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Episode 16 – “The Hitch Hiker”

Ostensibly, this is about two persons, Nan Adams, on a road trip to L.A. from the East Coast, and a hitch hiker, a tramp, looking for a ride. The problem for Nan is that the hitch hiker keeps reappearing throughout … Continue reading

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Episode 8 – “Time Enough at Last”

“Make it quick and get back to your cage!” That’s the command Henry Bemis’s bank president boss barks out after berating him for reading on the job, and more generally for his interest in poetry, fiction, and books generally, an … Continue reading

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Episode 6 “Escape Clause”

Walter Bedeker is a misogynist, a hypochondriac, and a self-centered fool. He’s pre-occupied by the inevitability of his death, even though he is clearly not ill. “Why does a man have to die? The world goes on for millions of years…why does … 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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Episode 3 “Mr. Denton on Doomsday”

It’s difficult to watch the opening scene without feeling embarrassed and sad for Al Denton.  Serling’s description of Denton’s character captures the key issue: Denton would give an arm or a leg for a “second chance.”  We’re placed in a … Continue reading

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