Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 8

The Word Processor of the Gods (25 Nov. 1984)

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Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor ... See full summary »

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Richard Hagstrom
Karen Shallo ...
Lina Hagstrom
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Bill Cain ...
Tom Nordhoff (as William Cain)
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Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor has the power to grant any wish that Richard desires. Written by Octavian P. Quell

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One of the better episodes of the series. Neat and nice concept if you don't like life delete it and start a new one.
7 March 2009 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode one of the better ones for it's very unique and neat concept that many would wish to happen in their own life. Titled "The Word Processor of the Gods" and this is based on a short story from legendary horror novelist Stephen King, it has Bruce Davison staring as Richard a married man who's unhappy with the current way of life. As in real life anybody always wants to improve their situation and live better, only this episode shows it can happen in an extreme way. Richard is a struggling writer who can't get anything published, and he's married to an overweight unattractive woman and he has a lazy heavy metal worshiping son. Then when the Davison character has his brother get killed tragically along with his wife and son. A new discovery is found as the nephew has made a homemade word processor for him as a gift. Slowly one by one Richard learns that the computer will delete anything that you type in and wish to disappear. It's just like rewriting his life. As in the end Richard has the life he wanted for one getting the attractive wife he desired(which was his deceased brother's) and his new rewritten son is the loving and brain smart inventor nephew! Fantasy comes a harsh reality! Still good episode that many can relate to and only hope that a fantasy like this could bring them a rewrite of their own lives.


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