The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
8.3/10
1,290
10 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay by), (based on a short story by) (as Paul Fairman)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Teenya
Paul Comi ...
...
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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rod Serling changed a couple of elements from the original source story (Brothers Beyond The Void, by Paul W. Fairman) for this episode. In the original story the protagonist is Marcusson and Conrad is only in the beginning of the story as Marcusson makes the trip to Mars alone. Serling also changed the climatic utterance from the story's mundane "People are the same everywhere," to his more poignant version. It isn't clear why Serling changed the story and made Conrad the protagonist. See more »

Goofs

During the voice-over by Rod Serling, the man is named Warren Marcusson. In the story he is called Mark 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 Star Trek: The Cage (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Spaceship Interior
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!


8 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The most handsome actor priscilla52782
Tomato and Lettuce Sandwich? josephturner1975
"The Hitchhiker" the sailor maysummers
OT: Can anyone identify this 60s actress/model? Sitcom_Sally
Moral of the story priscilla52782
Willoughby tzveteran
Discuss People Are Alike All Over (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?