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The Twilight Zone: The Obsolete Man

A librarian is scheduled for elimination after being deemed obsolete in the eyes of a futuristic society.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x29
Production Number: 173-3661
Airdate: Friday June 02nd, 1961



Recap

Romney Wordsworth, a librarian in a future society, is called by the State to a tribunal which has determined to declare him “obsolete.” Wordsworth is proud to proclaim himself a librarian. The Chancellor notes that since the State has eliminated books, there is no longer any need for a librarian. Wordsworth insists that his life has value despite the State’s proclamation but the Chancellor shouts him down and then the tribunal offers sentence: guilty...

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