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Episode 79 – “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”

In discussions about the nature of knowledge, skepticism looms large: How do we know we are not brains in vats? How do we know we are not dreaming? In raising these skeptical worries we are acutely aware that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Episode 53 – “Twenty-Two”

Miss Liz Powell has a problem. She has a recurring dream, but  she finds it “difficult to decide which is reality, and which is nightmare.” Does she dream that she wakes up from her hospital bed, knock a  water glass … Continue reading

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Episode 37 – “King Nine Will Not Return”

Captain Embry crashes his WW2 prop plane in the desert.  The rest of the crew is gone, and Embry doesn’t know what has happened. He hallucinates, sees and understands technology of the future, and concludes “There’s not a single thing … 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 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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