The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 33

Memphis (26 Feb. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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A terminally ill man is thrust back in time and given the opportunity to stop the assassination of Martin Luther King.



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Episode cast overview:
Ray Ellison
Lucas Tyler
Adelaide Tyler
Dr. Tate
John Murphy ...
Officer Russell
Dr. Tyler
Himself - Host


A terminally ill man is thrust back in time and given the opportunity to stop the assassination of Martin Luther King.

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26 February 2003 (Canada)  »

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This episode takes place in 2002 and on April 4, 1968. See more »


References The Twilight Zone: Back There (1961) See more »

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A Tender and Special Episode
15 June 2014 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

(The only real spoiler here is my mention of time travel.)

Time travel can be handled in many different ways. One of my favorites is when this journey is taken unintentionally, when the protagonist has no control or expectation that it will occur.

This is such an episode. And it was handled well.

Eriq La Salle is a unique actor. He has a quiet strength and sober countenance which always brings a welcome sensitivity to his roles, when they warrant this. And he did this here.

The story has been told before in different guises in literature and film. But here the needs and events of a man's life intersect the needs of another time. What is the reason for this return to another time? This man asks himself questions similarly to how Quantum Leap's main protagonist handled such things.

The result is a soulful episode for those who welcome a bit of heart.

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