The aliens take David Vincent up into their spaceship and then attempt to prove they have nothing but peaceful intentions by showing him what they've done to a desert valley. But all is not what it seems.



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Episode cast overview:
Nat Greely
Patricia Smith ...
Edna Greely
Capt. Mitchell Ross
Robert Doyle ...
Sgt. Walter Ruddell
Calvin Adams
Billy Stearns
Johnny Jensen ...
Young Nat Greely
Ed Poole
Erik Holland ...
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In the file room of a U.S. government base, an air force captain is forced to shoot and kill an airman who pulls a gun on him. The airman glows and disintegrates. Meanwhile, David Vincent is in Maine, trying to find a fisherman who is in possession of an alien disk. After his bizarre experience, Captain Mitchell Ross wants David to testify with him before a committee. But David knows that talk will do no good: he needs that alien disk. Later, the aliens abduct David and take him on a trip into their space ship. Incredibly, they want to convince him that they have only peaceful intentions. To prove it, they show him how they've revived and replenished a dying desert valley. But all is not what it seems. Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller




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14 March 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [Epilog Narration] A trip to a nightmare world. A committee disbanded. Another defeat, another hope lost for David Vincent - maybe. Or maybe it's a hope begun.
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Excellent Smithers
30 September 2008 | by (minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth) – See all my reviews

If I were a character actor I would love playing a character called "Alien #1." I would hoped to be killed by David Vincent and glow red before I vanished from the screen. Unfortunately Alien #1 doesn't die. Nor does Alien #2. They do get to pour three fourths of a bottle of whiskey down Vincent's throat to get him severely intoxicated. Thinnes does the best drunken driving scene since Cary Grant in North By Northwest. And with very few lines of dialog and not many scenes, you can't help feel sorry for Nat Greely as performed by William Smithers. A sad loser of an alcoholic who has the unfortunate luck of getting mixed up with the invaders. Vincent and Greely are bruised and battered after surviving the car wreck. And then they have to endure a tongue lashing from Dabney Coleman who was counting them to help testify about the invaders. I'm surprised Vincent, who must have had one heck of a hangover, didn't throw up his arms at the end of this episode and yell, "I give up!"

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