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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┬áThe 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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Episode 23 – “A World of Difference”

Rod Serling asserts at the start that there is a fine line between what we “assume to be real and that which is manufactured by a mind.” Like “Where is Everybody,” the main character attempts to connect to reality by … Continue reading

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