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Old 28th July 2011, 01:28 PM
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Default Season 1, Episode 13.1: Night of the Meek

Season 1, Episode 13.1: Night of the Meek

Airdate: December 20, 1985
Writer: Rockne S Obannon (Based on a Rod Serling Story)
Director: Martha Coolidge
Starring: Richard Mulligan

In this remake of the classic Twilight Zone episode of the same name, a drunk, out-of-work department store Santa finds a magic gift-giving bag and becomes a real-life Santa Claus.

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Old 29th July 2011, 07:38 AM
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I haven't seen the original version of this for probably about a decade or more; I skipped it when going through season 2 recently.

On its own merits I think this remake is a genuinley nice little Christmas story that works pretty well. Heart warming without being too schmaltzy.

I especially liked the scene where the girl with the bad glasses got a nice new pair of Dierdre Barlow glasses.
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Old 31st July 2011, 12:50 PM
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I enjoyed this one, just for seeing Burt out of Soap. Has William Atherton, who played the bad guy ever played any other part? He played that role in Ghostbusters and Die Hard and countless other 80's films. I look forward to seeing the original episode.
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