Saturday, July 28, 2012
Time Enough at Last
We were reviewing old TWILIGHT ZONE episodes as we walked the other night and probably ALFRED HITCHCOCK got mixed in too and it occurred to us (and probably lots of others too) that if the protagonist wanted anything on some of the more moralistic episodes--like to be pretty, smart, to write a best seller or to read books all day long, he/she were bound to get slapped in the face for it.
Was the show as punitive as it seems in retrospect? Did a lot of episodes mete out punishment for pretty mundane and harmless desires or ambitions or do we only remember those? For instance in the episode with Burgess Meredith, Time Enough at Last, he just wants the time to read. Why must he be punished for that?