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81 - The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon

Original title : The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon
First Aired : 24.09.1988 (USA) - 03.11.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : René Bonnière
Writing credits : Haskell Barkin, J. Michael Straczynski, Haskell Barkin
Cast : Harry Morgan (Edgar Witherspoon), Cedric Smith (Jeremy Sinclair), Barbara Chilcott (Mrs. Milligan), Eve Crawford (Cynthia), Pixie Bigelow (Miss Walker)

The Story : A woman tries to get her Uncle Edgar committed, believing that he is senile. The investigating doctor finds Edgar living in an apartment containing all kinds of junk. Edgar claims that a mysterious Voice tells him him what junk to collect, and to assemble it into a device that constantly keeps the world in balance.

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82 - Extra Innings

Original title : Extra Innings
First Aired : 01.10.1988 (USA)
Director : Doug Jackson
Writing credits : Tom Palmer (I)
Cast : Marc Singer (Monty Hanks), Amber Lea Watson (Paula), Tracey Cunningham (Cindy Hamler), J. Winston Carroll (McIntyre), James O'Regan (Umpire), Lynn Vogt (Receptionist), Don Chevrier (Baseball Announcer)

The Story : Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler, lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a 1909 baseball card of a player that looks exactly like him. The card is magical in that he becomes drawn into it and lives out the life of the player in the past.

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83 - The Crossing

Original title : The Crossing
First Aired : 08.10.1988 (USA)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Ralph Phillips
Cast : Ted Shackelford (Father Mark Cassidy), Bunty Webb (Mrs. Maggie Dugan), Shelagh Harcourt (Kelly), Seirge LeBlanc (Billy), Gerard Parkes (Monsignor Perrault)

The Story : A stressed-out priest repeatedly encounters a station wagon containing a young girl. The car keeps crashing and bursting into flames.

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84 - The Hunters

Original title : The Hunters
First Aired : 15.10.1988 (USA)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Jeremy Bertrand Finch, Paul Chitlik
Cast : Bob Warner (Farmer Jacob), Les Carlson (Duplicate Guide) (Jim Hilsen), Jonathan Potts (Teaching Assistant), Steven Andrade (Boy (Steve)), Louise Fletcher (Dr. Klein), Michael Hogan (Sheriff)

The Story : A young boy falls into an undiscovered cave near a housing project. An archeologist studies strange paintings on its walls and then bizarre things begin to happen. Cave items move around and animals are killed and brought into the cave.

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85 - Dream Me a Life

Original title : Dream Me a Life
First Aired : 22.10.1988 (USA)
Director : Allan King
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : Barry Morse (Frank), Frances Hyland (Laurel Kincaid), Joseph Shaw (husband), Michelyn Emelle (nurse), Jack Mather (boarder #1), Warren Van Evera (boarder #2), Eddie Albert (Roger Simpson Leeds), Jack Mather (Boarder #1)

The Story : A man in a retirement home dreams of a woman holding back a monster, and in real life realizes the woman is his cataleptic neighbor.

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86 - Memories

Original title : Memories
First Aired : 29.10.1988 (USA)
Director : Richard Bugajski
Writing credits : Bob Underwood
Cast : Barbara Stock (Mary McNeil), Alan Rosenthal (man), Lucy Filippone (woman), Deidre Flanagan (Mrs. Vivencore), Judy Sinclair (Mrs. Loraine Gustin), James Kidnie (vigilante), Nigel Bennett (Jim Sinclair)

The Story : A hypnotist who specializes in helping people relive their past lives tries to find her own history. She hypnotizes herself and when she awakens, she learns that everyone can now remember their past lives. They also desperately want to forget them.

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87 - The Hellgramite Method

Original title : The Hellgramite Method
First Aired : 05.11.1988 (USA)
Director : Gilbert M. Shilton
Writing credits : William Selby
Cast : Timothy Bottoms (Miley Judson), Julie Khaner (Annie Judson), Gerry Salsberg (Stranger), Alec Willows (Jamie), Illya Woloshyn (Chad), Leslie Yeo (Dr. Eugene Murrich)

The Story : An alcoholic goes through an extremely painful and potentially deadly cure for his drinking problem. He has to choose which is more important - the bottle or his life.

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88 - Our Selena is Dying

Original title : Our Selena is Dying
First Aired : 12.11.1988 (USA) - 29.09.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Bruce Pittman
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski, Rod Serling
Cast : Terri Garber (Debra Brockman), Charmion King (Diane Brockman), Paul Bettis (Orville), Patricia Idette (Susan), Tim Koetting (Specialist), Ron Payne (Officer), Jackie McLeod (First Nurse), Aileen Taylor (Martha), R. H. Thomson (Dr. Burrel), Rob McClure (Doctor), Ann Turnbull (Second Nurse)

The Story : A young woman, Diane, comes to live with her family, including the dying patriarch Selena. After Selena clutches Diane’s hand firmly leaving an odd spot on it, Diane starts to age very fast while Selena rejuvenates.

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89 - The Call

Original title : The Call
First Aired : 19.11.1988 (USA) - 27.10.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Gilbert M. Shilton
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : William Sanderson (Norman Blane), Julie Khaner (Voice of Mary Ann), Dan Redican (Richard), Jill Frappier (Museum Patron), Djanet Sears (Information Lady), Ian Nothnagel (Museum Attendant)

The Story : A lonely man accidentally phones the wrong number and finds an intriguing female to whom he grows attached. When she refuses to meet him, he investigates and finds the phone in a museum next to the statue of a woman.

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90 - The Trance

Original title : The Trance
First Aired : 26.11.1988 (USA) - 17.11.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Randy Bradshaw
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski, Jeff Stuart
Cast : Peter Scolari (Leonard Randall), Neil Munro (Don), Ted Simonett (Gerry), Hrant Alianak (Dr. Greenberg), Jeanne Beker (Daphne Blake), Glynis Davies (Believer #1), Mona Matteo (Julia)

The Story : A scam artist purports to channel the spirit of Delos, a former inhabitant of Atlantis. Together with a partner, he makes a living off of it. The day of his big break, he channels another spirit, one who could cause him to lose everything. Is it punishment or a lesson from the Twilight Zone?

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91 - Acts of Terror

Original title : Acts of Terror
First Aired : 03.12.1988 (USA)
Director : Brad Turner
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : Melanie Mayron (Louise Simonson), Kenneth Welsh (Jack Simonson), Trevor Bain (Policeman), James Barron (Postman), Kate Lynch (Sister), Lee J. Campbell (Phil)

The Story : A woman terrorized by her abusive husband finds some small consolation in a statue of a dog given to her by her sympathetic sister.

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92 - 20/20 Vision

Original title : 20/20 Vision
First Aired : 10.12.1988 (USA) - 22.09.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Jim Purdy
Writing credits : Robert Walden
Cast : Grant Roll (Vern Slater), Diane Douglass (teller), Evelyn Kaye (farm wife), Calum McGeachie (farm boy), Michael Moriarty (Warren Cribbens), David Hemblen (Mr. Cutler), Cynthia Belliveau (Sandy)

The Story : Newly promoted bank loan officer Warren Cribbens cracks his eyeglasses and discovers he can see the future through them. Faced with seeing the future of the farmers whose farms he must foreclose on, Warren can't bring himself to foreclose. Right away he's torn into doing his job or standing up for the people he helps. He manages to get his way by using his knowledge of the future to blackmail his conniving boss and convincing him to let things go.

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93 - There Was an Old Woman

Original title : There Was an Old Woman
First Aired : 17.12.1988 (USA) - 01.12.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Otta Hanus
Writing credits : Tom J. Astle
Cast : Ferne Downey (Paige Glazer), Karl Pruner (Martin Glazer), Marilyn Smith (Real Estate Agent), David Hughes (Librarian), Zachary Bennett (Brian Harris), Alfred E. Humphreys (Mr. Harris), Maria Ricossa (Nancy Harris), Colleen Dewhurst (Hallie Parker)

The Story : A writer of children's books gives a book to a sick young fan. Later, she starts hearing the sound of children in her house.

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94 - The Trunk

Original title : The Trunk
First Aired : 24.12.1988 (USA)
Director : Steve DiMarco
Writing credits : Jeremy Bertrand Finch, Paul Chitlik
Cast : Mark Danton (Rocco), Gerry Quigley (Cap), Kelly Denomme (Young Woman), Elena Kudaba (Mrs. Kudaba), Milan Cheylov (Danny), Lisa Schrage (Candy), Rummy Bishop (Old Man), Bud Cort (Willy Gardner)

The Story : A young man at a motel discovers an empty trunk that grants any wishes. He uses it for popularity, but at a party he discovers who his true friends are.

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95 - Appointment on Route 17

Original title : Appointment on Route 17
First Aired : 31.12.1988 (USA)
Director : René Bonnière
Writing credits : Haskell Barkin
Cast : Tannis Burnett (Tom's Secretary), Paul Le Mat (Tom Bennett), Marianna Pascal (Mary Jo), Rosemary Dunsmore (Elise), Chris Bondy (Spence), Lori Hallier (Julie), Lucinda Nielsen (Secretary #2)

The Story : After finishing a heart transplant, a man finds his personality has changed. He also discovers that he has a strange attraction to a waitress at a road diner.

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96 - The Cold Equations

Original title : The Cold Equations
First Aired : 07.01.1989 (USA)
Director : Martin Lavut
Writing credits : Alan Brennert, Tom Godwin
Cast : Nicky Gaudagni (Clerk), Michael J. Reynolds (Commander), Barclay Hope (Gerry Cross), Christianne Hirt (Marilynn Le Cross), Terence Knox (Thomas Bartin)

The Story : A rescue pilot on the frontiers of space is faced with unpleasant prospects when he finds an innocent stowaway on his ship.

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97 - Stranger in Possum Meadows

Original title : Stranger in Possum Meadows
First Aired : 14.01.1989 (USA) - 08.12.1990 (FRANCE)
Director : Sturla Gunnarsson
Writing credits : Jeremy Bertrand Finch, Paul Chitlik
Cast : Steve Kanaly (Scout), Benjamin Barrett (Danny Wilkins), Laura Press (Mother)

The Story : A young boy playing in a field meets an old man who is really an alien collecting specimens to bring back to his planet.

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98 - Street of Shadows

Original title : Street of Shadows
First Aired : 21.01.1989 (USA)
Director : Richard Bugajski
Writing credits : Michael Reaves
Cast : Lisa Jakub (Lisa), Philip Williams (Repairman), Marla Lukofsky (Counselor), Shawn Lawrence (Frederick C. Perry), Angela Gei (Elaine Cranston), Charles Haid (Steve Cranston), Reiner Schwarz (Butler)

The Story : Walking taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood an unemployed man living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation.

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99 - Something in the Walls

Original title : Something in the Walls
First Aired : 28.01.1989 (USA)
Director : Allan Kroeker
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : Deborah Raffin (Sharon Miles), Damir Andrei (Dr. Mallory Craig), Lally Cadeau (Rebecca Robb), Kate Parr (Maid), Douglas Carrigan (Wall Person #1), Janice Green (Wall Person #2), Aaron Ross Fraser (Wall Person #3), Martha Cronyn (Wall Person #4)

The Story : A doctor arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls.

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100 - A Game of Pool

Original title : A Game of Pool
First Aired : 31.12.1989 (USA)
Director : Randy Bradshaw
Writing credits : George Clayton Johnson
Cast : Esai Morales (Jesse Cardiff), Maury Chaykin (Fats Brown), Paul Coeur (customer), Guy Sanvido (owner), Elliot McIver (player)

The Story : A pool champion has defeated everyone. Except for the long dead legend, Fats Brown.

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101 - The Wall

Original title : The Wall
First Aired : 25.02.1989 (USA)
Director : Atom Egoyan
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : John Beck (Major Alex McAndrews), Patricia Collins (Berenn), George R. Robertson (Phillips), Eugene Clark (Kincaid), Robert Collins (Perez), Sharon Corder (Technician), Jack Blum (Advisor), Steve Atkinson (Military Advisor)

The Story : A U.S. military experiment opens a portal to an unknown place. After sending through one team, the Army calls upon a career soldier to investigate, where he finds an idyllic planet. He has to decide whether to stay or go back to his old life.

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102 - Room 2426

Original title : Room 2426
First Aired : 11.02.1989 (USA)
Director : Richard Bugajski
Writing credits : Jeremy Bertrand Finch
Cast : Dean Stockwell (Martin Decker), Brent Carver (Joseph), Peter Boretski (Ostroff), Walter Massey (Professor), Nicholas Pasco (Orderly #1), Al Therrien (Orderly #2)

The Story : Martin Decker is confined to a special room for acts and thoughts against the state. They want the formula for a weapon he does not want to reveal. Escape for Martin comes from the mind.

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103 - The Mind of Simon Foster

Original title : The Mind of Simon Foster
First Aired : 18.02.1989 (USA)
Director : Doug Jackson
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : Rafe MacPherson (Manager), Geza Kovacs (Pawnbroker), Reg Dreger (Principal), Ilse von Glatz (Counselor), Bruce Weitz (Simon Foster), Jennifer Griffin (Carolyn), Alyson Court (Beverly)

The Story : In an impoverished future, Simon Foster goes to a pawnshop to sell some personal items to raise money for rent. The shop owner offers to buy some of his memories. In Simon Foster's life, what could be possibly be valuable?

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104 - Cat and Mouse

Original title : Cat and Mouse
First Aired : 04.03.1989 (USA)
Director : Eric Till
Writing credits : Christy Marx
Cast : Page Fletcher (Guillaume), Pamela Bellwood (Andrea Moffitt), Gwynyth Walsh (Elaine), Peg Christopherson (Assistant Vet), John Blackwood (Carl)

The Story : A shy woman finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova." She falls for the man but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel.

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105 - Many, Many Monkeys

Original title : Many, Many Monkeys
First Aired : 18.03.1989 (USA)
Director : Richard Bugajski
Writing credits : William Froug
Cast : Karen Valentine (Nurse Claire Hendricks), Jackie Burroughs (Mrs. Reed), Ken Pogue (Dr. Friedman), Jan Filips (Dr. Peterson), Norah Grant (Susan), Warren Van Evera (Elderly Man), John Gardiner (Mr. Reed)

The Story : An epidemic breaks out and many people are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other.

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106 - Rendez-vous in a Dark Place

Original title : Rendez-vous in a Dark Place
First Aired : 12.03.1989 (USA)
Director : René Bonnière
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : Janet Leigh (Barbara LeMay), Malcolm Stewart (LeMay's Son), Eric House (dying man), Michael Miller (detective), Lorne Cossette (reverend), Todd Duckworth (Trent), Stephen McHattie (Death)

The Story : An old woman with an obsession with death attends funerals for entertainment. One night when an injured thief breaks into her home, she lets him die and waits for Death to come and collect him.

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107 - Special Service

Original title : Special Service
First Aired : 08.04.1989 (USA)
Director : Randy Bradshaw
Writing credits : J. Michael Straczynski
Cast : David Naughton (John Sellick), Marion McGann (Receptionist), Susan Roman (Leslie Sellick), Barbara Von Radicki (Fan), Elias Zarou (Network Manager), Keith Knight (Archie the Repairman), Tedd Dillon (Man (uncredited))

The Story : A man finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years.

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108 - Love is Blind

Original title : Love is Blind
First Aired : 25.03.1989 (USA)
Director : Gilbert M. Shilton
Writing credits : Cal Willingham
Cast : Ben Murphy (Jack Haines), Sneezy Waters (Blind Singer), Eric Keenleyside (Bartender), Steve Adams (Taylor), Cindy Girling (Elaine), John Novak (Man in Bar)

The Story : A man plotting to murder his wife's lover meets a blind singer who seems to know all about his plans.

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109 - Crazy as a Soup Sandwich

Original title : Crazy as a Soup Sandwich
First Aired : 01.04.1989 (USA)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Harlan Ellison
Cast : Anthony Franciosa (Nino Lancaster), Laurie Paton (Cassandra Fishbein), Susan Wright (Miss Thorne), George Buza (Gus), B.J. McQueen (Bork), Thick Wilson (Voice of Volkerp), Garry Robbins (Volkerps), Wayne Robson (Arky Lochner)

The Story : A man sells his soul to a demon for some racing tips. After being terrified by the demon he goes for help from the criminal boss he borrowed the track money from.

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110 - Father and Son Game

Original title : Father and Son Game
First Aired : 15.04.1989 (USA)
Director : Randy Bradshaw
Writing credits : Paul Chitlik, Jeremy Bertrand Finch
Cast : Ed Marinaro (Darius Stephens), Eugene Robert Glazer (Michael Stephens), Patricia Phillips (Anita Stephens), Richard Monette (Dr. Wilson), George Touliatos (Dave), Mark Melymick (Larry)

The Story : A 79-year-old man wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son, however, resents his father's continued life and tries to wrestle power from him.

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