There’s a whole lot of irony being thrown around in this tale of a scientist who has invented a time machine, and decides to bring a person from the past into the present to not only learn from that past but to get his thoughts on what his future looks like. Well, that’s a great idea, unless the person you pluck from the past was in the process of being hanged for multiple mass murders.
Well, that’s a pickle, so our scientists friend tries to lure our murderer back into the time machine, but instead he killed by him. Our murderer runs outside, but is immediately overwhelmed by the future he has been brought into, and decides that he really wants to go back to his own time. Unfortunately, on his return to the lab, he is confronted by an intruder looking for money, and in their ensuing fight HE is killed. My oh my. Now our burglar starts looking for a safe, but in the process starts up the time machine, and – yep, you guessed it – goes back to where the original murderer came from, the noose, and he is killed, leaving all of those watching trying to work out how the new guy in the fancy duds ended up being at the end of the rope.
It’s not a perfectly satisfying episode, but as a tome that Rod Serling enjoys so much in making, it has its moments.
Rating: Karma catches up with you eventually. 3.5/5