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Episode 37 – “King Nine Will Not Return”

Captain Embry crashes his WW2 prop plane in the desert.  The rest of the crew is gone, and Embry doesn’t know what has happened. He hallucinates, sees and understands technology of the future, and concludes “There’s not a single thing … Continue reading

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Episode 36 – “A World of His Own”

Serling provides a comedic romp through the metaphysics of fictional discourse. The setting is the home of Mr. Gregory West, “one of America’s most noted playwrights.”  Mr. West is being poured a drink by his mistress, his beautiful, adoring, and … Continue reading

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Episode 34 – “The After Hours”

Marcia appears to be the most ordinary of persons, in the most ordinary of circumstances, a department store.  Marcia is the consummate shopper: she knows what she wants and is in the process of taking steps to get it. Even … Continue reading

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Episode 23 – “A World of Difference”

Rod Serling asserts at the start that there is a fine line between what we “assume to be real and that which is manufactured by a mind.” Like “Where is Everybody,” the main character attempts to connect to reality by … Continue reading

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Episode 11 – “And When the Sky Was Opened”

This is a difficult story to describe, and to assess. The difficulty of description may be central to the point being made. Three pilots test an experimental spacecraft, but disappear from radar for a full 24 hours during the flight, … Continue reading

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