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Episode 115 – “The New Exhibit”

Several Twilight Zone  episodes feature animated mannequins, dolls,  or puppets.    In “The After Hours”, store mannequins  take turns participating in living among humans.  “The Dummy”  features a ventriloquist’s  life-size “dummy” companion who breaks free of the ventriloquist’s control of its linguistic output … Continue reading

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Episode 109 – “Jesse-Belle”

“Jesse-Belle” is, as Serling notes in his opening narration, a familiar love triangle. Jesse-Belle and Ellwyn are each in love with Billy-Ben, who is alternatively attracted to each, but  ultimately must make a choice.   Is the selection of a lover … Continue reading

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Episode 108 – “Death Ship”

Setting a spaceship safely down on a newly discovered planet is fraught with danger, even in the technologically advanced future of 1997 (as represented in 1963, when this episode aired), the year in which Spaceship E89 is traveling around the … Continue reading

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Episode 104 – “The Thirty Fathom Grave”

It is not uncommon for individuals who have  survived multi-casualty events, such as  wars, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, floods,  and other disasters, natural and human-induced, to struggle with their good fortune, in the midst of so much bad fortune. This phenomenon,  … Continue reading

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Episode 102 – “The Changing of the Guard”

If philosophy is the love (philo) of wisdom (sophia), it is also  about the acquisition of wisdom through education.  If the goal of education is the acquisition of wisdom, or knowledge, how can we best achieve that goal, and what … Continue reading

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