The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 35

The Placebo Effect (2 Apr. 2003)

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Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms... See full summary »

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Dr. Leslie Coburn
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Michael David Simms ...
Dr. Marks
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Carrie
Gina Stockdale ...
Dying Woman
Donna Yamamoto ...
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Paul Batten ...
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Stellina Rusich ...
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Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms are severe and she catches the disease. How can she stop a science fictional pandemic from killing real people? Written by David Stevens

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The title refers to the phenomenon that when placebos or pills that have no active ingredients are given to a patient and he still recovers from his illness. See more »

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Dr. Leslie Coburn: Mission to Zebulon? I don't get it.
Harry Radditch: My virus is not from this earth.
Dr. Leslie Coburn: Your virus is from planet Zebulon?
Harry Radditch: No, it's from the book. The story, read the back cover.
Dr. Leslie Coburn: This is ridiculous.
Harry Radditch: Please, just read it.
Dr. Leslie Coburn: 'Mission to Zebulon takes a disastrous turn when crew members contract a hostile virus whose first symptoms include uncontrollable bleeding and a strange pattern of black skin protrusions. Their only hope is to find an antidote, something that will reverse the process before the virus starts ...
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