Monthly Archives: July 2019

Episode 128 – “Uncle Simon”

In 1964, in contrast to today, robots were not ubiquitous. They did, however, have a significant presence in The Twilight Zone.  The unintended consequences of robotic athletes competing in sports is explored in “The Mighty Casey” and “Steel.” A mechanical … Continue reading

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Episode 127 – “The Old Man in the Cave”

Imagine coming across an isolated group of individuals who avow their allegiance to someone they refer to as the old man in the cave, a man they admit they have never seen, but who communicates with them in the form … Continue reading

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Episode 126 – “Living Doll”

In our discussion of “The New Exhibit” we pointed out that dolls, dummies, mannequins and wax figures, and other three dimensional representations of the human body, figure prominently in several episodes. In that episode, we noted, the belief that the … Continue reading

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Episode 125 – “The Last Night of a Jockey”

Most of us have had the experience of being misunderstood by others. Sometimes these misunderstandings are small. For example, a host may choose to serve you a vegetarian meal, mistaking you for a vegetarian, when you were really hoping for … Continue reading

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Episode 124 – “A Kind of Stopwatch”

In the normal course of things, time passes. Our awareness of the passage of time is intimately related to our experience of happenings, or events, in the world and in ourselves. When we explicitly measure time, using a watch, a … Continue reading

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