The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Encounter 

Post WWII Hawaii. Two men of once-opposing races stuck in an attic full of war trophies, including a samurai sword waiting to dutifully avenge its slain master.

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A man, Fenton, is cleaning out his attic when a Japanese gardener, Arthur Takamori, stops by asking if he would like his grass cut. Fenton invites him up for a beer but, having served in the Pacific during World War II, isn't quite sure what to make of his visitor. He has his prejudices but wavers as Arthur says he was born in the USA and is no different than any other American. As they discuss their pasts, it's revealed that both men have lied and are haunted by what happened to them. Written by garykmcd

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1 May 1964 (USA)  »

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Ironically, actor George Takei was imprisoned with his family in a United States internment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He went on to write a Broadway play about the experience. See more »

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Taro: I got a short fuse, so don't strike matches.
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It's Worth a Look for a True TZ Fan
29 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous commenter really tore this episode apart. It is not the best, or my favorite of Twilight Zone episodes, but it is worth the look for the true Twilight Zone fan. This episode is available through Image Entertainment in either the Complete Definitive Collection or The Season 5 Definitive Collection. I am not trying to spam, however I will put the disclaimer that I do work for Image. I have seen many comments that certain episodes are "rare" or "hard to find." I just want to say that this isn't true. We have all the episodes in their entirety. I am not in sales and do not profit. I love Twilight Zone - even the hokey episodes.


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