A young woman depends on an astrology machine to help her make all her decisions.



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Episode cast overview:
Cassie Pines
Justin Deas ...
Heat Jones
Ann Hillary ...
Wanda Sue
Bill Fiore ...
Horace X (voice)
Paul Sparer ...
Narrator (voice)


A young woman depends on an astrology machine to help her make all her decisions.

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Release Date:

4 August 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rubbish story, rubbish execution
25 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE FALSE PROPHET is a pretty much nonsensical episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. It's the final episode of season one and it ends the season on a real low with a quirky romantic-comic-fantasy that just doesn't belong in this type of series at all.

The narrative involves a young woman who's advised by a fortune teller to travel to Texas in search of true love. Whilst there she has a run-in with an electronic fortune telling machine with whom she begins to have an unusual relationship. The whole episode is played for quirky laughs and is dragged out with needless romantic scenes which make it near unwatchable.

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