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The Twilight Zone

Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (Season 1, Episode 13)
TV Episode | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

Henry Corwin, a department store Santa Claus, is fired from his job, but finds his toy sack is a magical deliverer of Christmas cheer. In "But Can She Type?," miserable secretary Karen Billings comes across a copy machine that transports ...See moreHenry Corwin, a department store Santa Claus, is fired from his job, but finds his toy sack is a magical deliverer of Christmas cheer. In "But Can She Type?," miserable secretary Karen Billings comes across a copy machine that transports her to a world where secretaries are adored and honored. And, in "The Star," space archaeologists stumble upon a planet whose civilization died about two thousand years ago when its star went super nova. Written by Good2Go See less
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Directors
Ryszard Bugajski (segments: Night of the Meek) | Martha Coolidge (segments: Night of the Meek) | Shelley Levinson (segments: But Can She Type?) | Gerd Oswald (segments: The Star)
Writers
Rod Serling (created by) (based on the story and teleplay by) (segments: Night of the Meek) | Rockne S. O'Bannon (teleplay by) (segments: Night of the Meek) (story editor) | Martin Pasko (segments: But Can She Type?) | Rebecca Parr Cioffi (segments: But Can She Type?) (as Rebecca Parr) & 2 more
Composers
Grateful Dead (segments: 'But Can She Type?') (as The Grateful Dead) | Merl Saunders (segments: 'But Can She Type?') | Morton Stevens (segments: 'Night of the Meek', 'The Star')
Cinematographers
Frank Beascoechea (segments: 'But Can She Type?') (as Frank P. Beascoechea) | Bradford May (segments: 'Night of the Meek', 'The Star')
Editors
Noel Rogers (segments: 'The Star') | Greg Wong (segments: 'Night of the Meek', 'But Can She Type?')
Production Designer
Ward Preston (segments: But Can She Type?)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 20, 1985

Release date
Dec 20, 1985 (United Kingdom)
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38 cast members
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Richard Mulligan
Henry Corwin (segment "Night of the Meek") Henry Corwin (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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William Atherton
Mr. Dundee (segment "Night of the Meek") Mr. Dundee (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Bill Henderson
Older Cop (segment "Night of the Meek") Older Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Teddy Wilson
Henderson (segment "Night of the Meek") Henderson (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Shelby Leverington
Mother of Little Boy (segment "Night of the Meek") Mother of Little Boy (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Joanne Baron
Mrs. Beacham (segment "Night of the Meek") Mrs. Beacham (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Thomas F. Duffy
Businessman (segment "Night of the Meek") Businessman (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Hugo Stanger
Dobson (segment "Night of the Meek") Dobson (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Charles Sweigart
Bruno the Bartender (segment "Night of the Meek") Bruno the Bartender (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Wayne Morton
Manager (segment "Night of the Meek") Manager (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Monty Ash
Old Man (segment "Night of the Meek") Old Man (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Jeff Kober
Younger Cop (segment "Night of the Meek") Younger Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Patricia Wilson
Woman Caroler (segment "Night of the Meek") Woman Caroler (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Wilson Camp
Man (segment "Night of the Meek") Man (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Benji Gregory
Boy (segment "Night of the Meek") (as Benjie Gregory) Boy (segment "Night of the Meek") (as Benjie Gregory)   See fewer
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Paul Stout
Baseball Boy (segment "Night of the Meek") Baseball Boy (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Georgia Schmidt
Wife (segment "Night of the Meek") Wife (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Muriel Minot
Mother of Little Girl (segment "Night of the Meek") Mother of Little Girl (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Enid Rodgers
The Spinster (segment "Night of the Meek") The Spinster (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Brian Muehl
Father (segment "Night of the Meek") Father (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Toria Crosby
Little Girl (segment "Night of the Meek") Little Girl (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Larenz Tate
Older Brother (segment "Night of the Meek") Older Brother (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Harry Governick
Man on Road (segment "Night of the Meek") Man on Road (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Phyllis Ehrlich
Woman on Phone (segment "Night of the Meek") Woman on Phone (segment "Night of the Meek")   See fewer
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Pam Dawber
Karen Billings (segment "But Can She Type?") Karen Billings (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Charles Levin
Burt (segment "But Can She Type?") Burt (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Jeannie Elias
Marcy (segment "But Can She Type?") Marcy (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Jonathan Frakes
Steve (segment "But Can She Type?") Steve (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Deborah Harmon
Hostess (segment "But Can She Type?") Hostess (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Michael Prince
Edward Rehnquist (segment "But Can She Type?") Edward Rehnquist (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Amzie Strickland
Cleaning Woman (segment "But Can She Type?") Cleaning Woman (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Jolina Collins
Model (segment "But Can She Type?") Model (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Douglas Blair
Limo Driver (segment "But Can She Type?") Limo Driver (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Ken Sagoes
Workman (segment "But Can She Type?") Workman (segment "But Can She Type?")   See fewer
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Fritz Weaver
Father Matthew Karsighan (segment "The Star") Father Matthew Karsighan (segment "The Star")   See fewer
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Donald Moffat
Dr. Chandler (segment "The Star") Dr. Chandler (segment "The Star")   See fewer
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Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg
Captain Durant (segment "The Star") (as Elizabeth Huddle) Captain Durant (segment "The Star") (as Elizabeth Huddle)   See fewer
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Charles Aidman
Narrator (segments "But Can She Type?" and "The Star") (voice) Narrator (segments "But Can She Type?" and "The Star") (voice)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 186 votes