A convict, living alone on an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot.

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James A. Corry
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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 garykmcd

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13 November 1959 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place from 2046 to 2047. See more »

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When Allenby puts his hand on Corry's shoulder, he puts his hand high up near the neck. A moment later in a different camera angle, his hand is lower near Corry's shoulder. See more »

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Rod Serling - Narrator: [opening narration] Witness if you will, a dungeon, made out of mountains, salt flats, and sand that stretch to infinity. The dungeon has an inmate: James A. Corry. And this is his residence: a metal shack. An old touring car that squats in the sun and goes nowhere - for there is nowhere to go. For the record, let it be known that James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is...
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Very good episode...though a tad creepy
9 September 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a science fiction episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and is set some time in the future. In this future, space travel is more routine and the government back on Earth is rather despotic--sentencing prisoners so live out long sentences on barren planets or asteroids as punishment. This story is about one of these prisoners.

The film begins with a space ship landing to bring supplies to the prisoner. It seems that they arrive every few years to bring supplies to this desert prison. Some of the crew members are very hostile towards the prisoner, but the commander feels sorry for the man and brings him a present which is ONLY to be opened after the ship departs. It turns out this present is a robotic lady who loves the prisoner and wants to be his wife, though naturally the prisoner is creeped out by the prospect of making love to a machine! How this all is resolved is both oddly sad yet romantic. I'd say more, but I don't want to spoil it. See this one--it's a keeper.


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