The Obsolete Man

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+4 1. Judge-Jake commented 65 days ago

I was waiting for the der der der der. der der der der of the twilight zone. O:)
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+7 2. Scotsman50 commented 65 days ago

#1 you never hear it when you're in it :'(
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+6 3. sux2bu commented 65 days ago

This aired in June,1961. I used to watch every episode.
Here is the plot (from Wiki) to explain how this episode ended....

A television camera is installed in Wordsworth's study to broadcast his final hour live to the nation. He summons the Chancellor, who also agrees to this unusual request out of curiosity, arriving early in Wordsworth's final hour. The librarian reveals that the method of execution he chose is a bomb, set to go off in the room at midnight. The Chancellor expresses approval, until Wordsworth further explains that the door is locked, and the Chancellor will die with him, providing the viewers with a more interesting death than his own. He points out that, as the events are being broadcast live, the State would risk losing its status in the eyes of the people by rescuing the Chancellor. Wordsworth proceeds to read from his illegal, long-hidden copy of the Bible (in particular, Psalm 23 and Psalm 59) expressing his trust in God. Wordsworth's calm acceptance of death stands in sharp contrast with the Chancellor's increasing panic as the final minutes pass.

Moments before the bomb explodes, the Chancellor breaks down and begs to be let go "in the name of God". Wordsworth agrees to do so in those terms, and immediately unlocks the door for him. Wordsworth stays, and the bomb explodes, killing him alone.

Due to his cowardly display in Wordsworth's room, the Chancellor is replaced by his own subaltern and declared obsolete. He protests pitifully that he is not obsolete, and tries to escape, but is overwhelmed by the attendants of the tribunal.
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-2 4. milsinanin commented 64 days ago

This man is strange. Loved to hear from you.