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Episode 147 – “Sounds and Silences”

“Sounds and Silences” is a rather heavy-handed character sketch of an individual who is deeply flawed as a husband, as a boss, and simply as a member of  humanity. Roswell Flemington’s  flaws are related to his interests and values. He … Continue reading

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Episode 138 – “Black Leather Jackets”

It is fascinating that some intelligent creatures from another planet, creatures far more advanced than any creatures on earth, are represented in this episode as members of a motorcycle gang, clad in black leather jackets. In the 1960s, and even … Continue reading

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Episode 132 – “Ninety Years Without Slumbering”

The elderly are often marginalized, discounted as mentally deficient, and viewed as a drain on the resources earmarked for the young and well. “Ninety Years Without Slumbering” follows on the heels of  “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain.” Both … Continue reading

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Episode 126 – “Living Doll”

In our discussion of “The New Exhibit” we pointed out that dolls, dummies, mannequins and wax figures, and other three dimensional representations of the human body, figure prominently in several episodes. In that episode, we noted, the belief that the … Continue reading

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Episode 123 – “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”

In light of The Twilight Zone‘s attention to philosophical themes related to the imagination, it isn’t surprising that there are several episodes that explore what happens when the imagination, understood as a faculty of the mind, takes on an out-sized … Continue reading

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