Twilight Zone: Invitation to a Shoot-Out, The

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Twilight Zone: Invitation to a Shoot-Out, The
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Twilight Zone Meets Classic Trek!
Original Movie Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1968
Original Running Time:
50
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
30
Time Cut:
23
Time Added:
3
Brief Synopsis:
In the time of the space age, a future ship's crew lands on a planet on a mission of peaceful first contact. The distrusting inhabitants, however, punish the spacemen for their intrusion, by recreating a famous Western gunfight, with the men forced to take on the roles of the ill-fated cowboys.
Intention:
A fan edit created to adapt a Classic Trek episode into an original Twilight Zone episode.
Other Sources:
Several of Serling's narrations are edited together, for both the opening and closing: 'The Little People'/'Elegy' (Teaser), 'The Gift' /'The Shelter' (Closing)
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Editing Details:
Original footage edited down to 30 mins with a post-titles teaser and 1 x commercial break.
Converted entirely into monochrome.
Original TZ season one opening titles in place of the original Trek titles.
All opening credits for the original episode now in the opening of Act I.
End credits are left in tact, but with TZ season three closing music, and sped up to fit in with the TZ music, plus additional still frames of the three original closing credits.
Cuts and Additions:
Beyond minor trims throughout the story, the notable ones are as follows, all done largely for timing reasons :
- The entire opening bridge scene and Melkot buoy subplot.
- Kirk's attempts to temper the situation with both the Earps and the sheriff.
- McCoy encountering Doc Holliday for the first time
- The original close of Act II is the commercial break, albeit truncated.
- An additional shot of the Enterprise flying through space, has been added in the opening moments, post-titles.

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Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
7.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
8.0(1)
Narrative
 
10.0(1)
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10.0(1)
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9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
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7.0
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8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0
The first of the Twilight Treks from The Warlord, and it does a good job of keeping the story focused on the plight of those stuck in the reality of the western town, the black and white provides an eerie visual flare to the show, allowing it to truly represent a story taken straight out of the 'Zone. The original's episode's sub plots are seamlessly removed. There are a couple of drawbacks, the Enterprise shots move a little too slow at the start and ending and doesn't flow well. That aside, this is a great Trek tale with an added wrinkle that enhances the experiance, and again proves how well the oddest Trek episodes fit so well in this format.
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