Computers: Play It Again, This Time in Color

Electronic magic touches up the classics of black-and-white

When Robert Duvall falls in love with a toy doll this week in the syndicated rerun of a 21-year-old episode of The Twilight Zone called Miniature, he is transported into new dimensions not only of sight and sound but, for the first time, of color as well. As Duvall's dollhouse sweetheart comes magically to life, the set of Rod Selling's stark black-and-white classic is suddenly painted in rainbow hues.

Serling is one of the dozens of television pioneers who did their best work before the advent of...

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