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Message 599017 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 12:52:24 UTC

The aliens arrived and walked amongst us. People felt worried, fearful, as they said nothing. “What were they doing here? What do the want? Why don’t they speak?” As the silent visitors walked by a book was found. Translators worked hard and everyone breathed a sigh of relief as the title was found the say “To Serve Man”.

The translators carried on as the alien characters defeated them. But soon their dismay spread to everybody. “To Serve Man” was a cookbook

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Message 599093 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 16:01:24 UTC - in response to Message 599017.

The aliens arrived and walked amongst us. People felt worried, fearful, as they said nothing. “What were they doing here? What do the want? Why don’t they speak?” As the silent visitors walked by a book was found. Translators worked hard and everyone breathed a sigh of relief as the title was found the say “To Serve Man”.

The translators carried on as the alien characters defeated them. But soon their dismay spread to everybody. “To Serve Man” was a cookbook


Thats an old black and white Twilight Zone episode, if I remember correctly.

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Message 599101 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 16:14:57 UTC - in response to Message 599093.


Thats an old black and white Twilight Zone episode, if I remember correctly.


Yep...

Anyway, another "walked amongst us" classic is "They Live"...

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Message 599117 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 16:43:42 UTC - in response to Message 599093.

The aliens arrived and walked amongst us. People felt worried, fearful, as they said nothing. “What were they doing here? What do the want? Why don’t they speak?” As the silent visitors walked by a book was found. Translators worked hard and everyone breathed a sigh of relief as the title was found the say “To Serve Man”.

The translators carried on as the alien characters defeated them. But soon their dismay spread to everybody. “To Serve Man” was a cookbook


Thats an old black and white Twilight Zone episode, if I remember correctly.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was. I read it on the box of a kiddies wind-up robot today. I thought it was rather good.

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Message 599170 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 18:39:43 UTC

A Classic Episode!

Twilight Zone - To Serve Man
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Message 599221 - Posted: 5 Jul 2007, 20:53:02 UTC - in response to Message 599170.

A Classic Episode!

Twilight Zone - To Serve Man

Good episode!

"On Earth, it would be 12 noon." Great line, though they probably should've added "somewhere" to the end of that line!

On another note; I can't remember if it was Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, but can anybody remember the name of the episode where the father/husband becomes ill (or something like that) and he starts having difficulty understanding and being understood by members of his own family - the upshot being (he is in a parallel universe?) and all the words that he uses now have completely different meanings and he has to learn to read all over again. Example: the word CAT in his universe means the word HOUSE in our universe. - The final scene(s) showing him reading a childrens' book.

Any ideas?

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Message 600940 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 17:18:01 UTC - in response to Message 599221.
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A Classic Episode!

Twilight Zone - To Serve Man

Good episode!

"On Earth, it would be 12 noon." Great line, though they probably should've added "somewhere" to the end of that line!

On another note; I can't remember if it was Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, but can anybody remember the name of the episode where the father/husband becomes ill (or something like that) and he starts having difficulty understanding and being understood by members of his own family - the upshot being (he is in a parallel universe?) and all the words that he uses now have completely different meanings and he has to learn to read all over again. Example: the word CAT in his universe means the word HOUSE in our universe. - The final scene(s) showing him reading a childrens' book.

Any ideas?

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Hi kinhull. Found the answer on IMDB. "The Twilight Zone" To Serve Man (1962).
Episode list for "The Twilight Zone" (1959) will give you a symmary for any other episodes.


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Message 600978 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 18:40:10 UTC - in response to Message 599017.
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“To Serve Man”...


oh But but I don't want to be served with mint sauce... <trembling, biting nails with fear..>


Women are more tender... They roast nicely!



Are these aliens a clone army of Delia Smith? Very very scarey indeed..


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Message 600994 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 19:28:21 UTC - in response to Message 600978.

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“To Serve Man”...


oh But but I don't want to be served with mint sauce... <trembling, biting nails with fear..>


Women are more tender... They roast nicely!



Are these aliens a clone army of Delia Smith? Very very scarey indeed..


You never read Animal Farm by George Orwell? The pigs are taking over; who knows are in the stye...

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Message 600998 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 19:42:04 UTC

...and I thought you were talking about our southern border!
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Message 601023 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 20:31:12 UTC - in response to Message 600940.

Episode list for "The Twilight Zone" (1959) will give you a symmary for any other episodes.


Thanks Keith T.,

I'm not sure but I think what I was looking for was this episode: Person or Persons Unknown, though I'll have to watch it to be sure.

On another note: Episode list for "The Outer Limits"
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Message 601034 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 20:49:23 UTC

The Aliens Have Arrived

...it's not what you think.
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Message 601129 - Posted: 9 Jul 2007, 23:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 601034.

The Aliens Have Arrived

...it's not what you think.


> You can say that again . . . presumably ONE of Boollywoos Greatest Achievements . . . i am quite sure it'll win the Oscar . . . ;>


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Message 601196 - Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 2:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 599170.

A Classic Episode!

Twilight Zone - To Serve Man



Hi Pawly! Thanks for the link! What an outstanding episode! I love the original Twilight Zone
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