Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

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Landon Smartikoff
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Marc Rinsler
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Officer Chris Raker
Ken Letner ...
Myles Theiss
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Johnny 'Red Shoes' Haggis
Leslie Morris ...
Dorothy Dells ...
The Judge
John Zenda ...
Abductor with Moustache
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TV Reporter Amy Porter
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Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

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17 September 1987 (USA)  »

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This episode is titled 'A Clockwork Hammer'. In the 1962 Anthony Burgess novel 'A Clockwork Orange' a state prison uses aversive conditioning and horrific imagery to render a hyper-violent gang leader incapable of any future act of violence. Even contemplating violence caused the conditioned subject great mental anguish. See more »

Goofs

Raker is asked to relate the events in 1986 (the year of the first season). The intro says that the second season happens five years previous to the end of the first season. See more »

Quotes

Landon Smartikoff: Ultimately, man and TV will combine to form a newer, higher being. Yes, a super race! Smarter, brighter, new and improved.
[Rests his hand upon a TV set]
Landon Smartikoff: And it will all start here, and with those who watch it. Yes, the rulers of *tomorrow* sit in front of the TV *today*.
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[Below the main opening title] (The Early Years) See more »

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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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