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An Elegant Solution

April 6th, 2009

Here’s a fun segment from the ’80s Twilight Zone: “I of Newton,” based on a short story by Joe Haldeman, is about a mathematician (Sherman Hemsley, The Jeffersons) who unwittingly summons a demon (Ron Glass, Firefly) and has to figure out a means of getting rid of him. Glass is especially fun in this, charming and more than a little bit menacing. (Pay attention to his T-shirt.) The writing is snappy and the conclusion is clever. It runs about eight minutes, so you can watch it while enjoying a snack. Might I suggest devil’s food cake?

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