Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Word Processor of the Gods 

Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Gornick

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Michael McDowell
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bruce Davison ... Richard Hagstrom
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Lina Hagstrom
Patrick Piccininni Patrick Piccininni ... Seth Robert Hagstrom
Bill Cain Bill Cain ... Tom Nordhoff (as William Cain)
Jon Shear Jon Shear ... Jonathan (as Jon Matthews)
Miranda Beeson Miranda Beeson ... Belinda
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor has the power to grant any wish that Richard desires. Written by Octavian P. Quell

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985) See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Recycling the TWILIGHT ZONE
23 June 2006 | by BijouBob8mmSee all my reviews

The Stephen King story "Word Processor of the Gods," which forms the basis for this episode of TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, seems to have borrowed its basic premise from an old episode of the 1950s/1960s TWILIGHT ZONE, and given it a face-lift to make it more in keeping with current technology. (The TWILIGHT ZONE episode in question is Richard Matheson's "A World of His Own," featuring Keenan Wynn.) The TWILIGHT ZONE tale is about a writer who dictates material into a tape recorder, only to find that his recorded words become reality. The TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE outing substitutes the more modern computer for the dictaphone, and tells the tale of a writer who finds that the descriptions he enters into the word processor become reality.


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