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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Winds of Time
('Bryce Bond files')
Plot:
A woman visits paranormal expert Bryce Bond to relieve her of the incessant and debilitating migraines she experiences. In order to cure her, she must travel through time and secure closure for things left unresolved in her past lives.
Episode:
0906
Air Dates:
First Run - October 16, 1978
Repeat - April 20, 1979
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4 Responses to Episode 0906


A truly remarkable episode ahead of its time as so many of these are. daring and far-reaching in scope it's well acted and spellbinding.

A woman plagued by headaches seeks solace from a hypnotist, but her regression to previous lives reveals a deep-seated guilt over incarnations in which she might have changed history for the better, but failed to.

Ian Martin wrote an interesting tale that brought Drama-Mystery & Fantasy-Mystery together in this CBSRMT episode. It reminds me of the 112th episode of the TWILIGHT ZONE where the main character goes back in time to try and change history. And in the end, they created a "Pre-destination Paradox" a.k.a. "Casual Loop" where one doesn't change history but makes it. In this story, our main character travels to Pittsburgh 1862 during the Civil War, then goes to London 1888 to find Jack The Ripper, and then Berlin 1945 when WWII was almost ending. The sound effects of the door buzzing, the cannons fired, the frogs croaking, gun misfired, the fog horn, horses galloping, the phone ringing, bombs being dropped and exploded, and the gun shot near the end were all hunky dory. The music, however, needed a variety of themes for every location our main character traveled to. Drum battle music in ACT-1, horrifying tunes in ACT-2, and dramatic melodies in ACT-3. SPECIAL NOTE: there were recording sounds in the background that were very distracting. It sounded like slow music from a previous recording or zombie cows mooing. But more importantly, E.G. Marshall was at the top of his game when he introduced the subject of reincarnation in his Prologue. In ACT-1, he quotes Thomas Hardy by saying, "Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened." In ACT-2, he explains that truth is definitely stranger than fiction. In ACT-3, he quotes Claudius from William Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act-4, Scene-3) by saying, "Diseases desperate grown. By desperate appliance are relieved. Or not at all." And in the Epilogue, he quoted Elbert Hubbard by saying, "A miracle is an event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it." All of these quotes were significant to what our main characters were going through. If there was one word to describe the talents of Bryce Bond (as Himself), Carol Teitel (as Carol Ormsby (who became Loreta Janeta Velázquez a.k.a. Lt. Harry Buford, then became Mary Jane Kelly and then became Eva Braun)), Ian Martin (as Sgt. Red Crowder & Adolf Hitler), and Robert Dryden (as Jack The Ripper & Fritz), it would be: SENSATIONAL! This was one of Carol Teitel's best performances in radio history. She played the roles of a trouble woman with a migraine, a Civil War lieutenant, a promiscuous gal in Britain, and the spouse of the German dictator in one story.

I typically enjoy a time travel story and this did not disappoint. The progression of the story I felt was well done from a very skeptical person to an aggressive believer in the man helping her. She was in a desperate pursuit to try and help herself with the Headaches but it was much more than that.

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