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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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Episode 66 – “Two”

Serling summarizes the episode with the simple description that it is a love story in The Twilight Zone. And that it is, but a love story set in conditions hardly conducive to the fostering of love, or of anything short … Continue reading

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Episode 64 – “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up”

How do we, and more philosophically, how ought we assess the character and motives of others, particularly in the face of potential threats to our well-being? How should we interpret the actions, claims, and even appearance of others as either menacing … Continue reading

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Episode 51 – “The Invaders”

A poor woman, living in a rustic shack in some lonely hollow, in a place that looks very much like Appalachia, faces off against the invaders, miniature creatures who have crash landed their flying saucer into her attic. What follows … Continue reading

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Episode 37 – “King Nine Will Not Return”

Captain Embry crashes his WW2 prop plane in the desert.  The rest of the crew is gone, and Embry doesn’t know what has happened. He hallucinates, sees and understands technology of the future, and concludes “There’s not a single thing … Continue reading

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