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Episode 75 – “The Midnight Sun”

There’s a Tom Lehrer song is entitled “We’ll All Go Together When We Go.” In it Lehrer manages to humorously describe the end of the world in a nuclear meltdown. Serling’s “Midnight Sun” was written at about the same time … Continue reading

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Episode 64 – “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up”

How do we, and more philosophically, how ought we assess the character and motives of others, particularly in the face of potential threats to our well-being? How should we interpret the actions, claims, and even appearance of others as either menacing … Continue reading

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Episode 22 – “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”

To the extent that there is a moral fabric among humanity, it is indeed fragile, and in this episode it is intentionally torn asunder by conquerors from outside humanity. The fabric, the moral structure that makes it possible for Maple … Continue reading

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Episode 20 – “Elegy”

Three astronauts, lost in space, sometime in the future, land on a planet  a lot like earth. There are barns, dogs, and people, but nothing moves. The upshot: They’ve arrived at a cemetery,  and though they don’t know it, it’s … Continue reading

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Episode 14 – “Third From the Sun”

This is one of several Twilight Zone episodes about the terror of nuclear war, and the second in the first fourteen episodes. In contrast to “Time Enough at Last,” where Henry Bemis is oblivious to the coming peril, is episode … Continue reading

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