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Episode 34 – “The After Hours”

Marcia appears to be the most ordinary of persons, in the most ordinary of circumstances, a department store.  Marcia is the consummate shopper: she knows what she wants and is in the process of taking steps to get it. Even … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – “Nightmare as a Child”

Miss Foley’s nightmare as a child wasn’t a dream, it was the actual murder of her mother, witnessed by her as a 10 year old and then suppressed in memory.  Her mother’s murderer knows that she doesn’t remember the murder, … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – “Mirror Image”

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge studies the nature of knowledge and deals with skepticism, the worry that nobody knows anything. Metaphysics concerns what exists, and what relationships hold between things that exist.Metaphysical issues include the problem of other minds, … Continue reading

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Episode 13 – “The Four of Us are Dying”

Serling is quite good at describing losers. In “What You Need” Mr. Fred Renard is described as “a sour man, a friendless man, a lonely man, a grasping, compulsive nervous man. This is a man who has lived 36 undistinguished … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – “Judgement Night”

One might think that this episode is about retribution. A Nazi submarine captain is punished for sinking a civilian British ship, the Queen of Glasgow, which has separated from its convoy.  But there’s more to it than that. The punishment … Continue reading

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