Convicted criminal James Corry has been place in a very peculiar form of solitary confinement - he's alone on an asteroid 9 million miles from Earth. He's been there four and a half years now and is looking forward to the return of the supply ship and the goods it may have for him. When it arrives, Captain Allenby has something of a surprise for him: a female robot companion by the name of Alicia. She is human-like in every way but Corry can't but see her as a machine. He comes around however but they won't live happily ever after. Written by
In an undefined future, James A. Corry (Jack Warden) is a man sentenced to stay alone for fifty years on a distant asteroid. James was accused of murder but claims that it was in self-defense. After four and half years, James anxiously waits for Captain Allenby (John Dehner) and his crew that every now and then bring supplies to him to have someone to talk. When Captain Allenby arrives, he brings a big box with a surprise for James, the ultimate female robot Alicia (Jean Marsh) that is human- like and has feelings. James initially rejects her but soon he falls in love with her. On the next arrival of Captain Allenby, he informs James that he has been pardoned and will return to Earth. But the rocket does not have room for Alicia.
"The Lonely" is a futuristic tale of loneliness of "The Twilight Zone". The point is not whether James has murdered in self-defense or not, but his relationship with the beautiful female robot Alicia after four and half years alone. This episode seems to be source of inspiration of "Blade Runner" where the replicants are seem just as machines without feelings. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "Além da Imaginação - The Lonely" ("Beyond Imagination
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