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Summary

Professor Ellis Fowler is forced to retire after 51 years of teaching. Feeling his life was worthless he desires to end his life, until he is visited by the ghosts of former students.

Experience this new, fully dramatized radio adaptation of "The Changing of the Guard" from The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, starring Orson Bean and hosted by Stacy Keach!

Actor Stacy Keach has appeared in Titus, American History X, and Mike Hammer, Private Eye.

Orson Bean has appeared in Normal, Ohio, Being John Malkovich, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

This exciting production, complete with music and ambient sound effects, takes the art of studio drama to the next level.

Originally, The Twilight Zone TV show aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. It set a new standard of excellence, with scripts by creator Rod Serling and outstanding writers.

Submitted for your approval: listen to more Twilight Zone episodes.
©2006 CBS Broadcasting Inc.; ©2006 Falcon Picture Group, LLC; (P)2006 Falcon Picture Group, LLC

Critic reviews

"This sparkling example of radio drama...offers the light humor, whimsical sci-fi, and occasional drama that made the TV series a classic." (AudioFile)
"The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas easily demonstrate that SF audio narratives can work just as well as, and in some respects even more successfully than, the same stories told through a visual medium." (Scifi.com)
"Those of us who spent hours of our misspent youths listening to radio dramas...will love these presentations. In fact, they're novel enough to please younger listeners as well. We rated them five hearts based on the quality of the stories, the actor readers, and the digital mastering." (Heartland Review)

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  • Paul Martel
  • 15-04-18

An Excellent Story about a Teacher

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and the reason is that I am an old high school teacher. I taught for thirty-three years before retiring in 2006. I returned to teach in a friend’s place for three months in 2008 after being required not to teach for one year after retirement. Also, in 2008, I returned to teaching a two hour class for Upward Bound students and got a part time job teaching homebound students, helping them keep up with their school work while they were recovering from illness. Now, it is 2018, and I am seventy years old and still teaching part time. Like the professor in this story, I have fond memories of my students, most of whom made the job of trying to educate them in some way a very rewarding experience. Of course, it was not an easy job, and there were good times and bad times, but unlike the professor in this story, when I finally have to let it go for good, it will not be with the feeling of not having accomplished anything. It’s a wonderful story, especially for an old school teacher who has a wealth of memories of many of those whom I have had the opportunity to share not only my knowledge of authors, stories, and poems (like the professor), but also my ideas, my values, and my beliefs, something that I am reminded of continually by them when we meet here, there, and everywhere as time continues to go by.

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  • Mike T.
  • 17-06-15

Dull and predictable.

The two sentence summary actually describes the whole episode in it's entirety. Thankfully a short episode. Skip this one.