Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 33

The Brain Center at Whipple's (15 May 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" The Brain Center at Whipple's (original title)

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A heartless CEO completely automates his factory and lays off almost all of his workers over the objections of his employees.

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Wallace V. Whipple
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The W.V. Whipple Manufacturing Co. introduces a new automated manufacturing machine that will eliminate 61,000 jobs and the company's president, Wallace V. Whipple, is quite proud of his achievement. Not everyone agrees with him, especially the loyal and longstanding employees who will be out of work. Foreman Vic Dickerson has plans for the machine - plans that land him in the hospital. When the machine is fully operational, it's Wallace V. Whipple who learns just what it is he has created. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in 1967. See more »

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At the moment Chief Engineer Hanley turns off the projector, the lamps in the background come on at precisely the same moment. Mr. Whipple is standing in the middle of the room. No one else was in the room to turn the lights on. See more »

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Narrator: There are many bromides applicable here - too much of a good thing, tiger by the tail, as you sow, shall ye reap. The point is that too often, man becomes clever instead of becoming wise, he becomes inventive but not thoughtful - and sometimes, as in the case of Mr. Whipple, he can create himself right out of existence. Tonight's tale of oddness and obsolescence from the Twilight Zone.
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The Luddite Nightmare
24 April 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Richard Deacon stars in this marvelously clever Twilight Zone episode of an industrialist who has decided that he's going to automate his entire plant. Just think of it, no workers to deal with, no union complaints, presumably the technicians to keep the machines running are all part of management now. To completely eliminate labor, the goal of every tycoon of business since the Industrial Revolution.

Watching this I was thinking that if some poor Luddite rioters from the post Napoleonic war era Great Britain could have seen this episode it would have confirmed all the worst fears they had.

The clash with Deacon and a plant foreman Ted DeCorsia is one for the books. Has some profound things to say about man's need to feel he's doing useful work in this world. At least most of us feel that way, there are some parasites among the human species to be sure.

In the end poor Deacon finds he too is expendable. Then he became a Luddite.


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