Always lingering in the shadow of "Twilight Zone",
"Night Gallery" never received the love or critical respect
that Rod Serling's first TV series received. Serling gave
up creative control for "Night Gallery" hoping he would
work less unfortunately that wasn't often the case as he
would battle producer Jack Laird and others at Universal
to insure a quality series. Although Sterling's name was
above the title (so-to-speak), "Night Gallery" was as much
writer-producer-director Jack Laird's show as it was Serling's.
The third season of "Night Gallery" still managed to
have a number of classic episodes even though they were
sometimes fewer and far between compared to seasons one
and two. ---
Image & Sound:
Universal has done a stellar job with the transfers
for the third season (much as they did with the second).
The show does look soft on occasion but the overall presentation
is quite nice. Image quality is surprisingly good with nice
detail and although the colors are a bit subdued by modern
standards, that's the look of the show itself and was pretty
typical of early 70's TV shows. ***
The mono soundtrack sounds nice and clear although
there is some dullness that creeps in on some of the "lost"
episodes simply because they had to use a variety of sources
for the sound to complete them. ***
Subtitles are in English (SDH).