What has changed is my body. Plus, George Gizzard Alan Talbot plays Blanche's dead husband, George, on the Golden Girls! And Number 12 Looks Just Like You and The Masks are some of my personal favorite episodes. Like everyone else in this futuristic society, she must choose which look she will adopt in the transformation process. Rex is told about her decision, he has Marilyn confined to a hospital room against her will, ostensibly to psychologically examine her and cure her of her reason for refusing the procedure. The process also slows deterioration due to age and confers immunity to disease, extending human lifespans, as well as making unspecified psychological corrections. He claims that the district attorney and lawyers are all people he has known in his past, selected by his subconscious to play roles in his dream. What if the State took care of you in your adult life as your parents had when you were a teenager.
But why is it necessary to cosmetically modify the citizenry? Friend denounced as illegal smut. Would eternal youth produce a society of teenagers where sexuality, status, and fun become the most important things in life? The Transformation is supposed to be optional, but nobody seems willing to let her remain herself. These, and other strange blessings, may be waiting in the future, which, after all, is The Twilight Zone. He was painted in a negative image. Due to the overwhelming popularity of female model 12 and male model 17, all adults wear name badges to avoid confusion. What if they discovered that if you give people enough bread and circuses that such knowledge becomes deemed unnecessary in fulfilling their desires -- to be beautiful, sexy, popular, and to have fun. They are judged by the adults by their grades and by their peers by their popularity.
I was thinking they killed and replaced her with someone else, after their trick of using someone look alike her sister to convice her failed. Lana talks about how wonderful everything became once she decided to look just like number 12. Rex is very proficient in this. Another thing I noticed, is that on her way to the operation room, she sees someone being pushed out in a stretcher crying. People have lots of those nowadays. Marilyn after transformation Episode no.
What girl could refuse the opportunity to be beautiful? She repeatedly refuses and cites the importance of knowledge and character over appearance only to be kidnapped and forced into it. Part of me would love to see a follow up episode where he either finds another survivor who is mute, deaf or blind, or discovers he can use a magnifying glass but ends up setting a book on fire. For believing in poetry, ideas, thoughts, that were not government approved. From when the episode first aired in 1964 to the present we can see how our society is moving ever closer to the society depicted in the story. Sig, where her fate is sealed.
You might say it brings an Instant Smile to my face. He laughs uncontrollably, and exclaims that he refuses to die again. The process gives everyone a beautiful appearance, slows deterioration due to age and extends a person's lifespan, and makes the recipient immune to any kind of disease. What if they discovered that they did not have to outlaw reading great writers, or certain philosophies, or understanding history and politics. Romanticism is not just a style of art; it is a style of life. I mean, if it is someone unhappy after transformation then that doesn't add up to the whole story.
That aspect is dropped here, which adds to the horror - nobody in this story is malicious in the slightest. Eighteen-year-old Marilyn Cuberle decides not to undergo the Transformation. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Marilyn is a troubled teen. You know, I like a lot more of those hour long episodes than most people do. One group sees sexuality as female empowerment and another as female denigration, but lets face it, women get more status in society, even among other women, by being sexy than by being a stodgy feminist intellectual.
It may not happen tomorrow, but it happens now, in The Twilight Zone. Rex, also a number 17, and he goes through a big speech about how it's okay for Marilyn to be so anxious about The Transformation. As Marilyn Cuberle approaches her 19th birthday she faces a momentous decision. A man convicted of murder, Adam Grant Dennis Weaver , tries to convince those about to execute him that the world all around them is just his recurring nightmare. In the real world knowledge is power and a benefit. The mind has to accept the notion that being beautiful and sexy is the highest of values in order to fully appreciate the new flesh, but in the end it is only an illusion. Season 5 has more bad than good.
This refers to the fact that the people of this society are all beautiful and therefore essentially anonymous as they lack individuality. They have since been fully restored on the Blu-ray releases. . Valerie insists, of course she can; she feels good, always, because life is pretty, life is fun, she is all and all is one. Rod Serling should have hired more SciFi writers of the day and the series could have ran on for a few more years. Those things were banned a long time ago, along with the physical and emotional ugliness of the past.
Although it ended up airing on a different show, , it is considered the seed episode and has even been adapted as one of The Twilight Zone radio-show episodes. It is not just about having these things but also having the knowledge and character traits that facilitate such success. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. The other half contains a lot of underrated gems. The thing is, during the Nineteenth Century, Charles Dickens went on a sold-out international lecturing tour and Lord Byron was a rock star. Lana and Valerie meet the new Marilyn, who is free of all her doubt and worry.