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Episode 80 – “A Quality of Mercy”

This is one of several episodes set close to the end of a war, in this case, the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. In contrast to the beginning of a war, when no one knows which … Continue reading

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Episode 76 – “Still Valley”

Like “The Passersby,” “Still Valley” is set late in the Civil War, as the South is losing the war. It is in this context that the episode addresses the ethics of war and warfare. There are two large questions about the … Continue reading

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Episode 74 – “Deaths-Head Revisited”

Many Twilight Zone episodes provide fodder for philosophical reflection precisely because they invite us to exercise our concepts and attempt to apply them to possible cases and worlds where the strangeness of the circumstances makes doing so a real challenge, one … Continue reading

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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 71 – “The Mirror”

“The Mirror” is a rather heavy-handed warning about the tendency of revolutions to lead to tyranny and fascism. Airing within two years of Castro’s rise to power in Cuba, Serling is unapologetic about this episode’s presentation of a fictional version … Continue reading

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