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Old 2nd August 2011, 07:57 AM
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Default Season 1, Episode 16.2: To See the Invisible Man

Season 1, Episode 16.2: To See the Invisible Man

Airdate: January 31st, 1986
Writer: Robert Silverberg / Steven Barnes
Director: Noel Black
Starring:Cotter Smith

An uncaring man is sentenced to a year of social isolation.

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Old 3rd August 2011, 07:02 PM
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I really rate this one; in fact I'd go so far as to say it's my favourite of the season so far. I think the themes are very much in tune with the kind of things Serling often wrote.

Never mind remakes, would love to see a pre-make of this in the fifties Twilight Zone style!
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Old 3rd August 2011, 07:29 PM
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This has gone top of the list for me. It's the first 80's one I can honestly say I was engrossed in. It had such a good story line and like Tom says, truly carried the spirit of the original series. A superb performance by the main lead who I've never seen before. There were so many stand out scenes, the blind man, the scene in the sauna and the comedy club. Excellent.
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Old 3rd August 2011, 07:59 PM
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Default A most unusual episode

I wasnt at all sure what to make of this one, the idea of someone being sentenced to social exclusion is very interesting, an indeed, was not unheard of in the 16th-19th centuries and i believe may still be in effect in some mormon communities.

However, the premise that his crime was being uncaring was never properly explored and seems like a very odd reason for the sentence. Although at the end of the episode he does show empathy. Which begs the question - if the society values empathy so highly why do they deny him medical treatment when he is so badly injurred and why is every one so callous in enforcing the sentence?

Also, the mark on his forhead looked like squashed chewing gum.

Dispite all these flaws I reckon this episode turned out pretty well in the end, the world it creates feels full and believable, the premise is suitabley strange and the plot fairly moving in places.

I'd be interested to know what everyone else thinks about this marmite episode.

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