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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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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 15 – “I Shot an Arrow into the Air”

This is the lifeboat dilemma with a twist. You’re on a lifeboat with others. There’s a limited supply of water, not enough for everyone to survive until rescued. Some are hurt; others not. How do you justly allocate essential resources … Continue reading

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