List of Welcome to Paradox episodes
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Season 1: 1998
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|01||"Our Lady Of The Machine"||Clark Johnson||Alan Dean Foster, Miguel Tejda-Flores||August 17, 1998|
|A fully 3D hologram of the Holy Madonna is being used by someone to extort money from the citizens of Betaville. Luckily Detective Angel Cardenas is on the case. His intuition comes in handy at what looks like an easy case, but in reality he will soon discover that the hologram is not a hologram at all and the Holy Madonna may be real.
|02||"Research Alpha"||Charles Wilkinson||James H. Shmitz, A. E. van Vogt, Jeremy Lipp||August 24, 1998|
|At a secure facility for genetic research the scientists are getting bored with the simple and unexciting new genetic therapies they have come up with. That is when one of the scientists decides to test his human evolution acceleration therapy on himself. This of course is going to be fraught with undesirable consequences.
|03||"The Winner"||Charles Wilkinson||Donald E. Westlake, George Melrod||August 31, 1998|
|The maximum security prison of the future has arrived. The nice thing is that the prison needs no bars. Pain inducing implants can control the prisoner's will thus locking the prisons inside their minds any time they try to leave the electronic perimeter. But like all prisons there is always one inmate that has a plan to get out.
|04||"News from D Street"||Guy Magar||Andrew Weiner, Miguel Tejda-Flores||September 7, 1998|
|Another detective story set in Betaville, however this time the P.I. must find a missing person. It soon becomes apparent to him that he and the citizen he is looking for are living in an alternate reality. A simulated reality of advanced cybernetic design
|05||"The Girl Who Was Plugged In"||Jorge Montesi||James Tiptree Jr., Jeremy Lipp||September 14, 1998|
|A suicidal girl has come to realize that her existence is worthless because of her lack of beauty. She is given a second chance when her brain is used as an advanced remote control for an artificially grown beautiful young bio organic robot who will become a media sensation. The only question is can she now handle all the freedom she has never known?
|06||"The Extra"||Rod Pridy||Greg Egan, William Harrison[disambiguation needed]||September 21, 1998|
|A wealthy old man has himself cloned so that he can transplant his brain into younger versions of himself. This would insure him perpetual youth and perhaps eternal life. His life gets an unexpected turn when the target clone begins to realize who he is and what he was created for.
|07||"Alien Jane"||Jorge Montesi||Kelley Eskridge, Rick Drew||September 28, 1998|
|A girl that has the uncanny ability to feel no pain tries to hold on to her sanity when she becomes a human test subject. As the tests intensify she finds her self trying to hold on to her humanity.
|08||"Hemeac"||Paul Ziller||E.G. Von Wald, Micheal Thoma||5 October 1998|
|Hemeac is a student at a school run entirely by machines. Computer controlled androids teach the students mind expanding educational material as well as mechanical precision and computer logic. Unfortunately the Dean of Students is breaking down thus forcing Hemeac to react beyond his learning, but is the time to act too late?
|09||"All Our Sins Forgotten"||Bruce McDonald||David Ira Cleary, Miguel Tejada-Flores||12 October 1998|
|A therapist develops a device that can erase the bad memories of his patients. But at what cost?
|10||"Acute Triangle"||Jorge Montesi||Rob Chilson, Micheal Thoma||19 October 1998|
|A wealthy scientist falls in love with a biologically enhanced robot (Biorobe). His marriage failing, his wife struggles with the fateful decision to leave him. The Biorobe however desires to be much more than a compliant companion and in the end she could be just what the husband and wife need.
|11||"Options"||John Greyson||John Varley, Scott Frost||26 October 1998|
|Technology has enabled the populace of Betaville to change ones sex as easily as changing ones clothes. So when Cleo Lawson finds that her husband is a philanderer she takes the opportunity to change her sex as a means to understanding what it is to be a man, and perhaps why her husband is the way he is.
|12||"Blue Champagne"||John Greyson||John Varley, Jeremy Lipp||2 November 1998|
|Q.M. a worker in a futuristic healing resort called "Blue Champagne" becomes smitten with virtual reality superstar Megan Galloway when she arrives for some convalesence. The relationship takes a passionate turn but soon fails after he realizes that his emotions are sold to the VR producers as part of her performance contract.
|13||"Into The Shop"||Jorge Montesi||Ron Goulart, Andrew McEvoy||9 November 1998|
|The future of law enforcement has arrived in Betaville. Called "Lawagons" the black artificially intelligent vehicles patrol the streets with their human partners dispensing justice throughout the city. Federal Police Marshal Stu Clemens' Lawagon however has developed a glitch in its systems and now at the behest of his human partner has become judge, jury and executioner.
A prop of a green squeezable alien head stress toy that was played with by the episode's lead is a promotional item given at trade shows by the Sci Fi Channel, complete with the channel's name written on it.