The Twilight Zone - The Star

Wow...they fit a 12 minute film into a 30 min slot...amazing. It wasn't even that good.

Posted by Raoul at December 22, 2012 5:14 PM

Wow...they fit a 12 minute film into a 30 min slot...amazing. It wasn't even that good.

Posted by Raoul at December 22, 2012 5:15 PM

It was a wonderful 12 minutes. I was amazed that they would have a priest at all, let alone a Catholic one. The underlying acknowledgement of God and His redemptive work is a natural fit for science fiction.

Posted by Jewel at December 23, 2012 7:08 PM

As the inhabitants of that planet passed their gift on to another planet, so too can we, on a much smaller scale, pass our personal gifts to others. Another profound selection, Mr. Vanderleun, and a message worthy of emulation. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may you continue to let the Lord's gift shine from within.

Posted by Roger Drew Williams at December 24, 2012 5:56 AM

From an Arthur C. Clarke short storh.

http://www.enotes.com/star-salem/star-9620000427

Posted by Bruce Hanify at December 25, 2012 9:58 PM

The ending of the TV show was very different from the original story. In the original story, the priest (a Jesuit) loses his faith because he could not conceive of a God so "monstrous" as to destroy a whole people just to provide a star over Bethlehem.

I found the original story ironic: the priest was presented with proof positive that God exists, yet he loses his faith.

Of course, to God, death is not the end - it is just the beginning of eternity.

Posted by Joel at December 26, 2012 3:58 PM