Vanishing Point (Season 2)

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The Black Serpent

Holidaying on a Greek island, two friends, Mary and Karen, are spend an afternoon at the beach, while they discuss their third friend Theresa who has met a man on the island. Mary decides to take a walk down the beach, but quickly stops when she spots a large, black snake which heads into the water before Karen can see it. At a bar along Theresa and Jeff, Mary and Karen talk about the snake-sighting though the bar owner dismisses the idea of a snake and recalls a legend of them being driven from the island. Back at the hotel, Theresa proves to be in a rather confrontational mood and ends up arguing with both Mary and Karen resulting in them taking a trip to a museum, where Karen spots a snake exhibit which contains a model of Medusa - identical to the snake she saw on the beach.

Nightmare in Rabbit City

The Enormous Radio

Jim and Irene Westcott live in an apartment building in Manhattan, and spend a large amount of time listening to music on the radio. However, their existing radio is failing leaving Jim setting about buying a new one. At home the following day, Irene receives a strange phone call promising her a "monstrous surprise". She also unexpectedly receives a delivery - a large console radio - and on trying to use it, discovers it can pick up conversations from around their building after initially believing the performances are radio plays. Eavesdropping on the ongoing events of the building becomes a regular occurrence for Irene, where she discovers the intimate details of people around them and begins to affect her mentally. The apparent sordidness of other people's lives may not be too far away in their relationship however.

Curse of the Unnamed Planet

Flano is drinking in a bar and being served by bar droid Wanno. She is approached by a man, who questions why she is in the bar while hitting on her. She retorts that she is drinking to forget having resigned from her job as a scout at the intergalactic agency. She relates the story of her mission in which she was assigned to send bot X-12 on reconnaisance on an unnamed planet while disguised as a child. The mission has him encounter other children though X-12 struggles to understand the behaviour of the beings on the planet. He eventually believes he is being chased by beings from the planet, and becomes desperate to return to the ship. However, X-12 the process is interrupted due to solar flares and results in Flano having to leave X-12 stuck on the planet.

This episode was expanded into a four part series, named the The Unnamed Planet Tetralogy in 1987.

Secret Ceremony

An aging prostitute encounters a mentally disabled young woman on the street, and ends up involved in a case of mistaken identity when the woman believes she is her mother. Being lead into a grand ornate house where the young woman lives alone, she discovers she is called Cecilia, and ends up playing along as the deceased mother, believing that she is onto a good thing. Initially unsure about whether to continue with the situation, she eventually settles into the role as the mother and discovers that Cecilia and her distant family have more skeletons in the cupboard than her dead mother, particularly when two older family members turn up at the house with the intent on stealing what is left of anything with value.

In the Groove

In Lonesome Creek during August, father and son Gary and Josh settle down at a camp before intending on carrying their trip in the morning. Josh brings up the topic of him being sent to live with his father, though is irritated that he hasn't been consulted. Conversation also turns to them having just visited Grandma Weaver after a stroke, and who Josh believed didn't recognise them during their visit, which has his father believing he needs to learn more about the human brain. Returning to a cafe they visited the previous day for breakfast, they encounter a strange man who reveals he suffers from epilepsy and goes on to describe an odd procedure which he supposedly experienced involving a brain swap with a little girl, and promptly scares Josh off while Gary remains deeply interested.

Soft Landscape

A couple, Sheldon and Lisa, take ownership of land which they hope to one day build a home on as they continue to search for a current place to live, though Lisa proves particuarly picky. The situation has Sheldon questioning whether Lisa actually wants to live with him, and suggests his plans to build a house of the land are fantasy due to the cost. She does however agree to meet Brett, an architect, who has offered to design their potential new home. Also meeting Brett's partner Nadiya, the pair begin to ask probing questions about their lives to plan out the ideal home which leaves Lisa particularly unsettled by the pair. When the architects reveal their proposed plans, Sheldon and Lisa soon find their entire lives mapped out for them which proves straining.

The Nine Billion Names of God

Mr Honestchuck, a busy computer programmer is under financial pressure due to money he owes, and is also having to deal with strange men in orange robes waiting for his answer to their proposition. They reveal they are monks from Nepal who want to contract Honestchuck to collect and print out the nine billion names of God, in the hope that once the task is complete, God will end the illusionary universe they live in and start a new better world. Resisting their offer, the monks set up camp in Mr Honestchuck's outer-office in a battle of wills which he eventually loses and agrees to head to Nepal. While at their home, Mr Honestchuck learns to appreciate the world before setting about work on completing their request while hoping to help the monks in the belief that their prediction will fail.

Shoot the Unicorn

Head of Photoworld, Matt Brady has a meeting with renowned photo-journalist Jack who has a proposal about a piece on a lost Amazon tribe of people known as the Unicorn, who are threatened by a Brazilian government proposal to build a highway through their land. Jack plans to take pictures of the trible and intends to do this using a camera which has been installed in his eye. Eventually the two men agree, with Jack taking all of the risks of the project though assigning copyright to Photoworld. Arriving by way of a plane crash after an engine failure, he is taken in by the tribe who he discovers believe that a picture of them is able to steal their soul and transport them to a sister world, which has Jack throw away his usual camera equipment into a nearby river to earn their trust, though begins to take photographs using his eye camera with disastrous results.

The Language of the Flowers

Henry Herman works in a bank in a stressful job which sees him transferred around the world, startin a new garden in each new home. After years of faithful service, Henry is being retired five years early, which leaves his wife questioning whether they should move to downsize and save some money, though Henry is keen on retaining his current outside space. He is given an orchid from India as a gift for his retirement, though on bringing it home, his wife remarks that it has an evil quality about it and refuses to have it in the house. Despite her objections, Henry keeps it in the house and takes to tending to it carefully, where he quickly discovers it has a personality which reacts to the attention he gives it. Relations with his wife become strained almost immediately.

The Last 30 Days of Charles L. Danforth

Past Imperfect

The Count's Wife

Children's Eyes

Split Second

Mom's Home Cooking

A Kissing Way

The Man Who Liked Dickens

Snow Shadow Area

A Small Good Thing

I'm a Strange Here Myself

Looking for a Quiet Place

Azure Blue


All the Way

A Silent Agreement

The Ultimate Threshold

The Rising of the North

Death of a Physicist

A Communicable Disease

Closing Night

The Right One

The Doctor and the Soul

The Most Beautiful Woman Town

Open Wide

Certain Distant Suns

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