The real joy of this quirky episode is seeing Buster Keaton in a show that was pretty much made as a homage to his career as one of the finest actors/directors of the silent film era. It gives him the scope to not only play his role as he did in that era, by starting off the episode with him in the year 1890 as a silent one with piano and intertitles, before transporting him via the time helmet to 1960, where the episode reverts to a normal talking show, and with Keaton's character interacting as such. Stanley Adams too is excellent as the 1960's scientist Rollo, who wants to visit 1890 to enjoy what he believes is a superior era.
While the episode may be a little too off-beat for some, I think it is an excellent way to use the amazing talents of Buster Keaton. The support cast all play their parts well, and by jumping from silent to action back to silent, it allows you to appreciate a Twilight Zone episode with enough parts to it to qualify for this series, while also paying tribute to one of the greats of the industry.
Rating: Getting the silent treatment. 3.5/5