Category Archives: reflections

Episode 156 – “The Bewitchin’ Pool”

This final offering from  The Twilight Zone  takes up a theme treated in at least four prior episodes, the nature of marriage, but with a difference. “Young Man’s Fancy,” “Passage on the Lady Anne,” “Spur of the Moment,” and “What’s … Continue reading

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Episode 155 – “The Fear”

Fear is a complex emotion. It is a visceral feeling which is unmistakable to the person possessing it. Yet it can be difficult to describe the feeling to others, what describe it is like to feel fear.  Is fear felt … Continue reading

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Episode 154 – “Come Wander with Me”

As soon as Floyd Burney stops at a broken bridge in the woods and leaves his car, he enters unfamiliar territory. It isn’t long before we know that this will be his last journey. We are primed and prepared for … Continue reading

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Episode 153 – “The Brain Center at Whipples”

Serling describes “The Brain Center at Whipples”  as “a tale of oddness and obsolescence.” Extreme automation and the wholesale replacement of human labor by computers and robots may have seemed odd to Serling, but it is something with which we … Continue reading

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Episode 152 – “Mr. Garrity and the Graves”

The town of Happiness, Arizona cries out for study by moral philosophers. To figure out whether it lives up to its name, perhaps we first need to settle on the nature of happiness. Or maybe we’ll know it when we … Continue reading

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