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Podcast host Matt Hurt (Obsessive Viewer Podcasts) loves science fiction. Yet, he has never seen The Twilight Zone. Anthology is his attempt to rectify that and broaden his sci-fi horizons. Join him as each week, Matt shares his first impressions, analysis, and overall thoughts on episodes of Rod Serling’s iconic series in chronological order. He also pairs each review with a non-spoiler review of an episode of Science Fiction Theatre, a sci-fi anthology series hosted by Truman Bradley from 1955.

In bonus episode series, Matt covers each episode of modern sci-fi anthology series such as Black Mirror, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Hulu’s Dimension 404, and (of course) CBS All-Access’ modern revival of The Twilight Zone produced and hosted by Jordan Peele.

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    • 4.3 • 45 Ratings

Podcast host Matt Hurt (Obsessive Viewer Podcasts) loves science fiction. Yet, he has never seen The Twilight Zone. Anthology is his attempt to rectify that and broaden his sci-fi horizons. Join him as each week, Matt shares his first impressions, analysis, and overall thoughts on episodes of Rod Serling’s iconic series in chronological order. He also pairs each review with a non-spoiler review of an episode of Science Fiction Theatre, a sci-fi anthology series hosted by Truman Bradley from 1955.

In bonus episode series, Matt covers each episode of modern sci-fi anthology series such as Black Mirror, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Hulu’s Dimension 404, and (of course) CBS All-Access’ modern revival of The Twilight Zone produced and hosted by Jordan Peele.

Proudly presented by ObsessiveViewer.com.

    105 - In His Image (Twilight Zone S04E01) + When a Camera Fails (Science Fiction Theatre S02E05)

    105 - In His Image (Twilight Zone S04E01) + When a Camera Fails (Science Fiction Theatre S02E05)

    This week, I review episode 1 from The Twilight Zone’s fourth season: In His Image. I also share my thoughts on episode 5 of Science Fiction Theatre’s second season, When a Camera Fails in a brief spoiler-free bonus review.
    Timestamps
    Intro - 00:25 
    Housekeeping - 02:16 From the World of Fiction and Science - 06:56 In His Image - 18:48 When a Camera Fails (Science Fiction Theatre) - 1:44:43  Outro - 2:00:55
     
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    Matt: ElectroVoice RE20 into RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.3.4)  
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    106 – The Thirty-Fathom Grave (Twilight Zone S04E02) + Bullet Proof (Science Fiction Theatre S02E06)

    • 2 hr 4 min
    104 - The Rack (United States Steel Hour S02E16) + The Rack (1956) with Anthony “Tiny” Ramion (The Obsessive Viewer and Tower Junkies Podcasts)

    104 - The Rack (United States Steel Hour S02E16) + The Rack (1956) with Anthony “Tiny” Ramion (The Obsessive Viewer and Tower Junkies Podcasts)

    In this final between the seasons ep before starting season 4, I welcome back my podcast partner and dear friend Tiny to review the 1956 Paul Newman film The Rack, which was adapted from a Rod Serling teleplay from a 1955 episode of The United States Steel Hour (which I also review in this episode).
    Timestamps
    Intro - 00:26
    From the World of Fiction and Science - 02:43 The Rack (United States Steel Hour) - 07:34 Introducing Tiny - 22:50 The Rack (1956) - 32:58 Outro - 1:05:24
     
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    Matt: ElectroVoice RE20 into RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.3.4) Tiny: Samson Q2U via USB in Google Meet  
    Episode Homepage: AnthologyPod.com/104  
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    105 - In His Image (Twilight Zone S04E01) + When a Camera Fails (Science Fiction Theatre S02E05)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    103 - Actors in The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits with Victor Gamboa (The Outer Limits Podcast)

    103 - Actors in The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits with Victor Gamboa (The Outer Limits Podcast)

    In this special between seasons episode, Matt welcomes Victor Gamboa from The Outer Limits Podcast for a discussion about actors who appeared in both The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits!We also talk a little bit about Dune: Part Two and the 2024 Solar Eclipse.
    Timestamps
    Intro - 00:35
    Introducing Victor - 01:26 From the World of Fiction and Science - 08:50 The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits - 17:30 Actors #10 - #6 - 22:52 Actors #5 - #1 - 50:11 Closing the Ep - 1:28:18 Outro - 1:32:24
     
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    Matt: ElectroVoice RE20 into RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.3.4) Victor: RØDE Procaster into RØDEcaster Pro I Episode Homepage: AnthologyPod.com/103
     
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    104 - The Rack (United States Steel Hour S02E16) + The Rack (1956) with Anthony “Tiny” Ramion (The Obsessive Viewer and Tower Junkies Podcasts)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    102 - The Twilight Zone Season 3 Review with Brandon Cruz (Submitted For Your Approval Podcast)

    102 - The Twilight Zone Season 3 Review with Brandon Cruz (Submitted For Your Approval Podcast)

    In this special season wrap-up episode, Matt welcomes back Brandon Cruz from Submitted for Your Approval – A Twilight Zone Podcast to discuss and reflect on season 3 of the show and cover their favorite and least favorite episodes and moments.
    Timestamps
    Intro – 00:22
    Chat with Brandon - 01:18 From the World of Fiction and Science – 19:30 TZ Season 3 Review – 27:00 Looking Ahead to TZ Season 4 – 1:34:25 Outro – 1:41:50
     
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    Mic Info
    Matt: ElectroVoice RE20 into RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.3.4) Brandon: RØDE Podmic into RØDEcaster Pro II  
    Episode Homepage: AnthologyPod.com/102
     
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    103 – The Outer Limits Podcast Crossover - Actors in The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits with Victor Gamboa (The Outer Limits Podcast)

    • 1 hr 49 min
    101 - The Changing of the Guard (The Twilight Zone S03E37) + The Green Bomb (Science Fiction Theatre S02E04)

    101 - The Changing of the Guard (The Twilight Zone S03E37) + The Green Bomb (Science Fiction Theatre S02E04)

    This week, I review of episode 37 from The Twilight Zone’s third season: The Changing of the Guard. I also share my thoughts on episode 4 of Science Fiction Theatre’s second season, The Green Bomb in a brief spoiler-free bonus review.
     
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    Timestamps
     
    Intro – 00:25
     
    From the World of Fiction and Science - 04:15
    The Changing of the Guard - 20:53
    The Green Bomb (Science Fiction Theatre) - 1:08:53
     
    Outro – 1:20:22
     
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    Science Fiction Theatre: The Green Bomb
    Black Mirror Episodes Ranked - Letterboxd
    My Top 25 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies - Letterboxd
    My Work From Home TZ Marathon Twitter Thread
    My Twilight Zone Marathon Tweets
     
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    Mic Info
    ElectroVoice RE20
    RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.2.2)
    Processing: High Pass Filter, DeEsser, Compressor, and Master Compellor enabled
    Recorded in the Living Room
     
    Episode Homepage: http://www.anthologypod.com/101

    • 1 hr 27 min
    100 - Cavender Is Coming (The Twilight Zone S03E36) + Who is this Man? (Science Fiction Theatre S02E03)

    100 - Cavender Is Coming (The Twilight Zone S03E36) + Who is this Man? (Science Fiction Theatre S02E03)

    This week, I review of episode 36 from The Twilight Zone’s third season: Cavender is Coming. I also share my thoughts on episode 3 of Science Fiction Theatre’s second season, Who is this Man? in a brief spoiler-free bonus review.
     
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    Timestamps
     
    Intro – 00:25
     
    From the World of Fiction and Science - 04:46
    Cavender is Coming - 13:19
    Who is this Man? (Science Fiction Theatre) - 1:06:17
     
    Outro – 1:16:21
     
    Related Links
     
    Science Fiction Theatre: Who is this Man?
    Black Mirror Episodes Ranked - Letterboxd
    My Top 25 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies - Letterboxd
    My Work From Home TZ Marathon Twitter Thread
    My Twilight Zone Marathon Tweets
     
    Official Anthology Merch - Buy an Anthology shirt and support the show!
    My Letterboxd Profile
    Obsessive Viewer - Our weekly movie and TV discussion and review podcast
    Obsessive Viewer Presents: Tower Junkies - Our spinoff podcast dedicated to Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower and related topics.
     
    Where to Find Anthology
     
    Facebook: AnthologyPod - Like Anthology on Facebook
    Twitter: @OVAnthologyPod - Tweet me your thoughts on the show
    Anthology’s Full Episode Archive
    Anthology’s Main Feed Archive
    Anthology’s Bonus Episode Archive
    Anthology’s RSS Feed
     
    Mic Info
    ElectroVoice RE20
    RØDEcaster Pro II (Firmware: 1.1.4)
    Processing: High Pass Filter, DeEsser, Compressor, and Master Compellor enabled
    Recorded in the Living Room
     
    Episode Homepage: http://www.anthologypod.com/100

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Mr. M88 ,

Thoughtful Stuff

Discovered this looking for Black Mirror recaps, and have enjoyed the handful of eps I’ve heard. I’m also a Twilight Zone fan as it turns out, so looking forward to listening Matt’s TZ rundowns after I finish with the Black Mirror bonus eps.

Thisotherguytoo ,

Great concept Poor execution

Great concept, bad execution.
Host gets too worried about ‘bonus reviews’. Season one of the Twilight Zone had 36 episodes, season two 29. Half of the podcast episodes through season two of the podcast review are bonus reviews, not counting the bonus reviews at the end of regular episodes. Eventually, turned into a frame by frame description of whatever show is being reviewed.
There are times the opening and/or closing narration has been inserted into the podcast, after it has been played the host stumbles through reading it back. (Why? We just heard it!)
Host ‘umms’ and ‘ahhs’ his way through episodes. There is also a lot of ‘oh I should know this…’ makes me think there is not a lot of preparation and no editing. Multiple episodes he says “I’ll have to edit that out” and it’s still in the episode.
Sounds to me like very little mixing or mastering.
Once again great concept but gets derailed very quickly.

Jake986050 ,

Love this

Great podcast, Matt does an excellent job!

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