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Episode 128 – “Uncle Simon”

In 1964, in contrast to today, robots were not ubiquitous. They did, however, have a significant presence in The Twilight Zone.  The unintended consequences of robotic athletes competing in sports is explored in “The Mighty Casey” and “Steel.” A mechanical … Continue reading

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Episode 121 – “In Praise of Pip”

In our interactions with one another, and also in our observations of the actions of individuals in fiction, we find ourselves assessing behavior. We judge individuals as good, or kind, or vicious, or even evil. We consider what has been … Continue reading

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Episode 118 – “On Thursday We Leave for Home”

Although it takes place a billion miles from earth, “On Thursday We Leave for Home” is decidedly about about problems that one need not travel one mile from the surface of the earth to discover. It is about how an … Continue reading

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Episode 115 – “The New Exhibit”

Several Twilight Zone  episodes feature animated mannequins, dolls,  or puppets.    In “The After Hours”, store mannequins  take turns participating in living among humans.  “The Dummy”  features a ventriloquist’s  life-size “dummy” companion who breaks free of the ventriloquist’s control of its linguistic output … Continue reading

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Episode 109 – “Jesse-Belle”

“Jesse-Belle” is, as Serling notes in his opening narration, a familiar love triangle. Jesse-Belle and Ellwyn are each in love with Billy-Ben, who is alternatively attracted to each, but  ultimately must make a choice.   Is the selection of a lover … Continue reading

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