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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Children of Death
Plot:
In a time where men and women have been segregated to live alone, a deadly game is born. A game wherein they must hunt each other down to win the ultimate prize-- a chance at procreation.
Episode:
0426
Air Dates:
First Run - February 5, 1976
Repeat - June 23, 1976
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11 Responses to Episode 0426


I loved this episode. This is more on the Sci Fi side in which I like.

In future time men and women are separated and consider each other mortal enemies. Procreation can only take place by battling and capturing one of the opposite sex. One particularly meek and guileless men, son of the High Priest, sees the whole thing as barbaric and is not interested in participating. Under pressure, he heads out to the battle ground and encounters a woman by whom he is defeated and captured. Taken to the women's community, he discovers first hand the differences, and similarities that exist between the two genders.

In a post-Apocalyptic future, men and women have split into warring gender-based tribes. One man, however, dares question the 'natural' hatred between the sexes. Then he gets captured by the women for breeding purposes, after which he must be ritually murdered.

Sorry to reanimate this old thread, but maybe it should've been noted that this episode was the basis of Mr. Dann's 1979 novel "The Third Body", according to the Wikipedia CBSRMT page.

It was ok. I found it to be somewhat predictable. Many of my favorites are not predictable, or have a twist that I did not see coming. I really enjoy Sci Fi, and enjoy some of the CBSRMT episodes that dive into that genre. Keep them coming, and I will comment as I listen. I like the polling section.

this one was okay. not bad, but not the best. i think the first time i listened to it, i was impressed because i didn't know what to expect. i marked it off in my archive as being a good show. Upon listening again, i realized how cornball the acting came off (too stiff and robotic) and that this potentially rich tale left a lot to be desired. i enjoyed it very much, but not sure if i'd be willing to sit through it again.

Perhaps I would have enjoyed this one more, had I not listened to it at 3 AM. I never became fully interested in the story, and I'm not sure it would have made much difference no matter what time I listened to it. It was okay. It just wasn't a thriller to me.

This one was OK. Plot ending was similar to TWZ "The Man in The Cave". But it caught me a bit by surprise I guess.

Perhaps I would have enjoyed this one more, had I not listened to it at 3 AM. I never became fully interested in the story, and I'm not sure it would have made much difference no matter what time I listened to it. It was okay. It just wasn't a thriller to me.

This one was OK. Plot ending was similar to TWZ "The Man in The Cave". But it caught me a bit by surprise I guess.

I agree that this one was OK. Not great, not terrible. I agree that not every show has to be great to be enjoyed. It seems that the mediocre shows are often the ones that deal with the political issues of the day so they can provide insight as to what was on peoples minds at the time the show was written. I am also amazed at how shows that seemed great to me at one time seem cheesy when I listen to them now. Some of my favorites of my teenage years are really pretty bad when I listen to them today.  I did enjoy this one even if it's not one of my favorites.

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