The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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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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Cast

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")
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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Brennert wrote the short story "Her Pilgrim Soul", which is included in his short story collection of the same name. He adapted the story to be used on The Twilight Zone (1985). See more »

Goofs

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

Narrator: [closing narration for "I of Newton"] Another of our continuing tips on what to do if the Devil shows up on your doorstep.
Sam: [Sam picks up the sunglasses and turns back to his difficult math problem on the board with a rueful smile on his face] Well, that guy wasn't any help at all.
[Sam then throws the sunglasses into the trash can]
Narrator: A public service announcement from the Twilight Zone.
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Wonderful episode.
7 April 2019 | by babygrey-19877See all my reviews

I can remember watching this as a teenager. I never forget it! ( And that's been nearly 30 years ago) Something about it just touched me deeply.


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