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Ep.16 - The Threshold

 
  Original Airdate: April 2, 1981
Writer: Scott Hamner
Director: Herbert Hirschman

Description:

 

Prologue:

  "The post-war world was an era of innovation; we stood upon the threshold of a new age which was ruled by sudden change. Technical advancements in medicine, science and electronics had a profound effect on the way we lived and thought. None of us dreamed how deeply we would be affected by those advancements even though we were close by when it all began."

Synopsis:

 

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Secondary Story:

 
 



Epilogue:

 
  "The Board of Trustees did decide to develop a Television Department at Boatwright. Not only did it enable me to complete my book but it was a turning point in my career as a writer. Television became the most awesome tool in mass communication ever to be developed, and all our lives on and off Waltons Mountain were never to be the same."

Episode Notes & Interesting Facts:

 
 
  • Ivor Francis who plays the role of Dean Beck previously played Prof. Hoadley in "The Breakdown" (s4-ep6)
  • During the closing "Goodnights" Elizabeth asks John-Boy about appearing on T.V. When she asks what the title would be if he could create a television show of his own he replies, "I don't know, since I write best about this family, I guess I'd call it The Waltons."

Additional Cast:

 
 

 


Joe Conley (Ike Godsey), Ronnie Claire Edwards (Corabeth), Peggy Rea (Rose), Robert Wightman (John-Boy), Michael and Marshall Reed (John Curtis), Leslie Winston (Cindy Walton), William Schallert (Stanley Perkins), Pearl Shear (Zuleika Dunbar), Ivor Francis (Dean Beck), Mindy Dow (Urbania), Colleen Casey (Melpomene), Karen Louise Scott (Erato), Young Boy (Jonathon Woodward)

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