The Twilight Zone by Egantx7

Champion(s):

LaudermithM


Runner(s)-Up:

BarrientosB
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Quiz Description

A quiet moment for a tired person to sit down at their computer hooked up to a "world wide web", and try their hand at another 12 question quiz concocted by some know-it-all trying to prove how much he knows. It is 2015 ... the future. But this quiz is different, and the player will soon find themselves on a journey as long as infinity to a fifth dimension ... a place which lies between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. for this quiz comes from a land whose boundaries are that of imagination ... a land that occupies a small corner of ... The Twilight Zone.

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Questions:

The Twilight Zone had three incarnations, but only in its first and third incarnations did the series have an opening narrator. Series creator Rod Serling narrated the original series. Which future Oscar winning actor narrated the third incarnation which appeared in 2002 on UPN?

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Forrest Whitaker

This actor is one of two to have been the primary star of four different episodes: "Printer's Devil", "The Obsolete Man", and most famously for "Mr. Dingle the Strong" and "Time Enough at Last" where he plays a voracious reader, pleased to see the world destroyed and quiet so that he can read in peace until his only pair of glasses breaks. Identify this actor who voiced Globulus in 1987's G.I. Joe: The Movie and played Mickey in the Rocky franchise. He also narrated 1983's The Twilight Zone: The Movie.

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Burgess Meredith

This is the other actor to star in four episodes: "A Passage for Trumpet", "A Game of Pool", "Death Ship", and "In Praise of Pip". This man is on the short list of actors to appear in over 100 episodes of two different series, one a Neil Simon inspired show opposite Tony Randall, and the other a medical/criminal procedural show based loosely on Dr. Thomas Noguchi, the controversial medical examiner for L.A. County. Name this actor who is likely best known for playing Oscar Madison (on television) and Dr. R. Quincy, M.E, as well as for playing Juror #5 in the 1957 version of 12 Angry Men

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Jack Klugman

The episode "I Sing the Body Electric" is notable for a number of reasons: it was the 100th episode of the series, and it was one of only four episodes that saw Rod Serling deliver a mid-episode narration. Perhaps most importantly, this is the only episode of the series to be written by this grand master of science fiction. Identify this writer whose most famous book dealt with how the media (television in particular) had become a barrier to reading, but would go on to narrate his own science fiction anthology series from 1985-92. He also wrote a collection of stories that traditionally ends with "There Will Come Soft Rains" and "The Million-Year Picnic".

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Ray Bradbury

The episode "The Night of the Meek" features former Ed Norton and future Oscar winner Art Carney, as an unemployed drunk who, in this episode, wears a costume associated with what fictional figure?

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Santa Claus

The episode "The Passerby" is set in front of the house of Lavinia Godwin who spends the episode watching shellshocked soldiers wandering down a road. Eventually her dead husband wanders down the road, confirming that Lavinia and all of the soldiers are dead, walking the road to the afterlife. Lavinia refuses to believe this and breaks down in the middle of the road, refusing to follow her husband. Which man, the last to walk down the road, comforts her in her grief and encourages her to join her husband.

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Abraham Lincoln

Name both actors The episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" tells of a nervous airline passenger who sees a creature on the wing of the airplane, and his futile attempts to alert the crew. Originally broadcast in 1963, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" was adapted as one of the four parts of the 1983 film. Name the two actors who played the nervous passenger (in 1963 and 1983). One of them became the star of a hit 1990s NBC comedy, and when the other appeared as a guest star, their characters met at an airport, both enthusiastically recalling seeing something on the wing of an airplane once.

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William Shatner and John Lithgow

The episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" features (spoiler alert) five characters trying to escape from an enclosure. It turns out that the characters are really toys (dolls) in a donation bin for an orphanage. Name any one of the costumes the toys (dolls) were dressed in (we'll be lenient, but "doll" ain't going to cut it).

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clown, hobo, ballet dancer, bagpipe player, army major

"The Encounter" is one of only five episodes that was not released for syndication, and the only one not released because of authorship issues. The episode stars Neville Brand as a depressed World War II vet locked in an attic with a young Japanese man, and a cursed samurai sword which eventually claims both of their lives. The episode was eventually banned from running in the U.S. because of how the young man was portrayed (as the son of a man who spied on Pearl Harbor). Name the actor who played the young man, currently seen on Broadway in the musical Allegiance, a show loosely based on his and his family's World War II experience.

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George Takei

The last episode of the show to be produced was the most unique in that only Rod Serling's opening and closing narration were produced by the studio. This episode was a short French film, La rivière du hibou, that won the Oscar and Palme d'Or for live action short. Though a French film, the story is set during the U.S. Civil War. Based on an Ambrose Bierce short story, name this episode (which shares its name with the Bierce short story) which sees a Confederate saboteur escape from his hanging under a railroad bridge to his family's waiting arms ... or so he thinks.

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

The 1985 version of The Twilight Zone started as a more adult show, and when CBS suddenly shifted it to an earlier time slot, it caused problems when adult content was shown in prime time. This led CBS to halt production on one episode mid-shoot, which was to be this writer's directorial debut (and likely resulted in him melting down through the core of the planet). This man got a special credit at the end of The Terminator after settling out of court on a lawsuit claiming that the film borrowed heavily from his stories "Soldier" and "Demon With a Glass Hand". Name this litigious, moody writer who wrote the classic Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" and the short story of a vengeful computer "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream".

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Harlan Ellison

This man earned his first professional credit directing the segment "Eyes" in the pilot episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, his follow up to The Twilight Zone. In 1983, this man would not only co-produce The Twilight Zone: The Movie, but would direct the segment based on the episode "Kick the Can" about residents of a retirement home literally returning to their youth with the help of a children's game. Identify this film director who would develop his own short lived TV anthology series, Amazing Stories (he was also executive producer of 2011's Real Steel, which was an adaptation of The Twilight Zone's episode "Steel". (edited at 8:18 am, December 6, 2015 (MST))

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Steven Spielberg