124, Parting Gift (104, Double Trouble)

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124, Parting Gift (104, Double Trouble)

Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

Lucky you! I usually post just 1 / week.

Anyway it seems to me, that this episode is based upon Ray Bradbury's Marionettes. In that story, a husband who values playing golf & such as having more value than being with his wife. He learns of a company that makes androids that are modeled on customers. These androids take care of the drudgery tasks that the customers would rather avoid. However, there is a catch! Bradbury himself wrote the screenplay for the Alfred Hitchcock Presents version Design for Loving (1958), which had much the same plot as the Ray Bradbury Theater version that I saw. I never read the short story, though.

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People are panicking as flying saucers approach the earth.

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Anyone recall the Twilight Zone episode with Agnes Moorhead? :lol:

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This clip was used in earlier episodes, & probably in later ones.

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So, these space aliens out of the apparent kindness of their hearts, come to Earth, and share their technology with the Earthmen. Nobody even begins to question their motives, or exercise the least bit of caution, as was done in the cases of Garon & the Monster Machine.

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I love this sequence:
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:lol: :hyo: :p

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They merely begin building the robots, according to the aliens' instructions.

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Making matters worse, Mr. Freezer (of 9, Black Looks (13, Deep Freeze)), goes into business mass-producing the robots.

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Tawashi's robot fills in for him while he is on vacation, but--

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Papa is thinking this will only make humans lazy, & end badly.

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The Marionettes, for lack of a more appropriate term, arrest all the human-designed robots, while those same humans are on vacation.

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This is an amusing sequence.

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Now, both humans & robots are in jail, while the Alien-designed robots have replaced them all. :D

More to come--
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 7 years ago

I don't know if I remember some of the scenes you posted from the ELV, especially the one with the binoculars and the mini Astro with a big nose and glasses.

Neve rmind, I just ran the episode, it's in there. :)
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

I did not note any cuts, though I may have forgotten to check for them.
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continuing:

Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

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I have frames for a GIF of this:
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& this:
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I do not know who originated the idea of composite robots, but here is one from 166 or '67.

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Teamwork:
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It seems Cobalt's strap-on jets will now work as bombs.

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This reminds me of a PYTHON sketch. :hyo:

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This is a 4 layer clip: it has the near portion of the net, the guys being swept into the net, the rear portion of the net, then the clouds scrolling behind that. When Atom & Uran were dressed for ROBOT SCHOOL, the sequence was only a 2 layer one. They were supposed to be underneath the press, but were really behind it. :p Oh, yes, I do have frames for a GIF!

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Another one of Colt's cameos. :astro:
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 7 years ago

This was the last episode of the ELV. How nice that Cobalt was in it!
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Postby jeffbert » 7 years ago

:blush: I had not even considered that significance, Tetsuwan Penguin.
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