Bank clerk Hector Poole develops telepathic powers after tossing a coin to a newspaper vendor that miraculously stands on its edge. He discovers the positive and negative effects of listening in on other peoples thoughts, plans and fantasies. Written by
A short story written by NBC writer/producer/director Ted Kneeland was the original inspiration for the plot. See more »
When Bagby emerges from his office to tell Poole about the loan fraud he prevented, you can see he said the account was "Acme" and not "Ajax". This was corrected by the actor dubbing in the correct word. See more »
Mr. Hector B. Poole, resident of the Twilight Zone. Flip a coin and keep flipping it. What are the odds? Half the time it will come up heads, half the time tails. But in one freakish chance in a million, it'll land on its edge. Mr. Hector B. Poole, a bright human coin - on his way to the bank.
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What would it be like if you could read the thoughts of others. Considering we are a race that keeps our true feeling to ourselves, this could be dangerous. Well it happens to Dick York in this episode. The magical power of a million to one chance causes him to become a mind reader. This allows him to invade the thoughts of his two timing boss, his pretty secretary, and an old man who dreams of embezzling the company's money. He is such a straight shooter and so dull that he doesn't realize what power this gives him at first. This rolls toward it's conclusion where he is repaid for his steadiness and kindness. And there's a little twist at the end. A decent episode.
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