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Episode 153 – “The Brain Center at Whipples”

Serling describes “The Brain Center at Whipples”  as “a tale of oddness and obsolescence.” Extreme automation and the wholesale replacement of human labor by computers and robots may have seemed odd to Serling, but it is something with which we … Continue reading

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Episode 120 – “The Bard”

Here’s a thought experiment and two guiding questions: Imagine that William Shakespeare could write for television. How would he fare, and what does answering the question tell us about television as an art form? Julius Moomer has, somewhat unintentionally, conjured … Continue reading

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Episode 60 – “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”

What, if anything,  has lasting or intrinsic value?  Suppose your strategy is to steal something of great value and hold onto it for a hundred years, with the hope of cashing in when the heat is off. Is that a … Continue reading

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