Watch Way Out, Roald Dahl's Twilight-Zone-esque TV show

The Internet Archive has five episodes of Way Out, a weird mystery-thriller drama series from the 1950s that adapted Roald Dahl stories, in the style of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. In this episode, a terminally ill man wrestles with a future as a brain in a jar.

Way Out by Roald Dahl (via MeFi)


  1. Wow, that is cool. I love old kinescopes as well – a fascinating way to archive video before they had tape!

  2. Been wanting to see these for a long time. First recall hearing about on some Museum of Television and Radio network tv special hosted by Mike Farrell.

  3. Go Mary!
    This has always been one of my favorite Roald Dahl stories. Here, Dahl does what he does best: taking the bright, shiny technicolor dreams of the space age off the shelf, and then rubbing the sticky, emotional mess that is human relationships all over them.
    We need more writers like him. Desperately.

  4. If you’ve never read Dahl’s autobiography do so immediately! Its quite illuminating to read how his childhood undoubtedly affected the color of his work. Oh, and personally, as a kid and subsequent childish adult I’ve always found The Twits to be my favorite short story of his…

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