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Episode 115 – “The New Exhibit”

Several Twilight Zone  episodes feature animated mannequins, dolls,  or puppets.    In “The After Hours”, store mannequins  take turns participating in living among humans.  “The Dummy”  features a ventriloquist’s  life-size “dummy” companion who breaks free of the ventriloquist’s control of its linguistic output … Continue reading

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Episode 107 – “Mute”

We can put the imagination to use in philosophy when we use it to generate and reflect on possible worlds that test or stretch our familiar concepts  from the actual world. In the actual world (at least at this writing) … 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 36 – “A World of His Own”

Serling provides a comedic romp through the metaphysics of fictional discourse. The setting is the home of Mr. Gregory West, “one of America’s most noted playwrights.”  Mr. West is being poured a drink by his mistress, his beautiful, adoring, and … Continue reading

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Episode 4 “Sixteen Millimeter Shrine”

“Picture of a woman, looking at a picture…” – Serling’s opening narration is about representation. The picture is a film – a sixteen millimeter film being projected in the living room of Barbara Jean Trenton (played by Eda Lupino!), a … Continue reading

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