: Never cross a racoon

    * You: Why the hell don’t all dogs go to heaven?

    * IMDB: Upon returning from a coon hunt, Hyder Simpson discovers that no one can see or hear him because he has passed on.



    Discussion:



    Initial thoughts



    Love Rural Setting compared to military/urban life/interpersonal life



    Nature based 





    First time seeing

    Religion



    Christianity, Catholicism, The Waltons









    Stray Observations

    What do you rate the episode?



    Him 5/5 coon skin hats

    Me ⅘ coon skin hats







    Choose your Own Endventure



    Tyler – that was st Peter and he chose to walk the eternity, and then Rachel shows up calling for Hyder. Walking eternity together 

    Brandon – Heaven was actually Hell, and Hell is actually just a really bureaucratic mess



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    S3E18: Dead Man's Shoes

    S3E18: Dead Man's Shoes

    Fellow Twilight Zone podcasters Ana and Dan walk a mile in the Season 3 body swapping episode, “Dead Man’s Shoes”!



    On their podcast, Between Science and Superstition, Ana and Dan watch every episode of The Twilight Zone! Connect with them as they watch and cover the philosophy, themes, and behind the scenes. Lately, they’ve also started covering recent movies, as well as writing essays on things like the General Mills Monster Cereals.

    Go check them out here:







    Twitter: @BSASpod

    Facebook: facebook.com/BetweenScienceAndSuperstition

    Web: BSASpod.com

    Email: BSASpod@gmail.com







    SHOW NOTES – Dead Man’s Shoes



    Show Info



    Originally aired: 1962-01-19

    Starring:



    Warren Stevens as Nathan Bledsoe

    Richard Devon as Bernie Dagget

    Florence Marley as Dagget’s Woman





    Directed by: Montgomery Pittman (Yes, 5)

    Written by: Charles Beaumont (Yeah, for sure)







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * You: A homeless man is forced to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes

    * Me: Shoes don’t make a man, but possessed shoes will get you killed

    * IMDB: A homeless man takes the shoes of a dead gangster and steps into his life.



    Discussion:



    Initial thoughts



    Wish they’d play with the concept a little more – taking control of people’s body



    Jumanji





    Anaa – Liked it more than him

    The Four of Us are DYing

    Starts off as kind of a goofy bit… slow to change

    Smelly

    Warren Stevens’ ability to change on the fly





    Body Swapping in pop culture



    Rick and Morty

    Fallen with Denzel Washington





    Stray Observations



    Poor Nathan… losing his agency because of a revenge tale…





    What do you rate the episode?



    Ana and Dan Size 7 out 10

    7/10 Brandon







    Choose your Own Endventure







    Guests 



    Dan – continue with failing… homeless superstition, then a thrift store

    Ana – dagget perspective continuing his paranoia





    Brandon – Bernie takes the shoes off and becomes Nathan… rewarding both men in a twisted way. OR Bernie gets killed and his shoes are possessed. Eventually the final battle after 2 seasons, the shoes fatally maim one another and die slowly, acknowledging that they could’ve done so much more good in the world if they’d only walked the same path







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    • 1 hr 2 min
    S3E17: One More Pallbearer

    S3E17: One More Pallbearer

    Travis Menard stops in again to apologize to me for everything he’s done wrong and to cover the Season 3 episode, “One More Pallbearer”!



    Travis is currently the second fiddle to Brandon on the Apathetic Enthusiasm Podcast and Interdimensional RSS: The Unofficial Rick and Morty Podcast. He’s a pretty cool dude, overall… Brandon likes him well-enough.

    Go check him out on Twitter at Jugglemeno!

    SHOW NOTES – One More Pallbearer



    Show Info



    Originally aired: January 12, 1961

    Starring:



    Joseph Wiseman as Paul Radin

    Trevor Bardette as Colonel Hawthorne

    Katherine Squire as Mrs. Langford





    Directed by: Lamont Johnson

    Teleplay by: Rod Serling







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * You: a scorned millionaire devotes his riches to one more gotcha on the villains of his past

    * Me: A man learns to fall in love with One Republic, and realizes for some It’s too late to apologize

    * IMDB: Wealthy Paul Radin tries to get three people from his past to apologize to him by offering them shelter from a staged and phony nuclear war scenario



    Discussion:



    What are your initial thoughts?



    The Ending jumped around too much

    * No real hint of the twist throughout the episode

    * The theme of honor and standing true to your convictions





     Stray Observations



    Was the whole thing a psychotic break?





    What do you rate the episode?



    2 pallbearers out of 4

    2.5 pallbearers out of 4







    Choose your Own Endventure



    Traivs – Include 1 or all 3 of the individuals in the street at the end to make it known that it wasn’t ALL a dream

    Brandon – 1 or all 3 of the individuals come and kick the crap out of him but all he sees are giant, radioactive rats kicking him



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    • 1 hr
    S3E16: Nothing in the Dark

    S3E16: Nothing in the Dark

    The wonderful Kristen Lopez joins the show this week to discuss the wanting to die in the arms of Robert Redford in, “Nothing in the Dark”!



    Kristen is currently an @IndieWire TV Editor who’s been writing for nearly 15 years. She’s been published in Roger Ebert, Forbes, and in Variety. She’s a big classic film fan and 1/3 of the classic film podcast Ticklish Business! 

    She is a delightful guest and it was an honor to have her on!

    To get a hold of her you can do one of the following ways!







    Twitter: @Journeys_Film

    * Her podcast, Ticklish Business!

    * Email:  kristen.lopez8@gmail.com







    SHOW NOTES – Nothing in the Dark



    Show Info



    Originally aired: January 2nd, 1961

    Starring:



    Robert Redford as Harold Beldon

    Gladys Cooper as Wanda Dunn





    Directed by: Lamont Johnson

    Teleplay by: George Clayton Johnson







    You, Me, and IMDB Synopses:



    * You: A sexy guy masquerades as death OR an old woman has to make a choice when a wounded police officer shows up at her door.

    * Me: You keep on knockin but you can’t come in… death

    * IMDB: An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he?



    Discussion:



    What are your initial thoughts?



    Death is a comforting figure

    Interest in filmmaking

    Meta



    Singing in the rain





    Women in media





     Stray Observations



    “Mother” – why does he say this?      





    What do you rate the episode?



    ⅗ redfords

    3.5/5 Redfords… the .5 is an old Redford







    Choose your Own Endventure



    Kristen – go out on the town and restaurant… things we can’t do. Cheeseburger and fries, and separate shakes

    Brandon – A Meet Joe Black prequel



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    • 56 min

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I am working my way through the Twilight Zone from the beginning and listening to the three main TWZ podcasts. I really enjoy the discussions they have on this one - they get pretty deep and bring up some really thought provoking ideas. Keep up the good work!

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