I saw a science fiction anthology series episode in which when a man manipulated by a doctor, I think a psychiatrist, slept and dreamed he would wake up to a world affected by what he had dreamed.

When I saw it, I looked it up and found that it was based on a book, and that a movie had also been made based on it.

I cannot remember the names of any of them.


You are, of course referring to "The Lathe of Heaven" by Ursula K. Le Guin.

I'm unaware of an anthologised TV version of the book but there have been two made-for-TV film versions; The Lathe of Heaven (1980) and the similarly titled Lathe of Heaven (2002).

Per Wikipedia;

"In Portland, Oregon in the near future, George Orr is charged with misuse of multiple prescription medications, which he was taking to keep himself from dreaming; he volunteers for psychiatric care to avoid prosecution, and is assigned to the care of licensed "oneirologist" William Haber. Orr's explanation of his drug abuse is incredible: he has known since age 17 his dreams change reality, and tries to prevent himself from dreaming because he fears their effects."

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I believe you are referring to The Lathe of Heaven, a film that was based on the 1971 science fiction novel The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. In it, a man sleeps, dreams, and awakes to an altered reality that only he recognizes as being altered.

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