Three astronauts touch down on an asteroid, where they discover a world of people that appear to be frozen in time. Confused, they theorize as to why everyone is motionless, until a man springs to life and explains.

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Jeremy Wickwire
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Kurt Meyers
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Peter Kirby
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Captain James Webber
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In a far corner of the universe, a spaceship with three astronauts lands on a planet with gravity and air conditions virtually identical to that on Earth. Their surroundings appear as Earth did 200 years ago but the planet has two suns so they're fairly certain they didn't somehow end up back home. People however seem to be frozen in time. They eventually stumble upon Jeremy Wickwire, who is the caretaker for the locale. His explanation of what he is and where they are defies belief but in the end, he does grant them their wish. Written by garykmcd

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19 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Captain James Webber, Professor Kurt Meyers and Peter Kirby left Earth in September 2185. See more »

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Several of the people who are supposed to be "frozen" can be seen moving slightly, and one woman even blinks. See more »

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Meyers: [Wickwire has poisoned their drinks] But why? Why us?
Wickwire: Because you are here, and you are men. And while there are men, there can be no peace.
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Spoofed in Weird Science: Sci-Fi Zoned (1995) See more »

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Fascination
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Music by F.D. Marchetti
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'To peace'.
14 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Well written and darkly satirical of the destructive nature of humanity. Three astronauts in a rocket run out of fuel find themselves on an asteroid that looks very much like Earth. The Earth, by the way, was largely destroyed by war in 1985, two hundred years before the space men's time. They find people but they are all rather stiff.

The three men voice interesting theories about what might be happening, making this episode a whimsically thought provoking ride. One character among the stiffs is animated and appearing a little eccentric. This is Mr Wickwire (Cecil Kelloway) who is the astronauts hope of finding out what its all about on this odd asteroid. Kelloway, a distinguished movie character actor brings some darkly toned charm to this story.

Pessimistic stuff about humanity. At least we know the back-story of a war-obliterated Earth in 1985 didn't happen!


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