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Episode 103 – “In His Image”

Alan Talbot checks his watch, murders a religious fanatic in the subway, and arrives late to an appointment with his girlfriend. Just another day in New York, or is something unusual happening? The next thing we see is Alan Talbot … Continue reading

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Episode 100 – “I Sing the Body Electric”

An electronic data-processing system in the shape of a woman capable of giving loving supervision to your children. That’s the claim of Facsimile Limited. It fits the bill for a family of five, reduced to four by the death of … Continue reading

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Episode 99 – “Young Man’s Fancy”

The term “fancy” was used in 17th and 18th century philosophy as the name of the faculty of imagination, and what one fancied is what one imagined. Although the term isn’t used that way anymore, it is used in a … 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 90 – “The Fugitive”

A fugitive is a person on the run, someone escaping conditions in their own culture or country uncomfortable enough to make the effort to uproot and adjust to an unfamiliar, and often unfriendly, place worth the often considerable risks.  The … Continue reading

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