The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Number 12 Looks Just Like You 

In a future society, everyone must undergo an operation at age 19 to become beautiful and conform to society. One young woman desperately wants to hold onto her own identity.

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Marilyn Cuberle (as Collin Wilcox)
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Uncle Rick / Dr. Rex / Professor Sigmund Friend / Tom
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Valerie / Marilyn (as Pam Austin)
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Lana Cuberle / Grace / Eva / Doe / Jane / #12
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As Marilyn Cuberle approaches her 19th birthday she faces a momentous decision. Like everyone else in this futuristic society, she must choose which look she will adopt in the transformation process. Here, all men and women look like one of a series of approved faces, all are beautiful or handsome. Marilyn doesn't want to change her appearance and is happy to look different from anyone else. Everyone assures her that she is under no obligation to undergo the transformation - but they go out of their way to make it difficult for her to say no. Written by garykmcd

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24 January 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Lana Cuberle has been married ten times. See more »

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When Marilyn first walks into Dr. Rex's office, part of her arm is cut off by the split screen process used to enable Suzy Parker to appear on screen as two different characters. See more »

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[first lines]
Lana Cuberle: I can't decide, 8 or 12. I think 12 might suit you better. What do you think, Marilyn?
Marilyn Cuberle: [looks up, while browsing catalogue] Hmm?
Lana Cuberle: You weren't even listening.
Marilyn Cuberle: I'm sorry, mother.
Lana Cuberle: I don't understand you, darling. Most girls your age are thrilled to death when it comes time to pick a pattern. You haven't even looked at the ones the bureau sent over.
Marilyn Cuberle: Oh, I looked at 'em.
Lana Cuberle: [dreamily] I remember how excited I was before I was done. I couldn't sleep for nights. I finally chose number 12. I ...
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One of My Favorites
12 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of the best Twilight Zone episodes. I absolutely love every last bit of it. It is eerily similar to the world we live in today, and for that reason I find it incredible to be from the sixties. It is almost as if Rod Serling and his wondrous cast of writers had a crystal ball with which they looked into the future.

As someone said before, there are a series of books by Scott Westerfield entitled "Uglies", "Pretties", "Specials", and "Extras". I read them when I was younger before I ever saw this TZ episode.

It is identical in every way. In fact, I whole heartedly believe Westerfield's mind was sparked by this episode. Otherwise he and this episode's author must have been smoking the same. LOLZ only kidding.

Nevertheless, one of the best TZ hands down--and that is coming from a true fan.

I totally recommend you to watch it.


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