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
Efosa Otuomagie ...
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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1.33 : 1
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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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Time for a Change
20 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS***With death staring him in the face suffering from a inoperable brain tumor court clerk Ray Ellison,Eriq La Salle,is suddenly brought back in time to the spring of 1968 to what he thought, when he got his very confused head together,to prevent the assassination of Dr. Martin King, Efosa Otuomagie, on April 4, 1968 the very next day. While he's in the past-1968-Ellison befriends Adelaide Tyler and her 12 year old son Lucas, Vivica A. Fox & Jascha Washington, who let him stay in their house that he with his knowledge of the law prevents from being for closed.

Has history has proved Ellison did't save, as much as he tried,Dr. King's life the odds were greatly against that. But he did in fact save someone else's: His own. And did it by encouraging little Lucas to go for it in what he want's to be when grows up! It was something that would come in handy for it was exactly what Ellison was there for and needed most. A life saving brain operation that little Lucas all grown up and now a master neurosurgeon, like his hero TV's Dr.Ben Casey, was to preform on the cash strapped Ray Ellison, that cost as much as much as 200 g's, free of charge 35 years later in 2003!

As we see in this "New Twilight Zone" episode that one good deed deserves another and what Ellison tried to do in saving Dr. King's life and filed he in a round about way ended up saving his own with out really, until he woke up in the hospital, knowing it!

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