1. David W. Landrum says:

    Rod Serling fought in WW2, though he fought in the Pacific, not in Europe.

    There were lots of Twilight Zone episodes like this one. I remember one about a pool shark who keeps losing. Someone (probably the Devil) shows up and says he never need lose again. He soon finds he can’t lose a game. In fact, he can’t even miss a shot, and this becomes hell for him.

  2. The best Twilight Zone episodes were morality plays. “The Obsolete Man” is one of my favorites.

    • I haven’t seen “The Obsolete Man”, but I hope to. The Twilight Zone has a very strong moralistic bent. It doesn’t always work out well – I thought “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” was a little overwrought – but often it does.

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