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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 89 – “To Serve Man”

If a race of creatures from space showed up on our doorstep, what should we do?  What do we normally do when we are confronted by individuals or groups who we don’t know?  What should they do? How should they … Continue reading

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Episode 88 – “The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtebank”

Jeff Myrtebank succumbs to the flu as a young man in rural Kentucky, or thereabouts, in the 1920s. His family physician, Dr. Bolton, declares him dead, and his family administers last rites at their country church. During the service, Jeff … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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Episode 64 – “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up”

How do we, and more philosophically, how ought we assess the character and motives of others, particularly in the face of potential threats to our well-being? How should we interpret the actions, claims, and even appearance of others as either menacing … Continue reading

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