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Episode 91 – “Little Girl Lost”

You know you’re in the Twilight Zone when you witness a set of parents discover that their daughter is missing, and they don’t call the police. They call a physicist. Oddly, that turns out to be a good move, because … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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Episode 82 – “One More Pallbearer”

The possibility of nuclear war, and of the complete annihilation of life on our planet, loomed larger in the popular imagination of the early 1960s than it does now. In the United States, a civilian infrastructure for dealing with nuclear … Continue reading

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Episode 69 – “The Passersby”

Is sympathy called for in response to the opening scene when we realize, that the passersby are Confederate soldiers at the close of The Civil War in April, 1865, and the house they are passing contains an ailing Confederate woman, Lavinia, whose … Continue reading

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Episode 68 – “The Shelter”

During the fall of 2001 students in my Introduction to Philosophy course watched this episode on the afternoon  the same day in which, hours before, the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. were attacked … Continue reading

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