Friday, December 28, 2007

Geek Chic

It's coming... 2007 is winding down, which can only mean...

[insert drum rolls]

The SciFi Channel's day-long Twilight Zone marathon New Year's Eve into New Year's Day!


Of course, I'll be glued to the tube and will probably watch more TV than I normally do in a season, but it's so worth it. I mean, every ounce of my nerdism twitches when I hear the theme song!

My favorite Twilight Zone?

Though it's tough to say (I love so many of the episodes), I do have a special place for the one where Art Carney plays a drunk playing Santa... and of course, the one where Robert Redford plays Death is terrific, too... and we cannot forget about "Talking Tina", a disturbing tale indeed!

Oh, such delight!

I love being a geek!

So... what's your fave Twilight Zone episode? Or are you more of a Trekker?

(Better go polish my pocket protector and tape my broken inch-thick glasses...)


Beth said...

As a kid, I really loved the Twilight Zone, but I don't watch it at all anymore. I'm definitely a geek, I mean, I like Star Wars and weirdo TV shoes like Pushing Daisies, plus I'm a bookworm, but Twilight Zone, not so much.

I think my favorite was when all the appliances took over.

Mary Witzl said...

I watched Twilight Zone and Star Wars as a kid, but haven't seen either of these in decades. But as for being a geek, I don't think that anyone who has ever met me would dispute this. My sisters and I were serious nerds -- almost proud of it -- back before it was cool to be a nerd or a geek. Too bad we never had tee shirts, but we just weren't cool enough to organize this.

The Quoibler said...


Dear gawd... I can't remember the one where the appliances took over. Does that mean that I have to give back my "gal geek" badge of honor?!? :)




That made me laugh out loud about the tee shirts! Yeah, if you're organized to have a "clique" with shirts, you're not a geek.


Beth said...

You really don't remember it? The toaster takes over, the clock, all the appliances. It's an episode about how man is doing less and relying on machines to do more ... a "what if" scenario. As a kid who liked to fiddle with appliances, see what made them tick, it scared the bejeezus out of me.

Anonymous said...

I'll always remember the one where the dude had a stopwatch which stopped time. In the process of robbing a bank with everyone frozen, he broke it. Whoops, no more time for you!

Church Lady said...

I haven't watched either show in years, but LOVE them both!!! As soon as my kids are off the Gamecube, I'm going to see if TZ is on.


Happy New Year!!

The Quoibler said...


Okay -- I'm starting to remember that one now. I just watched the one called "To Serve Man". Around our house, we often burst into the phrase: "It's a cookbook!" Even my four-year-old is starting to do it! :)




The stopping of time has always disturbed me. As much as I sometimes dread how short time can seem, I wouldn't want it to just cease.



Kick 'em off the Gamecube. That thing's only rotting their brains. Introduce them to Mr. Rod Serling. Now THAT'S the stuff!

TIV: the individual voice said...

Star Trek New Year's Eve in this geek's house.

Mary Witzl said...

Having just read your comment, I suddenly remembered that episode entitled 'To Serve Man' -- all those people desperately trying to get a place on the alien ship, only to find out that they are mere alien fodder. I still remember how the aliens smiled their approval every time a rather corpulent person got on board. Ewww! Thanks for the memories, though: I remember my older sister frowning that the English verb 'serve' would not be translated both as 'to labor in behalf of' and 'to prepare as a dish of food.' I myself was more credulous and found it chillingly believable.