Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »
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
This episode takes place from 2046 to 2047. See more »
After Captain Allenby shoots the robot the legs of the robot lie in a certain position. That position changes the next time we see the robot's legs. See more »
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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The Lonely is another hugely entertaining episode of The Twilight Zone, one that ponders whether, in the right circumstances, it is possible for a human being to develop feelings towards a machine. Jack Warden plays convict James A. Corry, who is serving time on an otherwise deserted asteroid when he is given a female robot named Alicia (Jean Marsh) for companionship. A year later, Jack is granted a pardon and told that he can return to Earth but, with a 15lb personal cargo limit, is horrified when told that Alicia must remain behind...
A particularly thoughtful episode that explores the complex nature of the human psyche, our fear of loneliness and ability to allow emotions to rule over logic, this romantic tragedy is perfect in all but one way: when Corry is first confronted by Alicia, a robot woman virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, he reacts with disgust, whereas I imagine that most men who have been alone for four years would have no such qualms, and would waste no time in finding out just how anatomically correct their new companion is.
Or maybe that's just me....
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