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1999-04-01 00:00:00 - Boxcars, workers, and time - (Candice Christian <c.l.christian@worldnet.att.net>)


I've never written to this group, so bear with me. My sister remembers an episode of a 1960s show (she thinks it's Outer Limits) which deals with (in her words) "boxcars, time, and construction workers." (I kind of wonder if she dreamed it, but she said both she and her husband saw it.) Anyway, the sets/situations are built second by second, and if someone travels in time too quickly, there won't be anything where they go, since the workers haven't built it yet. She said there's also something about people going through walls (I assume that represents something about time travel). I kind of get the premise of the show, but I'm not too great at explaining it (especially since she doesn't remember it too well and I haven't seen it). Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? I think that this would probably be either an episode in OL or TZ. The only other show of this (paranormal/sci-fi) type is One Step Beyond/Alcoa Presents, and One Step Beyond was supposed to be based on a true story (at least according to the host, Mr. John Newland - I actually spoke with him a number of years ago, and he was extremely nice). Anyway, those are the only 3 shows of that type that I can remember -- were there others? Thanks for any information or discussion that anyone can provide. Candy

1999-04-02 00:00:00 - Re: Boxcars, workers, and time - (gaspar@frontiernet.net)


This sounds like a New TZ episode, however I don't remember the title or the exact storyline. The foreman of the faceless construction workers was the guy that played Danny Glover's father in The Color Purple, and the sargent in A Soliders Story. I think his name is Adolph Caesar (sp?). |On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 20:41:12 -0600, "Candice Christian" <c.l.christian@worldnet.att.net> wrote: |I've never written to this group, so bear with me. My sister remembers an |episode of a 1960s show (she thinks it's Outer Limits) which deals with (in |her words) "boxcars, time, and construction workers." (I kind of wonder if |she dreamed it, but she said both she and her husband saw it.) Anyway, the |sets/situations are built second by second, and if someone travels in time |too quickly, there won't be anything where they go, since the workers |haven't built it yet. She said there's also something about people going |through walls (I assume that represents something about time travel). I kind |of get the premise of the show, but I'm not too great at explaining it |(especially since she doesn't remember it too well and I haven't seen it). | |Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? I think that this would probably |be either an episode in OL or TZ. The only other show of this |(paranormal/sci-fi) type is One Step Beyond/Alcoa Presents, and One Step |Beyond was supposed to be based on a true story (at least according to the |host, Mr. John Newland - I actually spoke with him a number of years ago, |and he was extremely nice). Anyway, those are the only 3 shows of that type |that I can remember -- were there others? | |Thanks for any information or discussion that anyone can provide. | |Candy

1999-04-02 00:00:00 - Re: Boxcars, workers, and time - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>. My sister remembers an >episode of a 1960s show (she thinks it's Outer Limits) which deals with (in >her words) "boxcars, time, and construction workers." The story you describe (Whose author I'm not sure of ... maybe Farmer, or Sturgeon...just can't recall ) was made into an episode of the New Twilight Zone in the 1980s. There are three other black and white 50s-60s programs you did not name that could have done the story: Science Fiction Theatre, Tales of Tomorrow, and Way Out. I have no episode data on any of these, but Tales of Tomorrow is the most likely culprit. It was definitely not Outer Limits or Twilight Zone (the original). "You see? Everything changes. How then can we know something about anything? " --- Iannis Xenakis