All Hail Henry Bemis

There are a lot of good Twilight Zone episodes, but as far as I’m concerned the hands down best episode of all time is the classic “Time Enough At Last,” based on Lynn Venable’s story of the same name. I’ve watched this episode 4 or 5 times a year since ever since I can remember…have to do it alone now, because my wife is way past sick of it.

If you think about it, Henry Bemis is totally gangsta. Here’s a dude so cold that after everybody in the world is wiped out in an instant, presumably by a nuclear war, Beemis’ reaction is that finally he has enough time to read! I’m pretty misanthropic and even I find that stone cold.

The only thing wrong with the television episode and the short story is the ending where Henry gets his comeuppance. Totally revisionist. Someday I’m going to polish off my fanfic wherein the true story of what happens to Henry after he discovers the library is told.

Anyway, Bif Bang Pow is finally doing Henry justice by producing a Mego-style action figure of him as part of their Twilight Zone line. Very nice.

One thought on “All Hail Henry Bemis”

  1. he was actually going to commit suicide out of lonleliness, but he happened across the library and made the most of his situation, until that too was taken from him. so depressing, but in a good way.

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