Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S4 E14: Of Late I Think of Cliffordville

Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S4 E14: Of Late I Think of Cliffordville

Ahhhhh. I would watch this episode just for Julie Newmar. She is great as Miss Devlin - yes, you can probably work out who she works for with a name like that - and when she smiles and laughs she just lights up the screen. Awesome.

What makes it even better is that it once again shows the folly of the time traveller. Old bozo William J. Feathersmith has everything in the world and he's just fleeced yet another old rich person. But he's still not happy. So, having been approached by Miss Devlin, who sells the home truths about his position, he is transported back in time, so that he can make even more money with his knowledge of the future.

Of course, if you aren't completely prepared for your travelling through time there are things you will forget - and when making a deal with a person of no morals you will also probably find you have been cheated. Of course by the time Feathersmith works all of this out he's in danger of being stranded with nothing, so he makes a final deal to return to his present time, but a present time based on what he has now changed in the past.

While it not be a perfect scenario, it is pleasant enough to be watched, and with that twist that the Twilight Zone can always manage to provide.

Rating: Be careful not to have all your eggs in one basket.  4/5

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