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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Alicia
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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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The first of many The Twilight Zone (1959) episodes (including The Twilight Zone: I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1960), The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961) and The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961)) to be filmed on location in Death Valley. Unprepared for the terrible conditions they would face, the crew suffered extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion and director of photography George T. Clemens even collapsed, falling from a camera crane while filming continued. See more »

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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 »

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James A. Corry: Allenby, I don't much care what's in it
[the crate]
James A. Corry: . But for the thought, for the decency, thank you.
Captain Allenby: Quite welcome, Corry.
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References Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

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29 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually, it was Ted KNIGHT, not Ted CASSIDY, who played the uncredited obnoxious crew member. The very tall (6'9") Mr. Cassidy is probably best remembered for playing butler Lurch on 'The Addams Family.' Ted Knight, of course, is the actor who played anchorman Ted Baxter on 'Mary Tyler Moore.'

Having said that, there is no disputing that this was one of the very best episodes (tied with 'Midnight Sun' as my personal favorite) of the Twilight Zone series. No small achievement, considering the number of gems presented. Unfortunately, in order to make room for more commercials than when it was originally presented on CBS, Sci-Fi Channel has cut one crucial scene. In it, one night Corry and Alicia are gazing at the stars, with Corry explaining which star is which, etc., and, well, 'cuddling.' Not just romantic, but touching, the scene adds even more emotional power to this compelling episode. You MAY have a chance to see the uncut version when Sci-Fi Channel has one of its Twilight Zone Marathons. Look for it again at 4:00 a.m. EDT, Sunday July 5, 2009.


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