04. At the Cradle Foot
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Starring: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Ashley, Jeremy Slate, Meg Foster
Also starring: Lori Busk, Lisa James, George McCallister Jr., Karl Swenson, Judson Pratt
Can a father stop his daughter from being murdered...before her killer is even born? Standard soap opera fare. Ashley is good at giving support while questioning Franciscus visions. Boy, some people will do anything to keep a marriage together. Nice early appearance of Meg Foster who has some of the most hypnotic eyes youve ever seen.
Anthony Lawrence: Wrote for The Outer Limits (1963)
James Franciscus: Probably best known from Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Also appeared in two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and an episode of The Twilight Zone (1959)
Elizabeth Ashley: Appeared in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) and The Hitchhiker. And dont forget the excellent movie When Michael Calls.
Jeremy Slate: Appeared in four episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents/Hour (1955)
Meg Foster: Also appeared in the episode "Spare Parts". Probably best known as Hera on Xena: Warrior Princess. Also appeared in an episode of The Twilght Zone (1985) and The Hitchhiker.
Karl Swenson: Appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and the Hitchcock movie The Birds. He was also the voice of Merlin in the animated feature The Sword and the Stone. And dont miss him in Seconds.
Judson Pratt: Was in an episode of Thriller and played a bartender in the movie Futureworld.
05. Bad Connection
A woman gets calls saying shes going to die. It seems her old husband has come back. But has he just returned or returned from the grave? Black is at her most hysterical as she contends with a phone that still rings after it has been unplugged. Damn, telemarketers.
Karen Black: Appeared in several classic 70s horror movies including Burnt Offerings, Trilogy of Terror as well as the Hitchcock thriller Family Plot. She was also in an episode of The Hitchhiker.
Michael Tolan: Played a doctor in the movie All That Jazz and appeared in an episode of The Outer Limits.
Skip Homiere: Appeared in three episodes of Science Fiction Theater, two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, an episode of The Outer Limits and an episode of Suspense. But hes probably best known as Dr Sevrin from the Star Trek episode The Way to Eden
Ellen Geer: Was Mrs. Halloway in the movie Something Wicked This Way Comes
Curt Conway: Appeared in an episode of The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and two episodes of The Outer Limits
Florida Friebus: Appeared in an episode of Lights Out.
06. The Summer House
A woman has reoccurring nightmares after returning to her summer house. And what exactly is the noise in the basement? Whatever you do, dont blink. You have to pay very careful attention to this episode or you might not understand the ending. Oh, thats right. Cabbot explained it at the beginning. Doh! Trust me, youll enjoy this episode a lot more if you fast forward and dont listen to the prologue.
Seeleg Lester: Was associate producer and writer of The Outer Limits.
Carolyn Jones: Best known as Mortitia on the series The Addams Family. Also appeared in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
[Intersting Note: One of Carolyn's lines mentions the book 'Perversity Of Inanimate objects'. This is a reference to Flagle's Law which states... "Any inanimate object, regardless of its composition or configuration, may be expected to perform at any time in a totally unexpected manner for reasons that are either entirely obscure or else completely mysterious."]
Robert Mandan: Also was in the episode "The Ghost Of Potter's Field ". Appeared in the hilarious series Soap. His brother-in-law on the series was played by another Ghost Story alumnus Richard Mulligan.
Steve Forrest: Appeared in two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and one episode each of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. You might also be interested in knowing he played Captain Nelson in Amazon Women on the Moon.
William Windom: Lights Out, Thriller, and two episodes each of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery are on his resume. But, amazingly enough, most people probably know him for his extra voice work on The Jestons.
Robert Mandan: He even played a Cardassian on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Darlene Conley: Was one of the school girls in the movie The Birds.
Wayne Heffley: Appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone.
A boys spirited double causes his teacher a lot of problems. What does this and House of Evil have in common? See Episode #9 for details. Well played by Hayes who is her usual proper self (at least in the begining). This is one of those episodes where you can just sit back, relax, and let the scenes play out. Sometimes this episode is mistaken for the superior Night Gallery story Silent Snow, Secret Snow. One gripe: Wouldnt you think a teacher would know better than to...damn, cant say any more or itll be a spoiler. The cat was named Magregor. Anyone know why?
D.C. Fontana: She was a writer and executive story editor for the original Star Trek as well as associate producer of the animated Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also wrote the teleplay for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and two episodes of Babylon 5.
Helen Hayes: Her first movie appearance was in the 1917 movie The Weavers of Life.
Charles Aidman: Appeared in two episodes each of The Twilight Zone and Thriller. He also appeared in an episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Many people may recognize his voice as the narrator of the 1985 The Twilight Zone series. Unfortunately, the syndicated episodes had ALL of his work replaced with someone elses voice.
[Interesting Note: His textbook "A World View" must not be made anymore. I couldn't find it listed via Google or Amazon.com.]
Geoffrey Horne: Appeared in one episode each of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone.
Phyllis Love: Appeared in one episode each of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, and Outer Limits.
Janet MacLachlan: Also appeared in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.