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2. The Time Element, part 1

After years spent earning a name for himself in TV thanks to his knack for crafting compelling scripts, Serling’s first foray into science fiction came in 1958 with a teleplay called, “The Time Element,” which he hoped to draft into an episodic series. Unfortunately, cautious of the script’s content — in which a man has nightly recurring dreams that he’s warning people about the attack on Pearl Harbor only to explain his issues to a therapist, fall asleep on the doctor’s couch, and get killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor — was deemed too odd and the pilot was shelved.

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