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The Twilight Zone: The Brain Center at Whipple's

An entire staff is fired by a heartless industrialist and replaced by machines, which soon revolt.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x33
Production Number: 2632
Airdate: Friday May 15th, 1964

Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Rod Serling


Recap

Wallace V. Whipple is a businessman always looking to the future. He sees that he can increase productivity, and cut costs at the same time by automating his business. This will put thousands out of work, but Whipple doesn't seem to mind. An employee, Dickerson, confronts Mr. Whipple and tries to help him see what it is he will be doing by ridding the business of human employees. Dickerson tries to destroy the computers and Whipple has him arrested. Whipple himself is found to be unnecessary by the computer and is fired, and replaced by a robot...

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