December 22, 2012

The Twilight Zone - The Star

"The survey ship Magellan, bearing with it the last legacy of a long-dead people. A legacy to be kept and cherished and, in time, bequeathed to a world still unborn. From the current inhabitants...of the Twilight Zone."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 22, 2012 1:34 AM
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Wow...they fit a 12 minute film into a 30 min slot...amazing. It wasn't even that good.

Posted by: Raoul at December 22, 2012 5:14 PM

Wow...they fit a 12 minute film into a 30 min slot...amazing. It wasn't even that good.

Posted by: Raoul at December 22, 2012 5:15 PM

It was a wonderful 12 minutes. I was amazed that they would have a priest at all, let alone a Catholic one. The underlying acknowledgement of God and His redemptive work is a natural fit for science fiction.

Posted by: Jewel at December 23, 2012 7:08 PM

As the inhabitants of that planet passed their gift on to another planet, so too can we, on a much smaller scale, pass our personal gifts to others. Another profound selection, Mr. Vanderleun, and a message worthy of emulation. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may you continue to let the Lord's gift shine from within.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at December 24, 2012 5:56 AM

From an Arthur C. Clarke short storh.

http://www.enotes.com/star-salem/star-9620000427

Posted by: Bruce Hanify at December 25, 2012 9:58 PM

The ending of the TV show was very different from the original story. In the original story, the priest (a Jesuit) loses his faith because he could not conceive of a God so "monstrous" as to destroy a whole people just to provide a star over Bethlehem.

I found the original story ironic: the priest was presented with proof positive that God exists, yet he loses his faith.

Of course, to God, death is not the end - it is just the beginning of eternity.

Posted by: Joel at December 26, 2012 3:58 PM
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