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Episode 113 – “The Parallel”

Works of fiction, including episodes of The Twilight Zone, are, or appear to be, representations of possible worlds. Insofar as they succeed in representing what is possible, they do represent possible worlds. In their simplest form, a work of fiction represents … Continue reading

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Episode 92 – “Person or Persons Unknown”

As Serling notes, David Gurney has lost something he didn’t even know he had, his identity. A special feature of David Gurney’s circumstances is that he hasn’t lost his sense of who he is, or more neutrally, his belief that … Continue reading

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Episode 91 – “Little Girl Lost”

You know you’re in the Twilight Zone when you witness a set of parents discover that their daughter is missing, and they don’t call the police. They call a physicist. Oddly, that turns out to be a good move, because … 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 58 – “Long-Distance Call”

Billy, a five year old boy, is given toy telephone by his adoring grandmother on his birthday, days before she dies. She tells him that the phone is for the exclusive communication between the two of them. After her death, … Continue reading

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