The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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I Shot an Arrow into the Air 

Order breaks down between three surviving crewmen whose rocket ship crashes on an unknown world with limited water and supplies.

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Order breaks down between three surviving crewmen whose rocket ship crashes on an unknown world with limited water and supplies.

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15 January 1960 (USA)  »

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The title was one that Rod Serling considered for a screenplay that would later air as The Twilight Zone: The Gift (1962), which was almost the pilot. See more »

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The men all agree that they must be on an asteroid. Space service personnel would never even consider such an absurd hypothesis, as they would know that an asteroid cannot support any kind of atmosphere, nor can it have Earth-like gravity. See more »

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Rod Serling - Narrator: [Closing Narration] Practical joke perpetrated by Mother Nature and a combination of improbable events. Practical joke wearing the trappings of nightmare, of terror, of desperation. Small human drama played out in a desert ninety-seven miles from Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., continent of North America, the Earth, and, of course - the Twilight Zone.
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Where It Lands I Know Not Where
25 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Dewey Martin, Edward Binns, and Ted Otis play three astronauts whose experimental spaceship Arrow One crash lands on an unknown landscape where they find themselves in an increasing desperate fight for survival, as both food and especially water start to run low, forcing one of the less-than-ethical astronauts to resort to subterfuge and murder in order to increase his chance for survival, but what none of them know is how tragically close to civilization they have been all along... Though hardly surprising, this is still a memorable and effective tale which has certain similarities to later film classic "Planet Of The Apes"


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