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Episode 48 – “Dust”

When things are really tough, we tend to hope for something miraculous to happen, for some bit of magic that will transform some inevitable doom. Of course, hoping that something will be the case is a form of imagining it to … Continue reading

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Episode 47 – “Night of the Meek”

“Night of the Meek” is a Christian morality tale, a Christmas miracle story. It is about sympathy and support for the meek: the poor, the young, the old, the homeless and the impaired. We see the meek in these forms, … Continue reading

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Episode 42 – “The Eye of the Beholder”

The notoriety of this story in the Twilight Zone corpus is surely due to the way it hits us over the head with the truth expressed in the episode’s title.  But that truth is easily misunderstood, and the power of … Continue reading

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Episode 35 – “The Mighty Casey”

This episode anticipates what would be an impressive achievement in artificial intelligence and robotics, the development and implementation of a robotic major league pitcher.  This machine, “Casey,” looks like a human, but is still a special purpose machine, designed to … Continue reading

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Episode 25 – “People are Alike All Over”

If intelligence is a kind, and humans are just instances of that kind, we can expect that intelligence on other planets, if it exists, will be like ours, that people are alike all over. This is the initial speculation of … Continue reading

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