The Twonky (1953)




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It's alive! It's alive! This sci-fi satire was designed to take potshots at television, the newfangled entertainment medium. The story centers on a professor who discovers that his television has come to life. The animated box soon proves to be quite the dictator, telling the professor what and what not to read. The evil electric eye then hypnotizes all who oppose it. Soon the hapless academic discovers that it has commandeered his life. It takes a lot of effort, but eventually, the professor prevails and destroys the terrible tube.


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Some films are so moronic that even seeing is not believing how foolish they are.

Apr 20, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Would have made an ideal hour-long episode for Rod Serling's Twilight Zone.

Oct 27, 2003

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