Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 18

The Last Flight (5 Feb. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" The Last Flight (original title)

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A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future.


(as William Claxton)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Kenneth Haigh ...
Alexander Scourby ...
Maj. Gen. George Harper
Simon Scott ...
Maj. Wilson
Robert Warwick ...
A.V.M. Alexander 'Leadbottom' Mackaye, R.A.F.
Harry Raybould ...
Jerry Catron ...


A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future. Written by Skeeter700

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Release Date:

5 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The rank of Air Vice Marshall (AVM) in the R.A.F. is equivalent to the rank of Major General in the U.S.A.F. Therefore, officers Harper and Mackaye are of equal rank. See more »


Decker looks out the window of the general's office to see a 1959 jet aircraft pass on the airfield, however other shots in the same office show the window overlooks a parking lot with palm trees and cars. See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration] Witness Flight Lieutenant William Terrance Decker, Royal Flying Corps, returning from a patrol somewhere over France. The year is 1917. The problem is that the Lieutenant is hopelessly lost. Lieutenant Decker will soon discover that a man can be lost not only in terms of maps and miles, but also in time - and time in this case can be measured in eternities.
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References McHale's Navy (1962) See more »

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Great episode!
19 March 2006 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful episode! A British fighter pilot passes through a white cloud. When he comes out the other side he has time traveled 42 years into the future. There he discovers that the choices he made in the past have effected hundreds of lives. The fighter pilot must also deal with the culture shock of modern jet fighters and helicopters while trying to prove he is who he says he is. In the end, "The Last Flight" relates a strong message of how one's actions can have unintended effects on lives of people you might never meet. The one lapse in this episode is the action sequences which are somewhat far fetched. Overall a great episode I'll award a mark of 9.3. Certainly one of the best of the season.

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