Man gets wish for peace and harmony, but gets sent 10,000 years into the future?


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Jun 19, 2020

First, let me thank Chronicles for the opportunity to present my first thread here. Here's my brain disconnect :

I recall a 1950's/60's/70's sci-fi TV episode that went something like this: A man is distressed about racial inequality and the general inharmonious state of the world. Somehow he gets a wish from someone/something that allows him to jump into the future to a time where these problems no longer exist. He doesn't know when that would occur, but he's thinking 50-250 years or something like that. When his wish is granted, he lands in a time where there's no more racial inequality and everyone's skin color has evolved over the years into (as I remember) a light green or light greenish grey. Note the show may have been black and white and they simply mention the color, or it may have been an early color TV episode. But here's the kicker: When he asks what year he's in, he freaks out when he finds he's landed 9000-10,000 years into the future. The upshot is that it took 10,000 years for the human race to evolve to this state of peace and equality.

I've tried to remember or find info about this episode over the years with no success. It's come into my mind again recently again given the problems we continue to face with racial inequality in the USA and around the globe. Does anyone have any idea which show featured that episode, what the title was, or other tidbits that might be of general interest to the community?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and comments : )

Regards . . .