Z-View Twilight Zone: “Nick of Time” [Season 2, Episode 7]

Twilight Zone: “Nick of Time” [Season 2, Episode 7]
Original Air Date: November 18, 1960

Director: Richard L. Bare

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: William Shatner and Patricia Breslin.

The Overview:  Beware of Spoilers…

While driving through a small town heading for their honeymoon, Don [Shatner] and Pat [Breslin] Carter’s car breaks down.  The mechanic says it will take a few hours to repair, so the newlyweds head into a small cafe for lunch and to pass the time.

Don is nervous to hear about a possible promotion but is afraid to call his boss.  There’s a little penny fortune-telling machine at their table, so Don jokingly puts in a penny to get the answer.  When it appear that the machine got the answer correctly, Don asks more and more questions and the machine answers with startling accuracy… or does it?