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Episode 103 – “In His Image”

Alan Talbot checks his watch, murders a religious fanatic in the subway, and arrives late to an appointment with his girlfriend. Just another day in New York, or is something unusual happening? The next thing we see is Alan Talbot … Continue reading

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Episode 100 – “I Sing the Body Electric”

An electronic data-processing system in the shape of a woman capable of giving loving supervision to your children. That’s the claim of Facsimile Limited. It fits the bill for a family of five, reduced to four by the death of … Continue reading

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Episode 44 – “The Lateness of the Hour”

Technology can be marvelous. Cars whisk us to our destinations, washing machines clean our clothes. In this episode we see technology in spades: Jaina’s father has created technology that goes beyond our wildest dreams. Robotic servants and a fully controlled … Continue reading

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Episode 40 – “A Thing About Machines”

B. Finchley drives an elegant car and lives in an elegant house. He’s clearly rich. But his first interaction is with the TV repairman, who he thinks is ripping him off. ┬áThe repairman accuses Finchley of mistreating his electronics, kicking … Continue reading

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Episode 35 – “The Mighty Casey”

This episode anticipates what would be an impressive achievement in artificial intelligence and robotics, the development and implementation of a robotic major league pitcher. ┬áThis machine, “Casey,” looks like a human, but is still a special purpose machine, designed to … Continue reading

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