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Episode 48 – “Dust”

When things are really tough, we tend to hope for something miraculous to happen, for some bit of magic that will transform some inevitable doom. Of course, hoping that something will be the case is a form of imagining it to … Continue reading

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Episode 47 – “Night of the Meek”

“Night of the Meek” is a Christian morality tale, a Christmas miracle story. It is about sympathy and support for the meek: the poor, the young, the old, the homeless and the impaired. We see the meek in these forms, … Continue reading

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Episode 42 – “The Eye of the Beholder”

The notoriety of this story in the Twilight Zone corpus is surely due to the way it hits us over the head with the truth expressed in the episode’s title.  But that truth is easily misunderstood, and the power of … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – “A Nice Place to Visit”

One way to try to get a handle on the nature of the good, and of evil, is to reflect on our desires and their possible fulfillment.  We think of the good as the state in which our desires are … Continue reading

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Episode 26 – “The Execution”

Serling refers to the execution of an unrepentant murderer as “a necktie party,” but the characterization belies the seriousness of the subject, which is justice.  The episode paints a stark contrast: a changing world, transformed by technology from the late … Continue reading

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