No -one can dispute Robert Heinlein's vision that increased leisure will produce some weird results. The sharp focus and rich colours of the interiors depict perfectly a future for a rich class. The moral dilemmas are provided in the courtroom case concerning Jerry.
A huge corporation is represented by three humans, with Malcolm McDowell's wonderfully explosive character dominating. Whether you favour Doglas Adams's or Isaac Asimov's more cautious view of such a future institution, you will not be disappointed. If you listen carefully, some of the questions we all have to be asking ourselves, which concern the nature of future mechanisms which come into contact with humans on an everyday basis, will be answered.
This episode is the first that I have watched from this series. Thank goodness it IS possible to translate on to the screen some of the absorbing questions about robotics and related developments and how they will affect society in the future, in the amusing way that written sci fiction deals with them. I await other developments from this Masters of sci fiction series with much less scepticism than I would have thought possible!!
Basically, the story takes place in the year 2077 and involves a rich (almost retarded) woman's attempt to save a biological robot's life. This eventually becomes a legal fight.
I think the goal of the story was to examine the legal rights of genetically created humanoids. This could have been interesting, but it wasn't. The efforts to build sympathy for the humanoid didn't really work well enough. Furthermore, the legal arguments were kind of a letdown - weak and not very thought-provoking.
The only mild entertainment was watching crazy people talk for duration of the show. It was good acting, but brainless chatter. It never amounted to anything.
There's plenty of sci-fi on TV, you can spend your time better elsewhere.