Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S4 E15: The Incredible World of Horace Ford
Moving back and forth in time is a difficult proposition for a science fiction writer, but this tale touches upon some excellent home truths. Horace Ford is wonderfully played by Pat Hingle, who makes you believe he is a grown man who is transgressing to his childhood as he continues to thinking about the great times he had as a child. In fact, it's all he ever talks about.
When he decides to revisit his old street that he grew up in, he discovers that it is just as he remembers it - too much so in fact, as he meets up with his old childhood protagonists, who are all still 10 years old. What transpires is a lesson that we all possess selective memory when it comes to some things in our past, and that sometimes we can romanticise those memories.
It mightn't be a wonderfully pleasant episode to watch, but it is well written, and excellently acted, and the final outcome pulls all the strings together in the right order.
Rating: Are the good memories just a shadow? 4/5