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Old 2nd January 2012, 07:12 PM
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Default Season 5, Episode 2: Steel

Season 5, Episode 2: Steel

Airdate: 04/10/1963
Writer: Richard Matheson
Director: Don Weis
Starring: Lee Marvin

In the near future boxing has been outlawed and is performed by mechanical robots. To replace his broken client, the manager decides to enter the ring and replace him.

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Lee Marvin is wonderful (as ever!) in this.

When Hollywood remade it with Hugh Bloody Jackman of all people in the Lee Marvin part, I was angered and saddened.
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I don't think Lee Marvin was born, I think he was sculpted out of granite! If anyone could take a pounding from a robot it'd be him.

No twists or unexplained elements in this, so quite un-Twilight Zone in that respect. But a great tale of people plugging away at something that they probably should have quit years ago because it's all they know. I really like the look of the robots too.
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I haven't gotten round to season 5 yet but has anyone seen Reel Steel, the recent film adaptation of this, also based on Matheson's story? How does it compare to the Twilight Zone episode?
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Old 16th February 2012, 08:36 PM
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I haven't gotten round to season 5 yet but has anyone seen Reel Steel, the recent film adaptation of this, also based on Matheson's story? How does it compare to the Twilight Zone episode?
Haven't gotten around to Real Steel yet, but everyone I know who's seen it seems to really like it, so I'm quite looking forward to it.
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Old 17th February 2012, 04:55 AM
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Hugh Jackman makes me sad though!

I really like him in real life - he comes across as a top guy in interviews, but once he attempts to act....bleurgh!
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