Is that the one with Art Carney?
Yeah, there were 5 or 6 experiments in a cost cutting move that were recorded on two-inch quadruplex videotape and look more like 60's newsreel footage such as when Lee Harvey Oswald was killed than they do a prime time television show.
Several favorites of mine are in that group though like what I believe that you mentioned, Room for One More (Not the real name of it I think, but anyone that has seen it will know what I'm referring to), the one with Jack Carson and the haunted automobile, and the one with the kid's telephone. Only missing one or two as I try to remember each of the taped episodes, a testament to their quality despite the attempt to do them more cheaply.
But thankfully the savings weren't there that CBS had hoped for and Rod Serling was able to quickly get his way and return to 35 millimeter film, future proofing the show in the process. I'm confident had this one been videotaped and maintained that cheap look until the end that it would not have seen the syndication it has to this day, or possibly even lasted five seasons like it did.
And even if was still being made available to this day, by default it could never be in high resolution and that would definitily be creating issues today for some viewers that expect everything to be in HD. So anyone that has ever popped in one of the excellent Blu-Ray releases should thus be thankful for the fact that it was filmed.
pacman000 wrote:Another good series is "The Veil;" it's like the One Step Beyond, but Boris Karloff has a roll in almost every episode!
Actually have never seen this one. I'll have to track down some episodes and check it out.
Have we mentioned The Outer Limits somewhere in this thread? I hope so since that's another great science fiction anthology program from the time period.