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Captain Allenby has been doing whatever he can to make his stay more humane for a long time, often bringing him things to take his mind off the loneliness. As such, on the fifteenth day of the sixth month, he leaves Corry with an a large crate and instructs him not to open it until the transport crew is gone. When he does open it, he discovers that Allenby has left him a female robot named Alicia (Creator/JeanMarsh).

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Captain Allenby has been doing whatever he can to make his stay more humane for a long time, often bringing him things to take his mind off the loneliness. As such, on the fifteenth day of the sixth month, he leaves Corry with an a large crate and instructs him not to open it until the transport crew is gone. When he does open it, he discovers that Allenby has left him a female robot named Alicia (Creator/JeanMarsh).


* HopeSpot: At first, when Corry learns he's received a pardon, he's excited that after years of loneliness, he will finally come home, with Alicia in tow. But that's before he learns the ship has a weight limit. Take a wild guess who exceeds that limit.

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* HopeSpot: At first, when Corry learns he's received a pardon, he's excited that after years of loneliness, he will finally come home, with his new-found girlfriend Alicia in tow. But that's before he learns the ship has a weight limit. Take a wild guess who exceeds that limit.


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: This takes place from 2046 to 2047.


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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: This takes place from 2046 to 2047.


* HopeSpot: At first, when Cory learns he's received a pardon, he's excited that after years of loneliness, [[HopeSpot he will finally come home, with Alicia in tow]]. But that's before he learns the ship has a weight limit. Take a wild guess who exceeds that limit.

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* HopeSpot: At first, when Cory Corry learns he's received a pardon, he's excited that after years of loneliness, [[HopeSpot loneliness, he will finally come home, with Alicia in tow]].tow. But that's before he learns the ship has a weight limit. Take a wild guess who exceeds that limit.


* {{Jerkass}}: Captain Allenby's subordinate Adams takes delight in mocking Corry.

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* HopeSpot: At first, when Cory learns he's received a pardon, he's excited that after years of loneliness, [[HopeSpot he will finally come home, with Alicia in tow]]. But that's before he learns the ship has a weight limit. Take a wild guess who exceeds that limit.
* {{Jerkass}}: Captain Allenby's subordinate Adams takes delight in mocking Corry. He partly does it because he's bitter about [[FreudianExcuse how he has to be away from his family because of his job]].


* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Corry initially rejects Alicia, calling her a lie and something to mock him. However, when he sees that she's capable of feeling the same things as him and can even cry, he changes his mindset and sees her as a person. When Alleby's crew returns, Corry can't part with her, so Allenby shoots her in the face, exposing the machinery underneath. He assures to Corry that all he's leaving behind is loneliness.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Corry initially rejects Alicia, calling her a lie and something to mock him. However, when he sees that she's capable of feeling the same things as him and can even cry, he changes his mindset and sees her as a person. When Alleby's Allenby's crew returns, Corry can't part with her, her so Allenby shoots her in the face, exposing the machinery underneath. He assures to Corry that all he's leaving behind is loneliness.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Captain Allenby's subordinate Adams takes delight in mocking Corry.


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Takes place in 2046.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Takes This takes place in 2046.from 2046 to 2047.



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[[caption-width-right:350: James and Alica. ]]


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Later, Alleby's ship returns three months ahead of schedule with good news: the sentences have been reviewed and Corry has been pardoned. They're there to take him home. However, they have only twenty minutes to leave and Corry can only bring about fifteen pounds of luggage with him due to the limited space taken up by the other pardoned inmates. That means leaving Alicia behind. Corry can't bear that idea and runs to find her. When he begs her to show them that she's human, Allenby apologizes and shoots her with his service pistol. Her face is blown off, exposing the mess of wires and metal underneath.

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Later, Alleby's Allenby's ship returns three months ahead of schedule with good news: the sentences have been reviewed and Corry has been pardoned. They're there to take him home. However, they have only twenty minutes to leave and Corry can only bring about fifteen pounds of luggage with him due to the limited space taken up by the other pardoned inmates. That means leaving Alicia behind. Corry can't bear that idea and runs to find her. When he begs her to show them that she's human, Allenby apologizes and shoots her with his service pistol. Her face is blown off, exposing the mess of wires and metal underneath.

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Air date: November 13, 1959


Captain Allenby has been doing whatever he can to make his stay more humane for a long time, often bringing him things to take his mind off the loneliness. As such, on the fifteenth day of the sixth month, he leaves Corry with an a large crate and instructs him not to open it until the transport crew is gone. When he does open it, he discovers that Allenby has left him a female robot named Alicia.

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Captain Allenby has been doing whatever he can to make his stay more humane for a long time, often bringing him things to take his mind off the loneliness. As such, on the fifteenth day of the sixth month, he leaves Corry with an a large crate and instructs him not to open it until the transport crew is gone. When he does open it, he discovers that Allenby has left him a female robot named Alicia.
Alicia (Creator/JeanMarsh).


In the year 2046, James Corry is a prisoner serving out his sentence for a conviction of homicide. He is to spend fifty years in solitary confinement on an asteroid nine million miles from Earth. He is currently in the sixth month of his fourth year. The only contact he has is with the crew of a spaceship that stops by four times a year to deliver supplies and news updates, but they can never stay for more than a few minutes due to the asteroid's orbit and their limited fuel supply. Beyond that, all Corry has is a metal shack, a car, a journal, and the endless stretches of desert.

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In the year 2046, James Corry (Jack Warden) is a prisoner serving out his sentence for a conviction of homicide. He is to spend fifty years in solitary confinement on an asteroid nine million miles from Earth. He is currently in the sixth month of his fourth year. The only contact he has is with the crew of a spaceship that stops by four times a year to deliver supplies and news updates, but they can never stay for more than a few minutes due to the asteroid's orbit and their limited fuel supply. Beyond that, all Corry has is a metal shack, a car, a journal, and the endless stretches of desert.



* BittersweetEnding: Corey receives a pardon for his crime and is allowed to go home. However, he can't take Alicia home, and between killing her or allowing her to live out her days lonely on the asteroid, Allenby shoots her dead. He sadly reminds Corey that he's leaving behind loneliness, and Corey grimly affirms "I must remember that..."
* ColdEquation: Used for a WhatMeasureIsANonHuman theme.

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* BittersweetEnding: Corey Corry receives a pardon for his crime and is allowed to go home. However, he can't take Alicia home, and between killing her or allowing her to live out her days lonely on the asteroid, Allenby shoots her dead. He sadly reminds Corey Corry that he's leaving behind loneliness, and Corey grimly affirms "I must remember that..."
* ChekhovsGun: Namely, the gun prominently strapped to Allenby's hip.
* ColdEquation: Used for a WhatMeasureIsANonHuman theme. Alicia can't go with Corry because they can only take 15 extra pounds of weight.


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* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: After Alicia gets shot in the face her robot voice winds down like a slowing down record player: "Corry...Corrrrry....Cooooorrrrrrrrry...."

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* BittersweetEnding: Corey receives a pardon for his crime and is allowed to go home. However, he can't take Alicia home, and between killing her or allowing her to live out her days lonely on the asteroid, Allenby shoots her dead. He sadly reminds Corey that he's leaving behind loneliness, and Corey grimly affirms "I must remember that..."


--> '''Creator/RodSerling:''' ''"Witness if you will, a dungeon, made out of mountains, salt flats, and sand that stretch to infinity. The dungeon has an inmate: James A. Corry. And this is his residence: a metal shack. An old touring car that squats in the sun and goes nowhere—for there is nowhere to go. For the record, let it be known that James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is on an asteroid nine-million miles from the Earth. Now witness, if you will, a man's mind and body shriveling in the sun, a man dying of loneliness."''

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--> '''Creator/RodSerling:''' ''"Witness Witness if you will, a dungeon, made out of mountains, salt flats, and sand that stretch to infinity. The dungeon has an inmate: James A. Corry. And this is his residence: a metal shack. An old touring car that squats in the sun and goes nowhere—for there is nowhere to go. For the record, let it be known that James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is on an asteroid nine-million miles from the Earth. Now witness, if you will, a man's mind and body shriveling in the sun, a man dying of loneliness."''
loneliness.



--> '''Creator/RodSerling:''' ''"On a microscopic piece of sand that floats through space fragments of a man's life. Left to rust is the place he lived in and the machines he used. Without use, they will disintegrate from the wind and the sand and the years that act upon them. All of Mr. Corry's machines, including the one made in his image, kept alive by love, but now obsolete—in The Twilight Zone."''

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--> '''Creator/RodSerling:''' ''"On On a microscopic piece of sand that floats through space fragments of a man's life. Left to rust is the place he lived in and the machines he used. Without use, they will disintegrate from the wind and the sand and the years that act upon them. All of Mr. Corry's machines, including the one made in his image, kept alive by love, but now obsolete—in The Twilight Zone."''

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