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Walter Bayes has devoted his life to creating a robot duplicate of Abraham Lincoln to inspire the American people to recommit themselves to the nation's ideals. On the night of its unveiling, however, a maniac named Booth plots to assassinate the Presidential automaton. Written by P. Silvestro

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17 October 1992 (France)  »

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I Just Got a Brand New Lincoln!
7 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Howard Hesseman plays a master of robotics who builds a facsimile of Abraham Lincoln. It recites the Gettysburg Address and sits in a chair like the one at the Memorial. While it is unveiled to the public, a man dressed as John Wilkes Booth shoots the thing in the head, recreating the assassination. The rest of the episode is rife with the possibility of retribution from the creator. What transpires is a very satisfying conclusion. The idea for Hesseman is to try to understand why this was done and then to do the appropriate thing. It starts with thoughts of simple violence an then gets more sophisticated, invading the young vandal's psyche and exacting justice. Quite a good offering.


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