When their computer, known as Agnes, breaks down the company supervisor calls in a master programmer James Elwood to see if he can figure out what has gone wrong. He solves the problem quickly and soon finds himself in charge of the machine. Agnes and Elwood quickly develop a rapport and the machine takes to giving him advice about Millie, Jim's co-worker who has finally agreed to go out on a date with. The date doesn't go well and Agnes has more and more advice for him. It turns out that Agnes has her own agenda.Written by
While they are in Walter's apartment he mentions he wanted to drive a "Mustang 500" sports car. This episode was broadcast on February 14, 1964. The 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang was first introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World's Fair, although there had been Mustang concept cars in 1962 and 1963. The Shelby GT500 Mustang was first produced for the 1967 model year. See more »
The 17th root of 9,000,355,126,606 is 5.781163783 so the
next-greatest prime number is 7, but the calculators used at the time were prone to such errors. See more »
James Elwood, master programmer, in charge of Mark 502-741, commonly known as 'Agnes,' the world's most advanced electronic computer. Machines are made by men for man's benefit and progress, but when man ceases to control the products of his ingenuity and imagination, he not only risks losing the benefit, but he takes a long and unpredictable step into - the Twilight Zone.
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My personal favorite because it did not take itself too seriously like previous episodes. You almost feel sorry for poor Wally Cox because we look at computers as being smart and this machine made him look foolish. This type of situation exist in the world today.
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