Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S1 E10: Judgment Night
This is one of my top five episodes of this series. It is stories like this that make the Twilight Zone the series that it is. It keeps you guessing all the way through. The writing and the performances of the actors give nothing away, and even though you can piece together the story, it doesn't detract from the way it is played out to you.
Carl Lanser is on board the S.S. Queen of Glasgow, yet he is troubled. He cannot remember how he got on board, or who he is. He is disoriented, and yet he can almost touch on memories that are just out of reach. Something is not right, something is askew. And yet he cannot fathom what it is.
Little by little things come back to him, and the impending feeling of doom grips his conscious as he fights to gain full recall before it is too late.
I love this episode. I love the way Rod Serling uses the Twilight Zone to offer judgement and punishment for the evil men in the world in his own perfect ways. This episode highlights the best aspects of that.
Rating: 1.15am approaches. 5/5