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Janitor Woodrow Mulligan escapes to the future thanks to his employer's time-helmet invention. Once there, though, he's not so sure the future is all that it's cracked up to be.

©1960 Rod Serling (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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THE HELMET OF THE FUTURE

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE
The story itself is extremely predictable. I got this because I am a huge fan of Richard Matheson, but he didn't earn his money on this one.

John Rhys-Davis who was in Sliders and the Dwarf in Lord Of The Rings, does an excellent job as narrator.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 12-22-15

A time travel story

Time travel from 1890 to the 21st century. Life isn't so bad when we see what others live with. This story is a humorous view of the problems a curmudgeon has when he jumps forward to our time. Quick story and great performance.

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Slow and dull

Adam West sounds like he is bored to death! His lazy drawn out speech is horrible. This could've. Even so much more!

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Hilarious!

I laughed and laughed. Suberb acting and narration. The characters were colorfully and vividly portrayed. I did not want the episode to end.

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Slapstick comedy in the Twilight Zone.

A pretty funny episode. Totally devoid of any trademark T Z creepiness. Just a very light and humorous episode. Well written comedy about anachronisms regarding 1890s vs. today's life. "Knock yourself out". - "Does that mean yes?"

Surprisingly enjoyable. Recommended.

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Good story

It is a well done play with a good ending. I really enjoyed the story.

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Not for a mature audience

It was like listening to a show of the Three Stooges. Not that great. Performances were good.