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Paladin of the Lost Hour

"Paladin of the Lost Hour" is the second segment of the seventh episode from the first season of the first revival of the television series The Twilight Zone, as well as a novelette by scriptwriter Harlan Ellison. It starred Danny Kaye in one of his final screen appearances. An old, grieving man named Gaspar is standing over a grave in a cemetery when he is attacked by a couple of muggers; as one of the muggers attempts to steal his pocket watch, it begins to glow and burns the mugger's hand. Floating through the air, it returns to Gaspar. A man named Billy, at the cemetery visiting, fends off the muggers helps Gaspar to his feet. Gaspar and Billy discuss what happened at the cemetery. Gaspar tells him he was there to visit his girl and Billy tells him he was visiting a friend's grave. Billy allows Gaspar to stay and rest; when Billy returns, he finds. He discovers that Gaspar is homeless and dying, he offers to let him stay at his apartment. Gaspar, discovers that Billy was visiting the grave of a man he served with in the Vietnam War.

As they watch the news, Billy worries that the world is close to a nuclear war, but Gaspar tells him it is not possible because it is only 11 o'clock. When they are out walking, Billy questions why Gaspar's watch is stuck at 11 o'clock. Gaspar dismisses it. Gaspar throws the man's cigar butt back in his car and reprimands the litterbug that he is "caretaker of Mother Earth". Returning to Billy, Gaspar talks about. Billy tells him about his experiences in Vietnam and explains that the man he visits in the cemetery was a man who sacrificed himself to save his life. Billy has been racked with guilt since; that night, while Gaspar is asleep, Billy tries to look at the pocket watch but it floats away from him and returns to Gaspar, who upon awakening tells Billy what "Gaspar" means: it is the master of the treasure, keeper of the secrets and paladin of the palace. Gaspar wants Billy to accompany him to the cemetery the next day because he believes he is going to die. At the cemetery, Gaspar tells Billy the story of how a pope from the 16th century decreed that the entire civilized world adopt a new calendar, which advanced time by eleven days.

The pope's calculations, were off by one hour. That hour "slipped free and bounced through eternity". Gaspar is the latest of the "paladins of the lost hour", who are tasked with preserving that one hour and preventing the end of time. If Gaspar dies before passing the watch on to another person, the watch will begin to tick. Gaspar offers the watch to Billy. Gaspar asks Billy to use the watch for Gaspar to call back Minna and give him one minute with her, but Billy refuses the request. Gaspar tells Billy that he passed the test; as a reward, Gaspar lets the watch tick for one minute. A Marine in full dress uniform appears. Although he says nothing, Billy smiles knowingly. Billy tells Gaspar that the Marine never knew he saved Billy's life and thought he died in vain, is happy his death served a purpose. Gaspar dies. Released from his guilt, Billy leaves the cemetery as the newest paladin; the novelette, written by Harlan Ellison, won the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novelette and the script won the 1987 Writers Guild of America Award for Anthology Episode/Single Program.

The story is available in Ellison's collection Angry Candy. The novelette and script were written at the same time. Although in the original story it is not stated which man is black and, white, Ellison wrote the script with Turman in mind; the tale had a different ending. When the show's producers said that it needed to be changed, Ellison balked, it was only because the producers were writers for whom Ellison had respect that he considered their idea. He decided that they were correct, changed both the script and the novelette. According to Joe Dante, director Gil Cates demanded that his name be taken off this episode over producer Philip DeGuere's "botched" editing of the segment. List of The Twilight Zone episodes "Paladin of the Lost Hour" on IMDb "Paladin of the Lost Hour" at

Alan Percy

Alan Percy was an English churchman and academic, Master of St John's College and Master of Trinity College, Arundel which he surrendered to Henry VIII in 1545. He was third son of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Maud, daughter of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, he is not known to have been educated at a university, but was vicar of Giggleswick, from 1508 to 1517. On 6 May 1515 he received the rectory of St. Anne, London, which he held till 1518; the new foundation of St. John’s College, chose him as their second master on 29 July 1516 with an eye to his Lancastrian connections and family influence, But he resigned the mastership two years on 1 November 1518. On 2 April 1520 Henry VIII gave him a house and garden at Stepney, he gave up claims on the college the following year. With other preferments he pursued a clerical career. On 25 October 1521 he became rector of St. Mary-at-Hill, which he held for the rest of his life. In 1526 Thomas Boleyn, Viscount Rochford presented him to the rectory of Norfolk.

He became Master of the collegiate church of the Holy Trinity at Arundel, where he succeeded the musician Edward Hygons at some point between 1535 and 1539. The College might have escaped the Dissolution of the Monasteries, since in the early 1540s it had been granted property from Hayling Priory, other land from the dissolved St John's Priory at nearby Poling and Shipley, but an eventual dissolution of the College was prompted at court by Henry Lord Maltravers. Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk gave him the rectory of Earsham, Norfolk, in 1558. Percy died in May 1560, was buried in the old chapel of St. John's College, where there were a brass and a marble tomb to his memory; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Percy, Alan". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

The Common Good (political party)

The Common Good is a small Christian political party in the United Kingdom. Founded and led by Richard Rodgers, a clergyman and orthopaedic registrar living in Northfield, the party's principles are based on his Christian faith. Rodgers has competed in several elections for Common Good, including various parliamentary by-elections. In all cases Common Good have lost their deposit. No one else has been an election candidate for the party. In 2016, the party campaigned for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union during the referendum. Parliamentary election Rodgers has appeared on ballot papers variously as "Richard Rodgers", "Rev Dick Rodgers" and "Dick Rodgers". European Parliament elections Local elections "The Common Good Statement of Accounts 2008". Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. Rodgers, Dick. "The Man With a Globe on His Head". The Stirrer. Retrieved 8 February 2010


Finiq is a predominantly Greek-inhabited settlement, considered town or village, municipality in Vlorë County, in southern Albania located 8 km from the Ionian Sea and 20 km north of the Greek border. It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Aliko, Dhivër, Finiq and Mesopotam, that became municipal units; the seat of the municipality is the village Dermish. The total population is 10,529, in a total area of 444.28 km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 1,333, however according to the civil offices was 6,780; the 2015 Albanian civil registry recorded a much higher municipal population of 39,055. The municipal unit of Finiq comprises the villages Finiq, Buronjë, Çlirim, Karahaxhë and Bregas. Finiq and all the villages of the municipality are inhabited by ethnic Greeks, except the village of Çlirim, mixed. In antiquity, Phoenice was the political center of the Epirot Greek tribe of the Chaonians. Early Byzantine architecture is evident in the settlement in particurlar that of the three aisled basilica type.

According to the Chronicle of Gjirokaster the first years of Ottoman rule were peaceful but after the Fall of Constantinople Finiki was destroyed by the Muslims. At the end of the 16th century Finiki witnessed a drastic population increase and became one of the largest settlements in the area with 359 households. At 1870 a secondary Greek language school was operating in Finiq. Phoenice Chaonians Konstantinos. Giakoumis. "The monasteries of Jorgucat and Vanishte in Dropull and of Spelaio in Lunxheri as monuments and institutions during the Ottoman period in Albania". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 20 May 2018. Https://

Zaza (play)

Zaza is a French-language play written by playwrights Pierre Berton and Charles Simon, staged for the first time at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris, in May 1898. The title character is a prostitute who becomes a music hall entertainer and the mistress of a married man; the play is best known in the English-speaking world in the adaptation of the same title by David Belasco, which premiered at the Lafayette Square Opera House in Washington, D. C. in December 1898, subsequently opened at the Garrick Theatre in New York City, in January 1899. Zaza (France, 1913, dir. Adrien Caillard, with Maria Ventura Zaza, with Pauline Frederick Zaza, with Gloria Swanson Zaza, with Claudette Colbert Zaza, with Isa Miranda Zaza, with Lilo de la Passardière Media related to Zaza at Wikimedia Commons

Tagetes lemmonii

Tagetes lemmonii, or Lemmon's marigold, is a North American species of shrubby marigold, in the daisy family. Other English names for this plant include Copper Canyon Daisy, Mountain Marigold, Mexican Marigold, it is native to the states of Sonora and Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico as well as southern Arizona in the United States. Tagetes lemmonii is a shrub sometimes reaching as much as 240 cm tall. Leaves are up to 12 cm long, pinnately compound into 3-5 leaflets, each leaflet narrowly lance-shaped with teeth along the edge; the plant produces many small flower heads in a flat-topped array, each head with 3-8 ray florets and 12-30 disc florets. The species is named for husband of American botanist Sarah Plummer Lemmon. Tagetes lemmonii can sometimes be blooming for up to 10 months, it can get up to 8 feet tall by across. The foliage is pungent; the species is drought tolerant in a Mediterranean climate and much used in California gardens where it tolerates light frosts without damage. Photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Arizona Territory in 1882, isotype of Tagetes lemmonii