Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
In a small town, a man by the name of Jagger is about to be executed after being found guilty of murder. The local newspaperman, Colbey, is convinced that Jagger is innocent. He accuses Deputy Pierce of having perjured himself to get a conviction and accuses Sheriff Charlie Koch of just plain laziness in investigating the case. As the morning of his execution arrives, the townsfolk realize that the sun hasn't risen that day. They soon begin to understand the cause of the darkness that surrounds them. Written by
As the crowd (located "in the Midwest") gathers at 9 a.m. for the hanging, the announcer on the radio says that it is "9 a.m. Eastern Time." That would make it 8 or 7 a.m. in the Midwest, depending on their time zone. See more »
It's important to get with the majority, isn't it? That's... that's a big thing nowadays, isn't it Reverend?
That's all there is is the majority. The minority must have died on the cross two thousand years ago.
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For the era in which this took place, It was a great and brave episode. People who declared it was "too preachy" are usually the ones from this newer generation who are trying to wash their hands clean of any guiltiness oozing out of their past - The main reason why this topic will remain a controversial subject in America, of course. (so no surprise there)
And no matter how hard we try to scrub, some stains will we can't just wash away or lobotomize ourselves to purposely ignore, especially since it was the foundation and still remains key to America's economic wealth and construction.
With that said, it was a wonderful episode that dared to take a chance at exposing the hardships of race relations during the 60's. And a must see for any "open-minded and openhearted" person.
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