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A Death of Kings
A genius but modest scientist takes in a student. He ends up losing his wife to him, his skills and aptitudes too.
Air Dates:
First Run - January 16, 1975
Repeat - March 23, 1975
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3 Responses to Episode 0206

A brilliant but mousy college professor is pressured by his wife to make something more of his life. For various reasons, despite being the most senior employee, has never achieved full professorship but seems content to do the work he is doing at his present position. He reveals to his wife that he has discovered something that in the wrong hands would bring the world down to succumb to the wishes to whoever wielded it. He refuses to publish or share it to protect humanity. At the same time he has invited a poor graduate student to live with them. He is a follower and student of the professor’s work which appears to be in the supernatural, past lives, reincarnation. The student convinces the professor’s wife that she is the reincarnation of an ancient queen. The episode seemed to a little disjointed and the exact nature of the professors work remained unknown which, to me at least, contributed to the disjointedness of the episode.

I agree with Brannen that the episode was disjointed and the true nature of the professor's work was not really revealed (although his student did tell the wife some of it). At the end I wasn't sure if they had sort of swapped bodies in a Freaky Friday sort of way or if they had just merged their minds, but I tended towards the former as the professor's personality seems to be in control.

Disjointedness made the stonyness more real. I'll have to relisten to this. Very interesting.

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