The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Lateness of the Hour 

The daughter of an inventor objects to their "perfect" home where they are waited on by mechanical servants.

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Jana
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Dr. Loren
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Mrs. Loren
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Jana Loren is an attractive young woman who lives at home with her parents. She feels suffocated living there however, surrounded by their many servants - that are in fact human-looking robots created by her inventor father. Her parents are quite happy with the life they lead but realize the they're going to have to do something about the rebellious Jana, including revealing at least one secret they have kept from her. Written by garykmcd

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The first of six The Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to be shot on video tape. The short-lived experiment resulted in editing and quality issues, and it was ultimately scrapped. See more »

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As Jana and her father are arguing in the study, the camera cuts to a shot of Mrs. Loren sitting in an overstuffed chair watching them. At that moment a shadow passes across her body; it's either a crew member of a piece of equipment - possibly a camera - since there are only two other characters in the scene and neither of them are near Mrs. Loren. See more »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] The residence of Dr. William Loren, which is in reality a menagerie for machines. We're about to discover that sometimes the product of man's talent and genius can walk amongst us untouched by the normal ravages of time. These are Dr. Loren's robots, built to function, as well as artistic perfection. But in a moment, Dr. William Loren, wife, and daughter will discover that perfection is relative, that even robots have to be paid for, and very shortly will be shown exactly ...
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Later Than She Thinks
26 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Inger Stevens stars as Jana, an attractive young woman still living at home with her elderly parents(played by John Hoyt & Irene Tedrow) She has grown increasingly dissatisfied with this living situation, and yearns to be out on her own, and away from the stifling atmosphere of their home with their android servants, but sadly for Jana, marriage and friends will not be possible... First of the videotaped episodes suffers for it the most, as the stagy nature of the dramatics become even more glaring, but the acting is top notch, and the final twist still holds quite a punch for how cold-hearted it really is when you think about it.


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