Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 25

People Are Alike All Over (25 Mar. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" People Are Alike All Over (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 946 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

Biologist Sam Conrad is scheduled to go on a mission to Mars and is genuinely concerned about what they will find there. The mission commander, Mark Marcusson, tells him there's nothing to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (based on a short story by), 1 more credit »
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 16 Jul 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: People Are Alike All Over (25 Mar 1960)

People Are Alike All Over (25 Mar 1960) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Teenya
Paul Comi ...
Byron Morrow ...
Martian
Vic Perrin ...
Martian
Vernon Gray ...
Martian
Edit

Storyline

Biologist Sam Conrad is scheduled to go on a mission to Mars and is genuinely concerned about what they will find there. The mission commander, Mark Marcusson, tells him there's nothing to worry about as he firmly believes that God made everyone in his image and no matter what they find, he is certain that people are alike all over. They crash-land on Mars and Marcusson dies from his injuries. Conrad is happy to find that the people of Mars are very human-like, friendly and intelligent. They provide him with a home and promise him much more. Too late however he realizes that, just as Marcusson had said, people are alike all over. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 March 1960 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As in many other episodes several props of Forbidden Planet are used, especially in the interior of the astronauts' spaceship. See more »

Goofs

During the voice-over by Rod Serling, the man is named Warren Marcusson. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [Opening Narration] You're looking at a species of flimsy little two-legged animal with extremely small heads, whose name is Man. Warren Marcusson, age thirty-five. Samuel A. Conrad, age thirty-one.
Narrator: [continued opening narration subsequent to character dialogue] They're taking a highway into space, Man unshackling himself and sending his tiny, groping fingers up into the unknown. Their destination is Mars, and in just a moment we'll land there with them.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Favorite Martian: Man or Amoeba (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
'People...on Mars?'
16 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Sam Conrad (Roddy McDowall) and Mark Marcusson (Paul Comi) go to Mars as imagined in 1960. Now we know that the planet could not have anyone like Susan Oliver on it so perhaps Barack Obama is right not to bother with going there.

I like the way the start prefigures the end of the story (visually too) with the question of whether people are the same everywhere? McDowall plays the reluctant adventurer of the two astronauts, well aware that he will have to make his home on Mars. The Martians are attired in an ancient Roman looking way and have a pleasant appearance (especially Susan Oliver).

One of the odd and enjoyable episodes but not one of the greatest. The contrast between the two astronauts is good. Well played by both actors. Rod Serling wrote the teleplay based on a story by Paul W Fairman, whose other writing credits are for z rated sci-fi films and TV. Serling went on to co-write the screenplay for 'Planet Of The Apes'. Will he make a monkey of Roddy McDowall in this?


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Time for another reboot? crockett_john
Twilight Zone available on VHS crockett_john
Locations a hundred yards over the rim mcba_2
How would Christie Streator and her doll fare against Anthony Fremont? m_e_fulton
'You Drive' - a different take on this episode. crockett_john
Favorite TZ References nicolbatchellor
Discuss People Are Alike All Over (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?