Cult Labs

Go Back   Cult Labs > Entertainment > Television > The Twilight Zone: Official UK Forum > The Original 1960s Show > Twilight Zone (1960s) Season Two In-Depth Episode Guide


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6th June 2011, 12:33 PM
TwilightZoneTom@Cult Labs's Avatar
Twilight Zone Co-ordinator
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Default Season 2, Episode 25: The Silence

Season 2, Episode 25: The Silence


Airdate: 28/04/61
Writer: Rod Serling
Director: Boris Sagal
Starring: Liam Sullivan

Aristocratic Archie Taylor just wants to relax at his men's club, but fellow member Jamie Tennyson's incessant chatter disturbs his peace. Taylor offers him a half million dollar wager to remain silent for a year in the basement of the club. What lengths will one man take to go quiet.

Post your thoughts, reviews and comments about the episode and/or BD & DVD release for The Silence here!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28th June 2011, 06:50 PM
TwilightZoneTom@Cult Labs's Avatar
Twilight Zone Co-ordinator
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Default

I adore this ep. Love the gentlemen's club setting and the nice simple set-up. In the end everyone shows their true colours. Brilliant.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th September 2011, 08:47 PM
fail:safe's Avatar
Cultist
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default

I liked this one, but I didn't love it. After some consideration I realised that for me it was the lack of a "fantastic" element. Everything was there to make it high quality- top acting, good premise atmospheric style and a nice pay off. But IMO there didn't seem to be anything there to make it twilight zone material.

If I'd seen this a part of a non fantastical tv series I think it would have made more of an impact.

Still enjoyed it though.

F:S
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 9th November 2011, 10:58 PM
iluvdvds@Cult Labs's Avatar
Competitions Moderator
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norwich, UK
Blog Entries: 14
Default

I think F:S is onto something - this episode isn't exactly what you'd expect from the show, no time-traveling, no aliens, etc, instead its a much more realistic episode. I thought it worked really well and the 'twist' at the end was very nice indeed.

How much money would it take for you to not say a word for a whole year? Personally, I think I could do it for...5 million.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13th August 2012, 01:08 PM
Beyond72's Avatar
Cultist on the Rampage
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iluvdvds@Cult Labs View Post
I think F:S is onto something - this episode isn't exactly what you'd expect from the show, no time-traveling, no aliens, etc, :
That's been one of the nice surprises for me going through the original series. (Not so much this episode, although I really liked it.) But I was only expecting SF elements or twist endings, so I really enjoy it when the odd episode comes up with a little message about life, that makes you think about yours.
__________________
BEYOND HORROR DESIGN
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Like this? Share it using the links below!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Our goal is to keep Cult Labs friendly. If you feel discouraged from posting by certain members' behaviour then you can e-mail us in complete confidence.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All forum posts are contributed by members of the site; Cult Labs cannot take responsibility for all content posted on the site. If you have an issue with content posted on the site please click the 'report post' button.
Copyright © 2014 Cult Laboratories Ltd. All rights reserved.