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    From: STRACZYNSKI [Joe]
 Subject: Re: the Tom Skerrit TZ episode of...
      To: GENIE  
    Date: 1/1/1995 3:59:00 PM  

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Re: the Tom Skerrit TZ episode of mine...ehhh...that was done when I was
on freelancer basis, and had no control to what happened to it after it was
turned in. I'd written it with a moral point to the story -- that the father
was doing to the son what was done to *him* when he was a kid, being too
possessive, closing off the kid's world -- so that he would come to understand
that.

This, to me, was the Twilight Zone. Only after I turned it in, I
learned that Phil DeGuere (the exec producer) didn't *want* to do morality
tales because it was too Twilight Zone. (Go ahead, explain *that* one to me.)
So they yanked out the whole *point* of the damned story, which left the rest
toothless and without point, just an excercise in wish fulfillment for the
characters.

jms

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