• A Thing about Machines

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Mike Starr
  • Length: 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for audio! Featuring a full cast, music and sound effects, and today’s biggest celebrities in modern radio dramatizations.

In this episode, Bartlett Finchley's paranoia about the machines around him proves entirely justified.

©2002 CBS and Falcon Picture Group (P)2002 CBS and Falcon Picture Group

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Not Good.

I really like Mike Starr as an actor, but this radio drama is a low point for him...

As I listened to this episode of The Twilight Zone radio series, it almost seemed like even the people acting in the drama knew that what they were making wasn't very good.

For the most part, TZ plots are clever and well thought out. This story was neither.
If I had to sum this story up in one word, it would be "Bad".

Do yourself a favor & pass on this one.

3.40 / 10.00

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Mike Starr is great

I’ve heard two other episodes by Mike Starr and this is one of his best performances. Very go narration and storyline. Though it took me about 10 minutes to get into it. Highly recommended.

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A luddite nightmare.

A nightmarish episode about a machine hating writer. A tad one dimensional perhaps, but effective. Mike Starr does a good job as the increasingly frantic lead.

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Story is made for Audio

While some of the Twilight Zone series may not translate well to audio, this one is made for it.