Production No. 206
Best Viewed As 2.5
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"He just sucks."
Chiana picks up a portrait that seems to predict the future. Soon, crewmembers appear to be dying under bizarre circumstances -- except that they're not dead, they're prisoners of the psychic vampire Maldis. Zhaan must forge a plan to defeat him again, but her overwhelming fear may defeat her first.
The title is likely a nod to Rod Serling. Whether or not he ever actually used the phrase on a frequent basis, it has come to be popularly associated with him and two of his anthology television series: THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1959-65), and NIGHT GALLERY (1969-70). The IMDb describes the former as "A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist." Hmmm...what other television show do we know like that? ;-)
John: "C'mon...Zhaan...this magical mystery crap is your specialty, not mine. Just tell me what to do, and I'll do it."
John: "Maldis! Come on down!"
John: "Haven't you read the supervillain's handbook? This is where you're supposed to twirl your moustache and gloat."
Maldis: "Have you forgotten? Fear makes me stronger. Fear, and the terror of helplessness. These are a few of my favorite things."
John: "Zhaan...this would've been a really good opportunity to lie to me. You know... 'Sure, John, he's toast. Strike him off your Christmas list. Stick a fork in him, he's done. He's over. The fat lady is singing.' It does not have to be true, Zhaan...but I certainly would have slept better."
(see also www.crichtonisms.com)
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