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On the Night of the Dead


In a village ravaged by sickness and hunger, a group of women pin their hopes for salvation on a man claiming to be a god. Meanwhile, their cynical leader demands proof of his powers.



Air Dates

  • First Run - March 29, 1982
  • Repeat - June 29, 1982





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5 Responses to Episode 1308

This episode was an effort to remake one of Euripides' works. The episode was one of the most eccentric episodes I've heard. Lots of "King James Version" talking and way too much over-acting. It was also an attack on wine. So, if you like that sort of thing, this episode is for you. Alas, not for me; just 3 stars.


Some of the news segments in CBSRMT are creepy too. There's one horrible day where I swear it was like the Jim Jones Temple suicides happened, Idi Amin was eating human flesh and there was some sort of nuclear disaster (Three Mile Island perhaps). It was insane. Gives me perspective (as well as ignites memories of when the events happened) with today's grim news.


I grew up in the Los Angeles area so the only CBSRMT theatre programs I like to collect are those with the KNX News Radio segments prior to the beginning of the program. The Budweiser commercials give me goose bumps, they really take me back when I was 10-18 years old! They are an audio time machine for me!


I can say the exact same thing!! West Covina, Calif.

Trina J

This is an adaption of The Bacchae by Euripides. Your King James talking is rather dramatic Shakespeare play type 'talking'. It's what they called arts and culture before. I found it quite entertaining. Some of the characters such as Pentheus, Cadmus and Agave are original to Euripides, but for some reason the writer changed the wine 'god' Dionysus name to Xenos (Greek for stranger or foreigner). Maybe CBS didn't want to celebrate the Dionysus wine festival. A strange variation in the climax though, what happened to Pentheus was authentic, but what happened to the drunken women is invented by CBS? Interesting side thought Agave is a Mexican herb that is used as a sweetener in drinks which Euripides couldn't have known.

D.C. Klinkensmit

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