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"The Twilight Zone" I Sing the Body Electric (1962)

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Original Air Date:
18 May 1962 (Season 3, Episode 35)
A recent widower, needing loving care for his three young children, orders a cybernetic "grandmother". While two of the children accept her, one of his daughters fiercely rejects her, with near tragic consequences. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Josephine Hutchinson ... Grandma Robot

David White ... George Rogers

Vaughn Taylor ... Salesman
Doris Packer ... Nedra

Charles Herbert ... Tom Rogers

Veronica Cartwright ... Anne Rogers
Dana Dillaway ... Karen Rogers

Susan Crane ... Older Ann
Paul Nesbitt ... Older Tom
Judee Morton ... Older Karen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Armstrong ... Van Driver (uncredited)

Rod Serling ... Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
William F. Claxton  (as William Claxton)
James Sheldon 
Writing credits
Ray Bradbury (written by)

Rod Serling (created by)

Produced by
Buck Houghton .... producer
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jason H. Bernie 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith 
Henry Grace 
Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound
Franklin Milton .... sound
Editorial Department
Scott Lawson .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Van Cleave .... conductor
Marius Constant .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard P. McDonagh .... story consultant (as Richard McDonagh)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

25 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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One of four "The Twilight Zone" (1959) episodes where Rod Serling offered a mid-episode narration, and the last since "The Twilight Zone: I Shot an Arrow into the Air (#1.15)" (1960).See more »
[closing narration]
Narrator:A fable? Most assuredly. But who's to say at some distant moment there might be an assembly line producing a gentle product in the form of a grandmother, whose stock in trade is love? Fable, sure - but who's to say?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Ray Bradbury, 29 October 2014
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Famed author Ray Bradbury wrote his sole contribution to the series in this tale, which sees a widower trying his best to provide guidance and support to his three children, and decides to take up a suggestion and visit a robotics company with the slogan 'I Sing The Body Electric". He acquires the services of an android nanny that comes in the form of a grandmother figure, who is most patient, wise, and understanding, and will become crucial in guiding the children into the transition of adulthood and a happy life, but must inevitably one day say goodbye when her job is finished.... Most straight-forward plot is pleasant enough though uneventful, and remains unpopular with most fans who expected more given the author, but this still remains a sweet story.

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