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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")
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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At 39 minutes, "Her Pilgrim Soul" is the longest story in the series. 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

The Devil: Here's the back story, Sam. You don't mind if I call you Sam, do you? I mean, I think we're really connecting here in a positive way. And I'd like to cut through all that "victim-demon" negative imaging, you know what I mean?
The Devil: [takes off his mirrored sunglasses, revealing mirrored eyes] Okay, here's the deal. All that mathematical lingo you were spouting? It's beautiful, man, it's like poetry. Brought tears to my eyes. Just happened to have the right phonetic structure to be a good old-fashioned ...
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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See It Once and Replay It Forever
8 June 2008 | by rsternesqSee all my reviews

I had seen Her Pilgrim Soul only once and, indeed, I didn't even know it was available on DVD until recently when I stumbled onto it in a sale bin. I loved it the first time and have been more than a little haunted by it ever since. I worried that my memory might be a bit too kind but that is not the case. I am very pleased to report that, even though film technology has moved ahead and some of the effects might be more impressively done now, this episode stands up very, very well indeed. Yeats has held up pretty well too so even that line resonates beautifully. No spoilers from me but let's just say that love doesn't really die. Buy it or rent it but go and get it! It really is wonderful and well deserves the numerous 10s it received.


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