The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 30

Father & Son Game (15 Apr. 1989)

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Elderly Darius Stevens wants to go on living and transplants his brain into a younger body, but his son Michael disapproves.



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Episode cast overview:
Darius Stephens
Michael Stephens
Patricia Phillips ...
Anita Stephens
Richard Monette ...
Dr. Wilson
Mark Melymick ...
Robin Ward ...
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Elderly Darius Stevens wants to go on living and transplants his brain into a younger body, but his son Michael disapproves.

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15 April 1989 (UK)  »

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Last show of the series. See more »


When the sons lawyer hands Darius the lawsuit, the red seal on the paper is up. When Darius takes the lawsuit from the lawyer, the red seal in down. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Father and Son Game
20 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Darius Stephens died in his 70s but a microdisc/brain implant containing "everything that is Darius Stephens" is surgically "installed" into a younger body, much to the chagrin of son Michael (Eugene Robert Glazer) who wants to take over the company, filing a suit which says that his father died and that he deserves to be in charge. Anita (Patricia Phillips), Darius' beloved wife of 6 years, will stand by her husband and dutifully help him in his fight to keep son Michael from taking the company out from under him. Unfortunately, Darius' microdisc starts to "malfunction" as he begins to repeat words, perhaps returning to work so soon and devoting so much of his time to the case against him has taken a toll the body couldn't afford. George Touliatos is Darius' attorney, Dave, who wears the weariness of this case against his client, not completely convinced they can win because there might not be a precedent or law to help them. I have to say that I found this science fiction story rather fascinating and original as it questions "when does someone really die?" Is Darius really dead because the body itself quit working, or does he have an argument that only when nothing is left can the man be considered deceased? The ending insists the fight is long yet over even if the second body failed to survive; Michael may think he has won, but "there's plenty of fight still left in ole Darius". This was the final episode of the 80s Twilight Zone series. Good work from Ed Marinaro as Darius, showing someone who is not a quitter, a hard worker who gives everything he has in order to keep what he feels is rightfully his.

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