Kind of a half-assed ending to the year. I was tempted to end the month with a picture of something that bugged me at Barnes & Noble. Given the seasonal nature of 2/3 of this episode, though, I had to end the year with it:
Night of the Meek
Skipped due to general mawkishness of TV Christmas episodes.
Classic TZ Legacy: Remake of a 1960 episode which I also didn’t watch.
A secretary is transported to a world where secretaries are revered as Masters of the Universe. Or is it Mistresses of the Universe? No, that would have been much better.
One-joke piece notable only for the presence of a pre-Star Trek Jonathan Frakes.
Based on the short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
It seems like it should have been a good fit for a TZ Christmas episode, however, it is far too talky. Despite valiant efforts by Fritz Weaver and Donald Moffat, it worked better on the page.
Classic TZ Legacy: Fritz Weaver was in two good episodes.
- Given the 1st and 3rd segments, this was clearly the Christmas episode. So what’s up with the 2nd segment?
- I’m trying to look at this episode as surviving the holidays, and anticipating a better new year.
- I don’t think I can keep up in January, so signing off until February 1st.