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Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton 

In "Her Pilgrim Soul," two scientists must discover why the spirit of a woman is reliving a previous life within their holographic computer. "I of Newton" showcases a mathematician in a battle of wits with the Devil for his soul.

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Rod Serling (created by), Alan Brennert | 2 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Kristoffer Tabori ... Kevin Drayton (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Nola Granville (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Gary Cole ... Daniel Gaddis (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Wendy Girard Wendy Girard ... Carol Drayton (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Betsy Licon Betsy Licon ... Nola - Age 5 (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul") (as Betsy Jane Licon)
Danica McKellar ... Nola - Age 10 (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Katherine Wallach Katherine Wallach ... Susan (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Richard McGonagle ... Lester (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Nelson Welch Nelson Welch ... Ruskin (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
Sherman Hemsley ... Sam (segment "I of Newton")
Ron Glass ... The Devil (segment "I of Newton")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Aidman ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

In the episode "I of Newton", Sam is a math professor who, in a moment of frustration, offers to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for the solution to an equation. The Devil appears and Sam must figure out how to save his soul from eternal damnation. Written by Jeff Lindstrom

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1985 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The move that Kevin uses to defeat Nola in their chess game is called a 'smothered mate,' and can only be performed with a knight, due to the unique rules by which it moves. See more »

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Kevin says that Nola is aging 10 months per hour, and that this equates to 10 years per day. 10 months per hour times 24 hours is 240 months, or 20 years per day. See more »

Quotes

Sam: [having inadvertently summoned the Devil] Did I say "soul?" Sorry. Slip of the tongue. You're a busy man. I'm a busy man. We're both busy men. Let's go somewhere and find a place to be busy.
[Sam attempts to leave the room, but he's blocked by an invisible wall]
Sam: It was just a idle comment, for God's sake! You don't go after every poor jerk that makes a careless remark, do you?
[the Devil regards Sam silently]
Sam: Okay, maybe you do.
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Very Touching Renewal of the Soul/He's Moving on Down
21 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

"Her Pilgrim Soul" is a touching little half hour. Two men, experimenting with Holograms, one of them Gary Cole, most recently on "The Good Wife, find a nine month old fetus, floating in the air of their holographic column. What happens is that every couple hours the fetus ages, become a toddler, then a teenager, then a young woman, and so on. It would seem that when this woman died, her soul was caught up in the ethos and brought down into their experiment. The man, who is having emotional troubles and problems with his marriage, becomes captivated by this figure. Soon there are thoughts of love. But there is a greater message and a connection to the past. And there is William Butler Yeats, the source of the title. The second feature involves Sherman Hemsley from "The Jeffersons," playing a mathematician, saying, "I'd sell my soul to solve this problem!" Of course, this brings Ron Glass's devil into the equation and Hemsley must parry and thrust in a sword fight for his eternal being. This one is strictly for humor. Glass proves to be quite incompetent. They should have called Weezy.


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