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Episode 156 – “The Bewitchin’ Pool”

This final offering from  The Twilight Zone  takes up a theme treated in at least four prior episodes, the nature of marriage, but with a difference. “Young Man’s Fancy,” “Passage on the Lady Anne,” “Spur of the Moment,” and “What’s … Continue reading

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Episode 133 – “Ring-a-Ding Girl”

We’ve noted that the title “The Twilight Zone“ is Serling’s name for the imagination, and that that the imagination is the faculty of the mind that constructs possible worlds, and that descriptions of those worlds are couched in terms of … Continue reading

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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 63 – “The Mind and the Matter”

Leibniz (1646-1716) asked two fundamental questions: (1) Why is there something rather than nothing? and (2) Why is it this way and not some other way? Leibniz argues that if the actual world is the product of an omnipotent, omniscient, … Continue reading

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Episode 33 – “Mr. Bevis”

Mr. Bevis is a hippie before there were hippies. He loves zither music, plays with the poor kids on the street, and places no value on getting ahead, maintaining regular employment, or even paying the rent on time. Under the … Continue reading

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