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The Tale of the Dream Machine 

An aspiring writer finds a typewriter that makes whatever is written about somebody come true.



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Episode cast overview:
Michael Hong ...
Sean Hackett
Jennifer Johnson
Joel Gordon ...
Rikee Madoff ...
Mrs. Dodds
Black Robed Figure
Jason Alisharan ...
Ross Hull ...
Nathaniel Moreau ...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


An aspiring writer finds a typewriter that makes whatever is written about somebody come true.

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17 July 1993 (Canada)  »

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(52 episodes)


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Features the first on screen kiss between characters. (There was almost one on "The Tale of the Midnight Madness," before the characters were interrupted). See more »


When Sean first uses the typewriter, he starts typing "The Halloween Dance", but when he ends the story it is clear that it is "Trapped" that he has written, but does not start until later. See more »


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Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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Sometimes a typewriter can help you write some wrongs.
6 October 2013 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Sean Hackett (played by Michael Hong) is a young man who loves to write. He thinks that his work will improve when he finds an old typewriter but it turns out that his stories become all too real. Whatever he writes starts to happen, when read, to other people in their dreams, and there's no telling whether or not they'll wake up if things don't end happily.

Nicely riffing on material not a million miles removed from a Stephen King story, Word Processor Of The Gods, this is a fun episode that mixes thrills in with many lighter moments.

Early scenes show Sean getting to dance with the girl he has a crush on (played by Nicole Lyn) and the prospect of dreams becoming reality is a tempting one, until Sean realises that he may be putting some people, like his best friend Billy (Joel Gordon), in serious danger.

David Winning does fine in the director's chair, Darren Kotania has fun with the script and the cast all seem to enjoy themselves. This is an enjoyable tale from The Midnight Society, one perfectly pitched at its core audience. And me.

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