The election draws near and William Lyons Selby seems destined to win. Elsewhere, the communist nation of dictator Li Kwan has achieved a remarkable breakthrough: a serum that renders human flesh plastic. A simple injection and a process of molding allows an agent to quietly murder Selby and take his place! America has elected a spy to the highest office in that nation. Selby's daughter and his aide suspect all is not right, but have no idea what the real problem is. One thing seems certain: if they can't find out soon, the problem of "who's who" is sure to widen, and America will fall to an insidious enemy without firing a shot... Written by
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Much has been made of the fact that this episode concerning the killing of a man who would have become president was broadcast 60 days before the actual assassination of JFK in Dallas. There are two other interesting facts about this episode relating to Kennedy's time in office. There is a comment mentioning a policy statement made during a campaign speech that was delivered in Dallas. Then, during a reception at the White House in the 44 to 45 minute time frame of the episode, a Jackie Kennedy lookalike dances by the camera twice. See more
During the second attempt on Pearson's life, his impostor presses his face into the mold without first injecting himself with the plasticity serum. See more
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