The Fifth Dimension
Brace yourself as you approach that signpost up ahead! On The Fifth Dimension, hosts Richard Arnold and Trent Urness bring you analysis of the best and worst of the original Rod Serling series "The Twilight Zone". With each edition, we'll talk about the themes and trivial details of select episodes from the series' five-year run. This is the podcast that lies between the pit of your fears and the summit of your knowledge: Welcome to The Fifth Dimension!

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Just in time for the Spooky Season, we're sharing the cold opens for every episode of The Fifth Dimension so far!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're wrapping up season 2 as we discuss "You Might Also Like"! What would you do if offered a device that would solve all your problems? Will the ever-changing nature of human wants and needs be the factor that dooms humanity forever? Should you put more thought into the lighting in your kitchen? Find out this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're doing it all over until we get it right as we take on "Try, Try"! What would you do if you had perfect knowledge of a single day in time? Can an endless curse actually become the ultimate Toxic Masculine Dream? Do people still think that magicians are attractive? Get all the answers this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're cleaning up this town once and for all as we discuss "A Small Town"! Given unlimited powers, what would you do to improve your community?  Can a town besieged by an economic downturn overcome its fears and work together to rebuild? Or will it ultimately be destroyed by paranoia and giant tarantulas? Find out this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're accepting a monster as one of our own as we discuss "A Human Face"! How far would grieving parents go to restore their broken family? How powerful is the human capacity for love, really? Why can't people in The Twilight Zone ever seem to find the front door? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week we're slithering out of the deep as we take on "8"! Could climate change usher in the actual end of the human race? Is humanity destined to exploit nature until it is destroyed, or can we harness the discipline needed to live in harmony? Will tech companies finally address the gaping security holes being exploited by our octopus overlords? Find out this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week we're practicing our Mean Girl Strut as we discuss "Among the Untrodden"! What is the true power of friendship? How far would you go to protect someone you cared about? How many boarding schools have actual abandoned bathrooms? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!

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This week we're rocketing to stardom as we take on "Ovation"! What would you do to attain fame and success? And how would it change you if you got it? Why are these very interesting questions not addressed in this episode? Find out on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!

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We're walking a mile in each other's shoes this week as we discuss "The Who of You"! Given the ability to take over someone's life, would you use your power for good…or evil? Does power corrupt, or does it merely reveal the darkness inside? Are prescription eyeglasses the most powerful defense against the supernatural? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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We're taking some time out for World Maintenance on the new episode of The Fifth Dimension! What dream would you choose to fulfill if you could live any life you wanted? Is it possible to find meaning in a world you know isn't real? What happens when two customer service departments go to war? All this and more, this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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Season 2 is here! We're kicking things off with a completely telepathic episode of The Fifth Dimension as we discuss "Meet in the Middle"! How far should someone go to free themselves from an abusive relationship? Is there a dark side to Rod Serling's frequently-used "everyman" character? What are the ethical boundaries around lying about your favorite pizza toppings? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're running from the unknown as we take on "Blurryman"!  What is the appropriate balance between social messaging and elements of the fantastical in the Twilight Zone? Can there be any definitive way to interpret the artistic intentions of Rod Serling? Was Rod Serling secretly a poltergeist? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension! 

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're taking aim at "The Blue Scorpion"!  To what extent do the objects that we own actually own us? Are guns just a neutral tool like any other, or are they capable of actually transforming us into some darker version of ourselves? And they really grant us all of the amazing benefits promised in this episode? Get all the answers this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're in search of blue skies as we discuss "Point of Origin"! What do we owe the people we think of as family? Do the borders that humans establish have any real meaning at all? What are the benefits of using an ice cream truck as an escape vehicle? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're wrestling in a fountain as we tackle "Not All Men"!  How thin is the veil between a man's true self and the self he presents to the world? To what extent can a horror story rely on things that actually happen to women in daily life? How much money would someone have to pay you to drink meteorite-water? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this week's edition of The Fifth Dimension, we're fleeing a doomed Earth as we discuss "Six Degrees of Freedom"!  Will humanity's salvation lie in our colonization of other worlds? Are we doomed to destroy the only home we've ever known? How much information about the universe can you really gain from a humble space-toilet? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension! 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension we're running for office as we discuss "The Wunderkind"! How far would you go to redeem yourself after spectacular failure? Could the American people actually elect a child president? Would our democracy run more smoothly with more dogs in the White House? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension! 

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This week on Fifth Dimension we're all turning against one another as we take on "A Traveler"! Would you believe a lie if you stood to gain from it? How could you make peace with the process of trading in one colonizer for another? Is Christmas the best time for aliens to schedule an invasion spearheaded by misinformation? Find out this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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The Fifth Dimension is hitting the rewind button this week with "Replay"! What would a parent do to guarantee their child's future? Must we confront our past in order to free ourselves from destiny? Is this episode really a television spinoff of The Matrix? Get all these answers and more on this time on The Fifth Dimension!

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The Fifth Dimension is finishing off a double-header this week with "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet"! What depths would you sink to in order to get someone to believe you're not crazy? Is it possible to craft a perfect, personal hell for someone? How many species of birds can fly at 30,000 feet, anyway? Get all the answers on this edition of The Fifth Dimension! 

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We're back and better than ever with an all-new episode of The Fifth Dimension! This time we're absolutely killing on-stage with "The Comedian"! How far would you go to achieve success? How does one define 'murder', anyway? Deep down, is this episode actually about incels? Find the answers to these and more questions on The Fifth Dimension! 

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We're back! With Jordan Peele's new edition of The Twilight Zone airing soon, Trent and Richard shake off the cobwebs and prepare you for the return of The Fifth Dimension!

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It's the very LAST EPISODE The Fifth Dimension! This time, we're taking a dip in the deep end with “The Bewitchin' Pool"! How far will children go to escape the emotional horrors of the adult world? Are wealthy people even capable of love? Is there really a fantasy world without child labor laws? Get all the answers one last time... on The Fifth Dimension!
 
Thanks so much, dear listeners, for this past year of podcast memories! Trent and Richard will return with future podcasts already in the works.
 
STAY SPOOKY!
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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're cleaning out the attic as we discuss “The Encounter"! Can the relics of history revive conflicts of the past? Can soldiers trained to be killing machines ever recover to live in peacetime society? What in the name of God is even happening in this episode? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're on a train back to Centerville as we discuss “Stopover in a Quiet Town"! Can being a fish out of water drive a person mad? Can a marriage survive a trip to Hell? Is this the ultimate clash of Big City naivete and small-town creepiness? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!  

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're waiting for that inheritance check to clear while discussing “The Masks"! Are curses real? How far would someone go to teach their family a lesson?  Are hypochondria and vanity really such terrible crimes? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're debugging our subroutines as we discuss “From Agnes With Love"! Can a machine learn to love? Or even display jealousy? Is there anything even remotely funny about an irrational female computer? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're moving in next door as we discuss “Black Leather Jackets"! Could terrorists be lurking among us? Do rebels and outcasts deserve to be shunned by mainstream society? Is this episode delivering all of the wrong moral lessons, in massive doses? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!  

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're raising a glass of Instant Smile as we discuss “Number 12 Looks Just Like You"! Is the struggle for individuality the process that makes us human? Could this be a cautionary tale about the danger of pursuing social equality? Is humanity doomed to live out a future full of capes and jumpsuits? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!  

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're crash-landing into “Probe 7, Over and Out"! Is all of humankind inherently violent? Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes forever, even as we explore new worlds? Is this ending the most overused twist in all of human history? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!
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This week on The Fifth Dimension, the podcast is coming from inside the house as we discuss “Living Doll"! Are children’s toys the creepiest objects imaginable? Could a man’s raging insecurity about siring offspring manifest itself in the form of a murderous doll? Did the Twilight Zone invent the evil stepfather character? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!  

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, time will stand still while discuss "A Kind of Stopwatch"! Is it still important to be careful what we wish for, even with things we didn't want in the first place? Is a lifetime of isolation the most terrifying punishment imaginable? Is The Twilight Zone just a death trap for annoying loudmouths? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we're checking our bags as we discuss "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"! Is being alone in your fear of danger more terrifying than the danger itself? Can mental breakdown make a person more open to seeing the impossible? Have the increased security restrictions on modern passenger planes finally solved the gremlin problem? Get all the answers on this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're shopping for the perfect body parts as we discuss “I Sing the Body Electric”! Can machines possibly replace humans as loving companions? Can the stable presence of an immortal robot heal the heart of a motherless child? What if someone told you that your eyes looked like marbles? Like, several times? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're dusting off the old routine as we discuss “The Dummy”! Is it possible for an artist to completely lose their identity in their work? Is the destructiveness of mental illness more terrifying than the monsters it creates? When was ventriloquism ever popular for an adult audience? Find out on this edition of The Fifth Dimension!

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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we're trading in these old failing bodies as we discuss “The Trade-Ins”! Is eternal youth too good to be true? Is love more important than life itself? What is the return policy for a human body after the tags have been removed? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!  

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we're separating fact from fiction as we discuss “Hocus Pocus and Frisby”! Is this a cautionary tale of the value of honesty? A meditation on the importance of friendship? Or just another comedic Twilight Zone episode gone wrong? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!  

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're fleeing all responsibility as we discuss “The Fugitive” ! Are the responsibilities of life ultimately impossible to escape? Does childlike innocence transcend even the boundaries of species? And who ever heard of a dame with a brace being a captain? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!  

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're saying goodbye to war and hunger as we discuss “To Serve Man” ! Are humans too naive to survive an encounter with another intelligent species? Is altruism impossible? Do they have baseball on other planets? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!

 

 
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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're locking the door and keeping an eye out for Mr. Death as we discuss “Nothing in the Dark” ! Is death really such a bad thing? Is a good life better than a long life? If Death was really embodied in the form of a person, would he really be such an unconvincing actor? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we're fashioning a grappling hook as we discuss “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”! Is it true that "Hell is other people"? Are infinity and eternity the most terrifying concepts of all? Or is it bagpipes? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!


 

This week on the Fifth Dimension, we're crossing our fingers for luck as we discuss “The Jungle”! Is all superstition equally invalid? When it comes to the dangers of black magic, are people better off safe than sorry? Where does one acquire a dead goat on an hour’s notice? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!
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This time on the Fifth Dimension, we're applying liberal amounts of sunblock as we discuss “The Midnight Sun”! Can the human capacity for kindness overcome the desperate struggle for survival? How does one go forward with daily life knowing the world is about to end? Did this episode steal its ideas from a British sci-fi movie released around the same time? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!
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On this episode of the Fifth Dimension, we're wishing everything into the cornfield as we discuss “It's a Good Life”! Are there fates even worse than death? Can a society be so oppressed that it censors itself? Is "cornfield" just a metaphor for the inevitable death of our childhood dreams? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week on the Fifth Dimension, we're revisiting the horrors of the past as we discuss “Deaths-Head Revisited”. Are even the most evil of human beings subject to the temptations of nostalgia? Can there ever really be justice for victims of crimes against humanity? Should the physical remains of the Holocaust be destroyed in order to promote healing, or instead preserved as a reminder of the capacity of humanity for evil? Get all the answers, and even more questions, this week on The Fifth Dimension.

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On this episode of the Fifth Dimension, we're building a list of enemies as we discuss “The Mirror”! Can an object really be cursed, or does all of its power lie in the human imagination? Are dictatorships doomed to an endless cycle of revolution and restoration? How difficult was it to find convincing fake mustaches in 1961? Find out this week on this episode The Fifth Dimension!
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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we're chalking up the cue and taking aim at “A Game of Pool”! What is the real cost of being a champion? Are those who try to overtake a legend doomed to perpetual unhappiness? How does one earn the nickname "Fats"? Get all the answers on this edition of The Fifth Dimension!

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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, it's an old-fashioned debate over states' rights and Northern aggression as we discuss “The Passersby”! Can the need for revenge sustain a person's existence, even after death? How has The Twilight Zone's view of the Civil War aged over the years? In the long list of Abraham Lincoln cameos, where does this one rank? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll duck and cover as we discuss “The Shelter”! Are human beings innately selfish? Are the bonds of friendship doomed to crumble when everything is on the line? Which is more valuable: water or perfume? Get all the answers, this week on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension, we'll stand trial as we discuss “The Obsolete Man”! Does the inevitable forward progress of civilization guarantee the destruction of the human soul? Is it possible for the State to legislate the human intellect? Is interpretive dance the ultimate punishment? All this and more, this week on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, it's a science-fiction 'Whodunit' as we discuss “Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?”!  How easily does humanity turn against itself? Is fear of the unknown the only necessary ingredient in the deadly cocktail known as ‘paranoia’? Would an invasion from Mars begin with an all-out assault on humanity’s sugar bowls? Find out on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!


 

This time on The Fifth Dimension, we’ll try to keep talking to a minimum as we discuss “The Silence”! How far is one man willing to go for $500,000? Is pride the most powerful human emotion, or just the most destructive? How many consecutive days could you wear a scarf before going mad? We'll answer all these questions and more, on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we’ll take a peek at what’s just beyond that rim over there as we discuss “A Hundred Yards Over the Rim”! Can an encounter with the Twilight Zone restore the faith of a doomed group of American settlers? Does the cynicism of our modern age prevent us from believing in the miraculous? Top hats or cowboy hats: which is more authentic? All this and more, this week The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we’ll brace for a rough landing as we discuss “The Odyssey of Flight 33”! Can our brave flight crew hold up against an unexpected encounter with time travel? Is this episode actually the prequel of a ghost story? Why does half of the crew have an upcoming “heavy date” in New York? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we’ll investigate the dark secrets of the human mind in "A Penny For Your Thoughts"! What would you do with the power to hear others' thoughts? Is this ability a blessing or a curse? Is this whole story just an episode of "Bewitched"? Find out on this edition of The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we’ll visit a quaint isolated farmhouse and brace for an encounter with “The Invaders"! What secrets lie beyond the known boundaries of space? Does humanity have an innate tendency to colonize the unknown, whatever the cost? Is Rod Serling actually a member of a race of giants? Get all the answers this week on The Fifth Dimension!
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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we'll travel five minutes into the future as we examine “A Most Unusual Camera"! What would you do with the power to look even a short distance into the future? Can human morality survive an encounter with such a power? How hard is it to just not fall out of a window? All this and more, this time on The Fifth Dimension!
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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we'll get an inappropriate shoulder massage as we discuss “The Lateness of the Hour"! What are the basic components of the human soul? What is the true price of playing God? Is this the most inaccurately-titled episode of The Twilight Zone ever? Get all the answers, this week on The Fifth Dimension!

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we'll consult the Mystic Seer as we discuss "Nick of Time"! What are the darkest elements of human imagination? Can a person unwittingly play into the hands of fate and force a prophecy to come true? Who exactly is the "Diner Guy", and what is in that chicken-fried steak? All this and more, this time on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we'll finally take the bandages off and discuss "Eye of the Beholder"! Is beauty really only skin deep? Is there room for unique interpretations of beauty in a culture of utterly stifling conformity? When will they take the bandages off? Get all the answers on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll let the Devil loose as we discuss "The Howling Man"! Where exactly is the line between faith and reason? What is humanity's capacity for blaming evil on superstitious metaphors? Why can't we just get a straight camera shot in this episode? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this installment of The Fifth Dimension, we'll take a long look in the mirror as we discuss "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room"! Is it possible to undo the mistakes of your past? Can you pinpoint the moment in your life when it all went wrong? How many dozens of times does actor Joe Mantell say the name "George"? Get all the answers on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll investigate the ghosts of a man's guilt in "King Nine Will Not Return"! Can guilt be so powerful that it bends reality? How long can a person carry the moral burdens and failures of their past? Is this actually the scariest episode of the Twilight Zone? Like, ever? Find out this week on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This week on The Fifth Dimension, we'll learn about the power of Dictaphones as we talk about "A World of His Own"! How does a person control the raw, unfiltered power of creation? What constitutes a human soul? Why are these questions way more interesting than almost anything in this episode? Get your answers on this edition of The Fifth Dimension!

 

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On this episode of The Fifth Dimension, we'll jump in front of a truck before we discuss "A Passage for Trumpet"! What would you do if you had a chance to renew your life? What is the lowest bottom a person can sink to and still find redemption? And just who is this "Gabe" guy, anyway? All the answers on this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension!
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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll finally get off the train and discuss "A Stop At Willoughby"! What is left for a man who isn't made for this world? Is this all a metaphor for suicide? Could we maybe just get a straight razor and chart of the human anatomy? Find out on this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension!
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Join us on The Fifth Dimension, as we explore a shag-carpeted version of the afterlife in "A Nice Place to Visit"!   Is actually getting what we want the worst thing imaginable? Is isolation the true dividing line between Heaven and Hell? Is poisoning someone easier after they've had a bath? Get all the answers on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!
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For this installment of The Fifth Dimension, we'll settle in to our new homes and discover that "People Are Alike All Over"! What are humanity's defining traits? Just how small and insignificant is the human race in the grand scheme of the universe? Could a lifetime of imprisonment be balanced by a decent glass of scotch? Find out on this episode of The Fifth Dimension!
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This episode of The Fifth Dimension breaks down into wild accusations and finger-pointing as we discuss "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"! How little does it take to turn neighbor against neighbor? How thin is the line between the love of a community and the savagery of a mob? How many Maple Streets must be conquered before Earth falls? Find out on this week's episode of The Fifth Dimension!

This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll take a long pause and look back fondly on our time with "Elegy"! What is the cost of preserving innocence? Is humanity forever doomed to destroy itself? Why do vehicles in The Twilight Zone never have seatbelts? Get all the answers on The Fifth Dimension
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On The Fifth Dimension this week, we're holding out for a jackpot in the high-stakes world of "The Fever"! Is this a tale of man vs. machine, or man vs. himself? How quickly can a person abandon the guiding principles of their life? Why does the phrase "unlimited credit" have absolutely no meaning in this episode? All this and more on The Fifth Dimension!
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For this installment of The Fifth Dimension, we'll unbuckle the seatbelts and take a road trip to "The Hitch-Hiker"! What are the dark mysteries hidden within the identity of The Hitch-Hiker? What sinister plans does he have in store for our fair heroine Nan Adams? What does it take to get some gas around here? Find out on The Fifth Dimension!

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 Join us on The Fifth Dimension as we examine the fate of the crew of the Arrow One in "I Shot An Arrow Into The Air"! What happens to human nature when civilization is a distant memory? Can the milk of human kindness quench the fires of competitive struggle? Does humanity's hope for space travel really lie in the hands of the most poorly-trained astronauts imaginable? All this and more on The Fifth Dimension!

 

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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll play some cards and have a little lemonade as we ponder the details of "Third From the Sun". How far would you go to protect your loved ones from annihilation? Can you really trust your neighbors? How much nuclear Armageddon is TOO much nuclear Armageddon? Get all the answers on The Fifth Dimension!
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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we'll take a peek in the suitcase as we tackle "What You Need". Are those unwilling to embrace their failures doomed to repeat them? Is patience the most sacred virtue? Were the streets actually covered in Vaseline back then? Find out on The Fifth Dimension!
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For this installment of The Fifth Dimension, we'll go down to the vault as we explore "Time Enough At Last"! What would you do if you were suddenly the last person on Earth? Is loneliness as deadly as nuclear fallout? Was this episode secretly produced by executives in the eyeglass industry? Find out on this edition of The Fifth Dimension!

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On this edition of The Fifth Dimension, we'll visit the harsh desert realms of a man's isolation as we discuss "The Lonely": How much loneliness can one man take? What is the dividing line between human and machine? How much protection do leather helmets really provide? All this and more on The Fifth Dimension!
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This time on The Fifth Dimension, we'll order up three scoops of chocolate and revisit our youth as we tackle "Walking Distance": Can you really never go home again? What separates idyllic fantasy from stone-cold reality? Just where do these kids get switchblades? Stay tuned for The Fifth Dimension!
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Welcome to The Fifth Dimension! Your hosts Richard Arnold and Trent Urness kick off this new series with in-depth analysis of The Twilight Zone's 1959 pilot episode: "Where Is Everybody?": Will our hero unveil the mysteries of his identity? How long can a person sustain a monologue about the Christmas Carol? Is this the worst ending to an episode ever, or is it just fine? Find out the answers on The Fifth Dimension!
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