Season 1: Episode 3: Mr. Denton on Doomsday
Watch out when ol’ Henry J. Fate comes in to town with his wagon full of wares, because he’s sure to offer you things that may look great on the surface, but maybe don’t work out the way you would imagine. To me, the highlight of this episode is still seeing Martin Landau in his ultimate youth, that shock of black hair standing out against the whole bleak landscape. His role is perfunctory, but I still smile when I see it.
As for the rest of the episode, well it is okay without being terrific. The story has some interest throughout, but in effect it could have still gone the same way without the addition of a potion to help bring things along to its conclusion. Given that the potion brings the twist it is necessary, but it doesn’t feel like a strong enough story to be one of those most memorable episodes.
Except, of course, for the youthful Martin Landau…
Rating: Quick Draw McGraw.