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Episode 72 – “The Grave”

This is a Western with a metaphysical twist. Can someone who is dead commit murder? Can Pinto Sykes, a recently deceased gun-slinger, cause the death of Conny Miller, a bounty hunter who had tried, but failed, to bring about Sykes’ demise? When … Continue reading

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Episode 67 – “The Arrival”

Is there a possible world in which something happens that could not happen? The answer is clearly “no,” since possible worlds contain events that are possible, and compossible (possible at the same time) with other events.  But there are possible worlds in … Continue reading

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Episode 59 – A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

Many time travel episodes are about traveling to the past. This one is about traveling to the future, and then returning to the point in time from which one traveled, that is,  back to the past.  If you go to … Continue reading

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Episode 54 – “The Odyssey of Flight 33”

The possibility and the nature of time travel is a frequent theme  in The Twilight Zone. It is front and center in this one. Inexplicably, a commercial jetliner, a Boeing 707 enroute from London to New York, gains speed, too … Continue reading

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Episode 49 – “Back There”

It’s April 14, 1961, Washington D.C., at the Potomac Club. A group of well-heeled club members play cards and discuss the metaphysics of time travel. One argues that if time travel were possible, one could prevent a financial disaster that … Continue reading

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