Science Fiction Theatre: Season 1, Episode 8

The Brain of John Emerson (20 May 1955)

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A policeman is recovering from brain surgery. His surgeon was a renowned neuroscientist who has died and his IQ has mysteriously increased. He visits the surgeon's laboratory and recognizes... See full summary »

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Truman Bradley ...
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John Emerson
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Diane Turner
Joyce Holden ...
Joan Emerson
Robert F. Simon ...
Captain Damon (as Robert Simon)
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Franklin
Jackie Blanchard ...
Nurse
Charles Maxwell ...
Dr. Norman Turner
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A policeman is recovering from brain surgery. His surgeon was a renowned neuroscientist who has died and his IQ has mysteriously increased. He visits the surgeon's laboratory and recognizes the room and equipment. Visiting the doctor's home, he encounters his widow, who is suspicious that he knows so much about the house and the doctor's work.

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What If the Brain You Transferred Was an Idiot?
10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea is simple. What if we had the ability to transfer the knowledge of a genius to another person, allowing that person to continue the work of the genius. That's what happens here. John Emerson wakes up from a coma and begins to go places and know things he didn't know existed. His IQ has also gone up 50 points. He visits the home of the late doctor who treated him and knows where the door key is and how to turn on the machinery this man has used. There is no suspense in this episode, just an interesting premise. These episodes last about twenty minutes, so the ability to develop character is pretty much taken away.


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