A CEO working himself to death receives an offer of a special service designed to keep him alive.

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Ben Martin
Robert Riesel ...
Henry Harris
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Geneva Simmons ...
Donna Kern
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A CEO working himself to death receives an offer of a special service designed to keep him alive.

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6 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
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One-note
26 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another one-note idea masquerading as a proper episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. This one's about a highly stressed businessman who's physically ailing, so he purchases himself a new piece of technology: a kind of organic backpack that's sewn into skin and has the power to return him to life whenever he needs it.

Initially this kind of power is seen as a blessing but as with so many of these episodes it turns out to be a curse with the businessman being driven out of his mind. The idea behind this wasn't really filmable in my opinion and the execution is thoroughly routine leaving this another wasted opportunity for the show.


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