Jeff Morgan reads a story in a pulp fiction magazine exactly like one he'd written and filed away years earlier. His meeting with the author, Frank Joyce, is eerie; he already knows ... See full summary »

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Jeff Morgan reads a story in a pulp fiction magazine exactly like one he'd written and filed away years earlier. His meeting with the author, Frank Joyce, is eerie; he already knows everything about the man without having met him before. Convinced Frank is his doppelganger, Jeff panics when he dreams Frank steps onto an elevator that malfunctions and plunges fifteen stories. Frank just scoffs at his frantic warning. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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17 December 1951 (USA)  »

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A doppleganger in more ways than one!
4 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the more ironic episodes of "Lights Out"--that's for sure. That's because the main character talks about having a doppelganger (an exact double)--and the same could be said about this episode in many ways. You see, about a decade later, "The Twilight Zone" did another episode called "Perchance to Dream" and there are lots of similarities between the two shows. It's even more ironic because the leading character in the "Lights Out" episode is upset because he feels someone has stolen his story!! Weird--especially since no credit is given to the writer of this earlier show that seems to have strongly inspired the later one. See them both and you'll see what I mean. You can copy the "Lights Out" episode for free at archive.org--and it's worth doing anyways because it's one of the better episodes of this series.

By the way, sadly, the guy who starred in this one, William Eythe, only lived a few years after making this show--dying before his 40th birthday.


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