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Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of ... See full summary »

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... Himself - Host (as Professor Stephen Hawking)
... Samswope
... Bedzyk
... Barney Curran
... Annie
... Harmony Teet
... Steve
... Frenchy
... Bucky
Leanne Adachi ... Sharon
... Smiler
... Samswope 2 (voice)
... Sis
... Nate
... Schmool
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Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort born out of their loneliness and despair they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth. Written by Anonymous

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"Too many people. No place to stand." John Brunner also wrote 'To Stand On Zanzibar', a novel dealing with the problems of overpopulation. The book uses the image that if everyone stood shoulder to shoulder we would completely cover the island Zanzibar. See more »

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Samswope: It's an emissary yacht from Earth Central!
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Excellent Adaptation of an Even Better Story
8 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

This man who reviewed this episode giving it one star is a fool. Far from saying that IMDb would-be critics are a case of the emperor having no clothes, they are in many cases jibbering naked idiots running around poking berries up their asses. He has only one piece of prescient commentary in the entirety of his above drivel, which is the error in which he refers to this episode as a "movie". It is indeed something of a mini-cinema verite experience, shot with all the filmic intensity and dramatic sincerity that one could manage on the shoe string budget ABC gave the producers of this genuinely hit-or-miss anthology series.

Bravo to Harlan and the producers for trying. To paraphrase a famous television critic "television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done."


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