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The Twilight Zone: No Time Like the Past

Paul Driscoll believes he can alter history by traveling back in time and changing three particular events, Hiroshima, murdering Hitler and convincing the captain of the Lusitania to change its course. Failing, he decides to live in a simpler time but must not change any events, no matter who may be hurt by this.

Episode Info


Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: 4853
Airdate: Thursday March 07th, 1963

Director: Justus Addiss
Writer: Rod Serling


Recap

Paul Driscoll wants to use his time machine to right three wrongs from the past: the bombing of Hiroshima, Hitler's rise to power and the sinking of the Lusitania. After failing miserably at all three, he decides to relocate to the past, 1881. He brings along with him a history book which tells of a fire to be started by run away horses and burns down a school, injuring many children. He sees the wagon with the horses, and tries to convince the owner to unhitch them. He instead frightens the horses, causing them to run off and starting the fire. Driscoll then decides he belongs back in the present and it is harmful to try and change history...

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