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The Twilight Zone: The Trade-Ins

An old couple considers exchanging their pain-racked bodies for a more youthful model, but can only afford one transplant right now.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x31
Production Number: 4831
Airdate: Friday April 20th, 1962

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An elderly couple, John and Marie Holt, come to the New Life Corporation and meet with the salesman, Mr. Vance. The salesman reviews their medical histories and notes that John has been suffering from increasing illness and pain, then talks about how they specialize in rebirth. Vance explains that they build new artificial bodies in the prime of health and youth, close to perfection with a lifespan of 112 years. The Holts have been married for 50 years and John insists that their relationship can't end, that all they have is each other. Vance offers to show them the new models and takes them to a darkened series of chambers containing various "model" bodies. Vance explains that they put the patient to sleep and then transfer their personalities into their new perfect bodies without pain. Vance shows them other bodies in various poses and settings and is then called away. The Holts are left to wonder at the miracle presented to them and whether it's real...

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