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Anyone here old enough to remember "Night Gallery"...the series that Rod Serling put together after "Twilight Zone"?..I just bought the complete first season, 20 episodes, and what a piece of eye candy it is!! :notworthy: . Serling was an absolutely brilliant writer/director. He once said that if he dropped his pencil on the floor he would find himself two weeks behind schedule. He could sure cull the best actors/actresses of the time, Joan Crawford, Roddy McDowell, Vincent Price..many of the episodes are still chilling, and a few along the way are either done tounge in cheek or in a humorous vein.

Its quite a bit different than the release of the first Night Stalker series. Thank God for Darrin McGavin. He absolutely makes it worth the watch. His sardonic humor counters very well the sometimes silly story lines. But again, to me, i remember as a much younger fellow, chomping at the bit for the one hour a week when Kolchak would set off to fight some kind of bizarre, evil entity...

it will always be a favorite of mine...

The Fourth Horseman..

"And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him." REV 6:8

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I remember "Night Gallery" very well. Where most of Serling's "Twilight Zone" stories were SciFi, "Night Gallery" tended more toward what I guess would be horror, but with the shocks kept mild enough for family television. I think that was where they excelled -- making a story horrifying by preying on the viewers imagination -- something like Hitchcock liked to do.

I thought having the original artwork as a introductory tool or prop for each story was a good touch. Some of those paintings wouldn't work well as bedroom wall hangings.

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I remember "Night Gallery" very well. Where most of Serling's "Twilight Zone" stories were SciFi, "Night Gallery" tended more toward what I guess would be horror, but with the shocks kept mild enough for family television. I think that was where they excelled -- making a story horrifying by preying on the viewers imagination -- something like Hitchcock liked to do.

I thought having the original artwork as a introductory tool or prop for each story was a good touch. Some of those paintings wouldn't work well as bedroom wall hangings.

absolutely...those painting were not something you could cozy up to...and his voice...what a great, great voice...as i said, some of the episodes, in particular, the schoolteacher who is teaching about the ancient ones, Cthulu, etc, then winds up as some kind of creature standing before the class is a bit hokey but for the most part they work, even today...and its good to see some old time actors who have passed in their heyday...

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"And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him." REV 6:8

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:bigsmile: I love night gallery there was an ep that i can't get out of mind of this girl who had a captured a monster in the ground and it became her only companion and she buried it, i for got what happened after that but some of those eps were amazin great show, does anyone know if came out on DVD or even VHS?
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:bigsmile: I love night gallery there was an ep that i can't get out of mind of this girl who had a captured a monster in the ground and it became her only companion and she buried it, i for got what happened after that but some of those eps were amazin great show, does anyone know if came out on DVD or even VHS?

I remember that show, I think the creature lived in a quarry or something- I seem to remember it as a short story first though, I can't remember if it was Richard Matheson?

the one I really remember is about the mermaid. The fisherman that caught it fell in love and got a potion to change it into a whole woman. but it back-fired.

Need a spoiler here or can you guess what happened?

All those shows were so haunting.

Was trying to search to find the author and ran into another old fav. Alcoa Presents One Step Beyond.

Now that's really going back! :ghost2:

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Night Gallery, what a show!!!!! i can still remember the adaptation of "the monkeys paw" episode, remember that one? that scared the hell out of me when i was a kid, i didnt even know that was out on dvd, well im off to best buy tomorrow:)

"Have I run too far to get home?"

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Rod Serling was a genius, hands down, way ahead of his time, hardly any episodes of twilight zone i didnt like, some were incredible but all were pretty good. remember the one where the bus gets stranded in the snow, all the passengers get off at a diner. the police come in to tell everyone a spacecraft landed nearby and one of the passengers may be an alien.......everyone files out at the end to get back on the bus except one guy who approaches clerk at the counter, then announces himself to be the alien from mars......the clerk smiles and tells the alien from mars he is too late that he is come to this planet from venus, then takes off his soda jerk hat to reveal a third eye in his forehead........i still remember how badly that scared me when i was a kid.....classic.

"Have I run too far to get home?"

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Rod Serling was a genius, hands down, way ahead of his time, hardly any episodes of twilight zone i didnt like, some were incredible but all were pretty good. remember the one where the bus gets stranded in the snow, all the passengers get off at a diner. the police come in to tell everyone a spacecraft landed nearby and one of the passengers may be an alien.......everyone files out at the end to get back on the bus except one guy who approaches clerk at the counter, then announces himself to be the alien from mars......the clerk smiles and tells the alien from mars he is too late that he is come to this planet from venus, then takes off his soda jerk hat to reveal a third eye in his forehead........i still remember how badly that scared me when i was a kid.....classic.
You sissy!!! thats all that scared you? Hell, remember the Alfred Hitchcock tv series? When he used to walk out and his shadow would fit right into the drawing on the wall at the beginning? I used to run in absolute horror every time i saw that shadow. Little did i know that my profile would today look very much like Hitchcock's back then..

"And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him." REV 6:8

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Night Gallery was awesome! i remember a epi. in which there was a painting and the painting would change as if the figure was getting close to the door........does this sound familiar?
Thats the pilot episode with Roddy Mcdowell...one of the best...

"And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him." REV 6:8

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