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 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As Kevin plays computer chess with Nola, the music sounds very close to the love theme of Han Solo and the Princess from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Also used later when Nola practices imitating Kevin's voice for the phone call to Carol. 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

Sam: Yeah, well you can just go back to whatever stygian depths you came from, fella. Because I have no intention, thank you, of selling my soul for the solution of any equation.
The Devil: "Stygian depths," I like that. You mention Dante to most people these days, and they ask you how you liked "Gremlins." You got class. But no can do, babe. You see, we took an option on your soul the moment you summoned me. I'm just a sub-agent here to close the deal. It's all a formality. In other words, you're damned if ...
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Sentimental garbage
7 February 2019 | by thompsonm-05031See all my reviews

If you like the original Twilight Zone avoid this episode at all cost. This is nothing more then a modern soap opera. Romantic drivel at his best. Absolute garbage


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