Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 32

The Gift (27 Apr. 1962)
"The Twilight Zone" The Gift (original title)

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A man from the stars comes with a gift to a small Mexican village whose residents do not welcome this stranger.

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The residents of a small Mexican village, just 40 miles or so south of the Rio Grande, panic when they learn a being from another planet may have crashed near by. As the result of an altercation with local police, one policeman is dead and the alien is severely wounded. A young boy, Pedro, quickly forms a friendship with the alien who says he has come in peace. He also says he has a gift for the people of the Earth, but the villagers fear means that mankind will never benefit from the alien's generosity. Written by garykmcd

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Narrator: The place is Mexico, just across the Texas border, a mountain village held back in time by its remoteness and suddenly intruded upon by the twentieth century. And this is Pedro, nine years old, a lonely, rootless little boy, who will soon make the acquaintance of a traveler from a distant place. We are at present forty miles from the Rio Grande, but any place and all places can be - the Twilight Zone.
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Gentle parable
16 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly familiar story. A little boy befriends an alien in a society where both of them feel like outsiders. The TZs set outside of America tend to lose something of the vibrant and compelling nature of the show. 'The Gift',set in Mexico suffers from this and seems more dated than most other Zones. Still this gentle parable has it merits and comments on man's impulsive and destructive nature.

Has anyone ever noticed the amount of poetry references there are towards the end of season three ? In 'The Gift' the alien quotes Robert Burns 'The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry'. In 'The Fugitive' Old Ben quotes from John Leigh Hunts 'Jenny Kiss'd Me'. In 'The Trade-Ins' Robert Browning is quoted. The title of 'I Sing The Body Electric' is from Walt Whitman. Finally , John Donne's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' is included in the poetry extolling season finale 'The Changing Of The Guard'.


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