Masters of Science Fiction

Season 1 Episode 1

A Clean Escape

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Aug 04, 2007 on ABC

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  • Psychiatrist meets with a man who does not remember his past. He has short term memory issues. She suspects he is maybe faking it but is desperate to rub the past in his face.

    This worked for me for the better part of the first half. When it began to get political and potentially mirror the past I found myself fading toward disinterest. When it ended with them turning around and getting the man to remember his past (in an amoral way) they apparently so delighted in tormenting this man who was arrogant about the technology he created that they decide to waste precious remaining resources and time by going back and reassigning someone to reinterrogate him and continue to rub his families death and his mistake in his face until perhaps he has a psychotic break that drives him into insanity. I wish he had been perhaps meaner, uglier or something but you felt sorry for Sam Waterson and turned to greatly dislike the rest. A mediocre morality play with a bent sense of morality.