I think this episode had the potential to be much better than it eventually turned out to be, and that’s not because it was filmed on videotape to save money and comes across like live theatre because of it.
There was always a strange air about the home of Loren family, with the two parents constantly being doted upon by their hired help, which are in fact robots designed by Dr William Loren. The fact that they won’t allow their grown daughter Jana out of the house, and that every supposed need is taken care of by these robots should surely have sent off alarm bells very early on, even to the most uninterested of viewers. The fact that all of the photos around the house have Jana looking exactly as she was at that time, and none of her when she was ‘younger’, was surely a dead giveaway that the servants were not the only robots living within the household.
Yes, this episode does just dawdle along, and with the resolution obvious from early on, there was no real twist to keep you in suspense to the end.
Rating: Ask me no questions I’ll tell you no lies. 2/5