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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Assassination in Time
Plot:
A time traveling pair are tormented by their decision to save Abraham Lincoln from certain death; thereby changing history as we know it.
Episode:
0352
Air Dates:
First Run - September 26, 1975
Repeat - July 8, 1976
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6 Responses to Episode 0352


An inventor works on a time-travel machine and ends up sending his daughter and her future husband back in time to an unknown destination. They land in Washington D.C. in the days of Abraham Lincoln and end up in a boarding house where a plot is being hatched to assassinate the president. This leads them to contemplate what might happen if they alter the course of history as they know it.

Two people, participating in an experiment, travel back in time and find themselves caught up in the assassination plot to kill President Lincoln. Will they be able to stop it in time (pun intended)? A story reminiscent of the Twilight Episode \"Back There.\" I\'m a big fan of time travel stories but this one didn\'t really grab me because the characters aren\'t very interesting and primarily serve to move the plot forward. Genre: Science Fiction

A scientist enables a couple to travel back in time and they find themselves caught up in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Should they stop the murder and risk changing the future? This is a fairly run-of-the-mill time travel episode. Genre: Science-fiction

A time traveling couple is afforded the opportunity to thwart the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They struggle with the morality of saving our nation's most reveled leader versus altering the course of history.

I've always thought that the Titanic was actually sunk by the sudden weight of countless time travellers materializing aboard to witness the tragedy... This episode is about that other favorite site for time travellers; the assasination of Lincoln. Nice bits of historical authenticity improve this one and you can hardly quibble with the details of how time travel functions... it is, of course, impossible. All in all, a pretty good episode.

This is similar to a TWILIGHT ZONE episode "Back There" (Season 2, Episode 13). In that TZ episode, the main character goes to Ford's Theatre to warn everybody about the assassination. In this CBSRMT, our main characters, Mac McDonald (played by William Redfield) & Peg Andrews (played by Jennifer Harmon), replace 2 people in the past to encounter John Wilkes Booth (played by Gordon Gould). In ACT 1, it starts off slow, but the time traveling adventure begins in ACT 2. Then, in ACT 3, that's when things get intense. If you like Ian Martin's writing, you're going to like this one

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