Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 2, Episode 4

Doomsday (13 Oct. 1959)

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A poor, pretty, village woman living ancient England is sentenced to be burned at the stake, for the natural death of her lover, the son of an Earl. So she shouts out a curse that the ... See full summary »

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Edward Atienza ...
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A poor, pretty, village woman living ancient England is sentenced to be burned at the stake, for the natural death of her lover, the son of an Earl. So she shouts out a curse that the oldest son of every generation to come of the Earl will die before the father. Written by Directorgene

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We swear...this is TRUE...it was told to us by a friend of a friend of a friend's ex-wife's uncle...
1 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Like the rest of the stories on "One Step Beyond", this one claims that the supernatural stuff that occurs in the show is 100%. Yeah...sure. However, the story is reasonably interesting though a tad predictable.

The show starts hundreds of years ago. I rich Lord's son is dying and he vows to kill the Doctor if the young man dies. The Doc does what any responsible doctor would do after bleeding the guy repeatedly--claim he's not at fault and say that a local woman bewitched the son! So, they did what any responsible rich Lord would do--they have a quickie trial and then execute the lady! As she was about to be taken away to her death, she curses the family--saying that the eldest son will ALWAYS precede the father in death (what an oddly specific curse--I would have thought toads in their underwear or horns growing out of their heads would have sufficed).

Centuries have passed. And, like the woman's curse said, eight generations of first-born men have died before their fathers. Now, the soon to be number nine is about to jump out of his skin! Why? Because dad is dying--and that means he must die first...and quite soon. What's next? See the show.

The biggest problem I had with the show was having the same actor (Donald Harron) playing the original father AND the father in the present day. Genetics do NOT work that way---even if you marry successive generations of your own sisters! What a dumb cliché--and it tended to cheapen the show. Plus, the ending was pretty easy to predict.


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