MikeBSG wrote:"Wordplay" was the New Twilight Zone episode with Robert Klein.
"Her Pilgrim Soul" was perhaps the best NTZ episode. It was a real heartbreaker, directed by Wes Craven of all people. This was a SF "Portrait of Jenny" in a way.
"A Day in Beaumont" sent up all the old Fifties alien invasion cliches.
After the first season, however, New Twilight Zone ran out of gas quickly.
I agree - I found most of the stories pretty tame and "so what." It's too bad, really, as the production values were certainly much finer than those of the original TZ. Maybe it's that a program like that needs to be in B&W, or at least in the half-light, like "The X Files."
I remember now that Robert Klein's name in the new language the Wordplay episode was "Hinge Thunder." I like it - sounds like someone you wouldn't want to mess with (or maybe it sounds like a squeaky door -- depends on how you look at it).