Containing Multitudes Since 2004
I've been silently (and approvingly) been reading this blog for 4+ years now, but this is easily one of my favorite posts so far. Thanks a ton!
Burgess Meredith, devoted bibliophile, is the only survivor of the cataclysm. He takes refuge in a library, where he has "time enough at last," where fate deals him a cruel blow.
Recognized the source for instantly. Thank you!
Burgess Meredith gives a great performance in this (as well as the other TZ episodes he was in). He was always great to watch.
This I believe is the episode Patton Oswalt cited when he said The Twilight Zone should have been named Nice Try, Asshole. Burgess Meredith thinks the destruction of civilization will give him all the time to read that he wants, only to break his eyeglasses -- "Nice try, asshole!"
Bizarre, I just watched this episode only the day before I first saw this post. (Gotta say, the TZ blu-rays look stunning.)
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