episode #40 - A Thing About Machines

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episode #40 - A Thing About Machines

Post  BoG on Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:02 pm

Air Date: 10/28/60 Idea  Writer: Rod Serling  Idea  Director: David Orrick McDearmon

A much earlier version of Stephen King's "Trucks" a.k.a. Maximum Overdrive (1986), though it seems to focus on just one cranky individual. BoG's Score: 5.5 out of 10; From Buzzfeed's rundown of all the episodes (ranked only #110 out of 156 episodes):
A downside of our technological advances is that all of the older sci-fi based on a collective distrust of gadgets is now laughably antiquated. And “A Thing About Machines” — with stuffy Bartlett Finchley’s electric razor rising up like a snake to attack him — is especially so. He does die, though, leaving the audience wondering if it was his fear that did him in, or the thing he was afraid of.
Trivia From the Zone: see also the older "Killdozer" by Theodore Sturgeon; Barney Phillips, who plays an opinionated TV repairman in this one, also appeared in the great TZ episode Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, as the counter man.
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