“Time Enough at Last” from The twilight zone. Season 1

From Andrea  Kalinowski
Author:  Lyn  Venable
“Time Enough at Last” from The twilight zone. Season 1 [videorecording DVD]
Time Enough at Last” is a television episode of The Twilight Zone, which is now on DVD. The television episode was based on a short story written by Lyn (Marilyn) Venable. It is a Twilight Zone episode with which all librarians can sympathize to a degree. Henry Bemis, played by Burgess Meredith, is a glasses-wearing bank teller with the soul of a reader. Everyone is exhorting him to focus on real life when he would rather be lost in the pages of a book, any book. One day at work, the unthinkable happens. He glances at the paper, while in the vault enjoying lunch and the headline screams “H-Bomb.” The earth beneath him begins to ripple and when it stills again, he emerges and finds the promised destruction. He is alone and free to pursue his passion. He finds a destroyed library and begins to build piles of books for this week, next week, and the week thereafter and then the unthinkable happens … .