Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »
When their computer, known as Agnes, breaks down the company supervisor calls in a master programmer James Elwood to see if he can figure out what has gone wrong. He solves the problem quickly and soon finds himself in charge of the machine. Agnes and Elwood quickly develop a rapport and the machine takes to giving him advice about Millie, Jim's co-worker who has finally agreed to go out on a date with. The date doesn't go well and Agnes has more and more advice for him. It turns out that Agnes has her own agenda. Written by
When Agnes opens the doors to communicate, there are a few phrases that apparently make no sense. AUT AMAT AUT O DIT is Latin for "A woman either loves or hates, there is no third choice". Also T'MA ZHILI BYLI and V TUMANE are stories by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. They translate to "Once There Lived", and "In the Fog", both controversial stories about women's sexuality. See more »
The 17th root of 9,355,126,606 is 3.8595114 so the next-greatest prime number is 5. If this was the actual problem, then Agnes was correct. The error was Elwood saying "nine trillion", when it was actually "nine billion" See more »
James Elwood, master programmer, in charge of Mark 502-741, commonly known as 'Agnes,' the world's most advanced electronic computer. Machines are made by men for man's benefit and progress, but when man ceases to control the products of his ingenuity and imagination, he not only risks losing the benefit, but he takes a long and unpredictable step into - the Twilight Zone.
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Wally Cox is perfectly cast as a scientific weenie in search of love. Despite being a nice guy, he's hopelessly inept with ladies and seeks the help of his super-brilliant computer. Yet surprisingly, the computer's advice only seems to make things worse--not better. The reason why is very ludicrous, but also makes for a funny episode that's a decent change of pace.
My summary above does NOT mean that I disliked the episode--it was fun and it was very slightly better than the average episode from the series. However, when seen in the 21st century, the plot and special effects seem like they are completely cheesy. Yet despite this being so silly and trivial, this Wally Cox episode is cute and a lot of fun. So it and keep your expectations relatively low and you should enjoy it.
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