The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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People Are Alike All Over 

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 »

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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

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25 March 1960 (USA)  »

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In the opening monologue Mark Marcusson (Paul Comi) is described as 35 years old and Sam Conrad (played by Roddy McDowall) as 31. At the time the episode was released McDowall was indeed 31 but Comi has just turned 28. See more »

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When Conrad walks into the living room after banging on the front door, the shadow of the boom mic and its operator are clearly seen. See more »

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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.
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1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Note that the some of the spaceship interior components, specifically the Pac Man light boxes, appear to be leftovers from "Forbidden Planet". These appear in a couple other TZ episodes also: "Elegy" and maybe some others.

I never realized this was the same girl from "The Cage/Court Martisl" before. Maybe she got typecast as an attractive alien seductress.

Finally got Tivo So I can record the TZ New Yeat marathon. Now I can leave my TV room on New Year's eve/day!

What's up with the 10 lines of text minimum? I can't think of anything more to say!


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