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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(Westrex Recording System)

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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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In the last few seconds of the show, as Rod Serling narrates and the camera slowly pans upward towards the sky, a bird can clearly be seen flying upward and then veering off to the left of the screen. Birds would not be on an asteroid (Nor would humans either). See more »

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Alicia: My name's Alicia. What's your name?
James A. Corry: Get out of here. Get out of here! I don't need a machine. Go on, get out of here!
Alicia: My name's Alicia. What's your name?
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References Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

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Compelling Story Of A Man And His Robot
6 February 2006 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

"The Lonely" tells the futuristic story of a man found guilty of murder. His sentence is to serve 50 years on a small asteroid alone. This episode starts with the convict looking forward to a supply ship arriving with provisions for him. This ship visits every 3 months and provide the convict with a brief break from the tedious boredom of his daily life. The captain of the supply ship feels sorry for the convict and believes his story of self-defense. We are told he often prolongs his stay on the asteroid to visit, play cards, and entertain this prisoner. But, on this visit, the captain leaves the convict with a present: a robot companion. The rest of the episode deals with the prisoners relationship with the robot. This is a well-written episode of "The Twilight Zone". We feel for the prisoner and understand his loneliness as well as the many emotions he feels after meeting the robot. This episode is well worth watching. It earns 9.3 out of 10.


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