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In response to Matthew Okada's letter (Viewers' Views...

September 27, 1987

In response to Matthew Okada's letter (Viewers' Views, Aug. 30) about the new "Twilight Zone" lacking in "social comment" and its narrator being nothing like Rod Serling in voice or spirit, I put forth that every single segment of its limited run had a message of social significance focusing on such themes as the nuclear threat, the balance of peace, the perils of technology, isolation in a mass society, life choices, not being able to change the past or influence the course of history, etc. Charles Aidman, the narrator of the new "Zone," is very much like Serling in spirit, if not voice. He appeared in at least three of the original show's episodes. I don't know about Okada, but I would certainly prefer Aidman, someone who would know more about Serling's original intent, to some rip-off Serling impersonator, which would have cheapened the show's style and impact considerably.

Michelle S. Lanphere, El Segundo

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