Thursday, February 4, 2016

Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S1 E12: What You Need

Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S1 E12: What You Need

The good versus evil theme is revisited here. Certainly the evil is big time evil, with the character of Fred Renard being thoroughly nasty, and his bullying evil nature is one of those that Rod Serling takes great pleasure in making sure they get their comeuppance.

I also like the idea of the character of Pedott, who knows ‘what you need’. But no, it isn’t fame or fortune or anything so fanciful as that. They are small items that he passes on, with no immediate apparent reason for what they could be for. Of course, within a matter of minutes, a situation arises where they become completely useful, and Pedott’s mysterious character is justified. This obviously means that is someone discovers he can do these things that they will want to abuse it. And that is where the story meanders to.

Perhaps it doesn’t end as wonderfully as it could, but this doesn’t change what is a well presented story.

Rating: That leaky pen seems a bit convenient. 4/5

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