Directed by Elliot Silverstein and written by series creator Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone (1959) episode “The Obsolete Man” originally aired on June 2, 1961. Clearly influenced by the German expressionist films of Fritz Lang (such as 1927's Metropolis), this episode acts as a re-imagining of Franz Kafka’s 1925 novel The Trial (later made into a film by Orson Welles in 1962), which.
Has there been a backlash against The Obsolete Man? Discussion I thought it was a great episode, even the parts at the end where it gets surreal because I thought that was a good visualization of how beneath all the pomp authoritarian power structures are savage at heart.
It seems to me that The Obsolete Man suffers very greatly from an archaic and (now) very dated concept about the Cold War and Soviet Communism. The whole notion of conformance or else (N12LJLY or, earlier in the Season 2, EOTB) was a pervasive theme of Rod's in TZone, along with nuclear armageddon, mechanization replacing humanism and the unknowns of space travel, which played much better in.
The Twilight Zone The Obsolete Man - Season 2, Episode 29 - 2 Jun. 1961 - In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death. Back to the The Twilight Zone Library. Viewing Sluggish? Click on the Pause buttom to allow the Video to Pre-Load for a few seconds, then click the Play button to continue.
Based on a short story by Ambrose Bierce, the ending definitely has that Twilight Zone flavor. 41. “The Obsolete Man” (Season 2, Episode 29). and the result is one of the best episodes of.
What could be more psychedelic than the famous Twilight zone ? In a future totalitarian state, Romney Wordsworth (Meredith) is a man put on trial for the crime of being “obsolete”. His occupation as a librarian is a crime punishable by death, as the State has eliminated literacy.
Directed by Buzz Kulik. With Shelley Berman, Jack Grinnage, Chet Stratton, David Armstrong. Using the power of mind over matter, Archibald Beechcroft remakes the world to his own specifications.
The second season of the original series rolled to a close with this episode, featuring Burgess Meredith as a librarian who is sentenced to death for not paying his overdue fees in a timely.