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Episode 139 – “Night Call”

When Miss Elva Keene, and elderly and infirm woman living in rural Maine, appears to be getting phone calls in the middle of the night, what is really happening, or at least what really matters, is that she is remembering … Continue reading

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Episode 133 – “Ring-a-Ding Girl”

We’ve noted that the title “The Twilight Zone“ is Serling’s name for the imagination, and that that the imagination is the faculty of the mind that constructs possible worlds, and that descriptions of those worlds are couched in terms of … Continue reading

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Episode 132 – “Ninety Years Without Slumbering”

The elderly are often marginalized, discounted as mentally deficient, and viewed as a drain on the resources earmarked for the young and well. “Ninety Years Without Slumbering” follows on the heels of  “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain.” Both … Continue reading

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Episode 131 – “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain”

Among the most fundamental features of being human is that we are living things, and like all living things, we age and ultimately we die.  It may seem odd, but there are many philosophers who have denied or downplayed this … Continue reading

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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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