Obsolete Man [fromThe twilight zone. Season 2] [videorecording]

From Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Rod Serling
Obsolete Man [fromThe twilight zone. Season 2] [videorecording] 
Obsolete Man, an episode of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, is about a librarian who is summoned to court to defend his profession. The librarian is designated as “obsolete” because there are no more libraries and therefore, there is no knowledge to organize. The “obsolete” librarian (or person) may choose his or her method of execution. He is,in addition, permitted to meet with his executioner and discuss with him, in private, his desired method of termination. Shortly before his execution is to commence, the librarian summons the Grand Chancellor to his room and locks the door. The librarian displays admirable cool as the clock ticks down while the Grand Chancellor shows a total lack of it. The Grand Chancellor is permitted out of the room before the termination is committed but beware of your judgment upon others because your judgment may be reflected back at you. The Grand Chancellor is the next to be determined “obsolete” but the viewer is led to the conclusion that this sentence was determined by the cowardice demonstrated and caught on tape while he with the condemned.