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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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Episode 117 – “The Incredible World of Horace Ford”

In the 17th and 18th centuries, philosophers found it useful to carve up the mind into different components, which they called “faculties.” Descartes, writing in the 17th century, distinguished between the faculties of sensation, imagination, reason, and memory. He, and other philosophers … Continue reading

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