Okay, Zoners, the partial schedule I posted last Friday for Syfy’s New Year’s Twilight Zone marathon was a big hit. But the full schedule is what Pedott would say we really need, right?
Happy to oblige. And unlike most wishes in the fifth dimension, this one is consequence-free …
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
6:00am — One for the Angels
6:30am — Mr. Denton on Doomsday
7:00am — The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
7:30am — Walking Distance
8:00am — Escape Clause
8:30am — Perchance to Dream
9:00am — Judgment Night
9:30am — And When The Sky Was Opened Read the rest of this entry
I have to admit, being a fan of the Syfy Channel’s biannual Twilight Zone marathon has been a bit nerve-wracking lately.
Every New Year’s and Fourth of July, there they were, serving up a generous helping of our favorite show. The only question was what episodes they’d show and when it would start. When, not if.
Some line-ups were better than others (the every-episode-in-order one that ushered in 2016 was particularly well-received). And yes, in 2011 they celebrated the Fourth of July with a slate of “Greatest American Hero” episodes. But for the next few years, they didn’t miss.
Until last Fourth of July rolled around, and Syfy delivered a roster of “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies. Um, fireworks and Freddy Krueger? At least the “Greatest American Hero” made thematic sense!
True, a station named “Decades” stepped into the breach with an all-day Zone-a-thon. Much appreciated, to be sure, but — for now, at least — they don’t have the reach of Syfy. Most fans couldn’t tune in.
So when Syfy announced earlier this month that they were indeed hosting a New Year’s marathon, it was welcome news to a lot of Zone fanatics. Um, Zone-y-acs? Read the rest of this entry