The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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Father & Son Game 

Elderly Darius Stevens wants to go on living and transplants his brain into a younger body, but his son Michael disapproves.

Director:

Randy Bradshaw

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Jeremy Bertrand Finch | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ed Marinaro ... Darius Stephens
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Michael Stephens
Patricia Phillips Patricia Phillips ... Anita Stephens
George Touliatos ... Dave
Richard Monette Richard Monette ... Dr. Wilson
Mark Melymick Mark Melymick ... Larry
Robin Ward ... Narrator (voice)
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Elderly Darius Stevens wants to go on living and transplants his brain into a younger body, but his son Michael disapproves.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1989 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »

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When the sons lawyer hands Darius the lawsuit, the red seal on the paper is up. When Darius takes the lawsuit from the lawyer, the red seal in down. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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And so the series ends on a strong note
23 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The final-ever episode of the 1980s TV series THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE, FATHER & SON GAME is probably the best episode I've watched yet. That's because it eschews the dumb comedy of other episodes to deliver a thoughtful, thought-provoking tale of brain transplants, business legacies and father/son relationships in a sci-fi context.

The story sees a dead businessman having his brain transplanted into a younger body, leaving his son naturally peeved because he was waiting to take over the business. Of course, things don't go according to plan, and what transpires is relatively intelligent: well acted, with an effective script to bring out the disturbing nature of the scenario. Hardly a masterpiece, but better than those that came before...


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