Al and Nell Brown are suspicious of their odd new neighbor. Mr. Heller, who claims to be an inventor, uses a robotic vacuum cleaner and a flashlight that shines X-rays. Even so, he's ... See full summary »
Al and Nell Brown are suspicious of their odd new neighbor. Mr. Heller, who claims to be an inventor, uses a robotic vacuum cleaner and a flashlight that shines X-rays. Even so, he's clueless about current technology. Al becomes convinced the couple is from the future, though Nell says her husband's reading too much science fiction. Written by
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This is a pretty good effort. The Truman Bradley part had to do with time (in the episode, "Time is just a place"). The story is a simple one. A new couple has moved in next door and they act in a rather off manner. He is an inventor. As a matter of fact, he has invented a roving vacuum cleaner, not unlike the ones we can buy today that move about the house in our absence. He also has a flashlight that acts as an x-ray device. The nice guy gets nosey and begins to check out the stranger. At a dinner party, the strange man relates a science fiction story he is writing. It's about a group of time travelers who have left a planet because of the oppressive environment. Unfortunately, those in power have sent agents out to look for them. During a particularly severe electrical storm, things fall apart. This is pretty good television as simple and stark as it is.
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