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Although the second season was cut short (the series was cancelled by CBS mid-way through the run), there were still enough gems produced to make Rod Serling proud and make this worthwhile for fans. George R. R. Martin's "The Once & Future King" about an Elvis impersonator's encounter with the King himself is quite good. "A Saucerful of Lonliness" adapted by David Gerrold from Ted Sturgeon's story and featuring Shelley Duvall also works quite well. Likewise "The Toys of Caliban" works as an update of Jerome Bixby's "It's a Good Life". The real gem, though, is Alan Brennert's "Time & Teresa Golowitz" (he also wrote the script for third season gem "The Cold Equations" which was remade as a TV movie for the Sci-Fi Channel). The third season although wildly uneven (it existed primarily so CBS would have enough episodes for syndication)does have a handful of memorable episodes. J. Michael Straczynski's "The Wall" and "The Mind of Simon Foster" recalled the (all too brief) glory of the 80's Zone. While the third season doesn't have any extras or commentary tracks, some of the stronger performances, scripts and direction (particularly by Atom Egoyan and Paul Lynch) help make the better episodes here shine. Working with a virtually nonexistant budget, writer/producer J. Michael Straczynski managed to make the third season distinctive because he wrote a lot of the scripts (part of the reason why is he had the ideas for a story but the other reason was because they didn't have all that much money to hire outside writers).

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