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
Patrick Piccininni ...
Seth Robert Hagstrom
Bill Cain ...
Tom Nordhoff (as William Cain)
Jon Shear ...
Jonathan (as Jon Matthews)
Miranda Beeson ...
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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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An unoriginal, but stylish episode.
2 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Written by Stephen King.............................................. Guest starring Bruce Davison.

This same plot has been used on almost every anthology show, but this one is very fresh. Richard is an unhappy man married with a brat kid. He gets a typewriter (really more of a cheap 80's computer) and finds that whatever he types comes true. Pretty predictable, but it looks really great and Bruce Davison is always good as the nerdy loser. It actually manages to be scary, and it was written by horror guru Stephen King. It's a good episode! Can be found on VHS volume 1.

My rating: Excellent episode. 20 mins. TV PG


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