Guest Stars: Phyllis Kirk, Don Briggs, Dennis Harrison, John McGovern, Maurice Burke
Directed by Don Medford
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)
Fifteen years in the future, a government agent tries to solve the mystery of how criminals are able to beat lie detector tests and escape punishment.
Although Kirk is billed as the star of this episode, and was likely the biggest name among the cast, she rather curiously plays a fairly minor supporting role. I know that there were gender inequities at the time, but still it seems strange that the producers wouldn't try to showcase her. Nevertheless, it's an episode with a pretty interesting hook, predicting a legal system where lie detectors would become a critical component in criminal cases. Although that didn't come to pass, it's well utilized as a launching point for the plot of this installment, but unfortunately the climax isn't as effectively realized.
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