Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »
Commander Douglas Stansfield is selected to be the first astronaut to go on a deep space mission. He will be away for 40 years but for much of that, he will be in stasis and on his return he will hardly have aged. Stansfield is a seemingly ideal candidate as he is single and has no close family. Prior to his departure however, he meets the beautiful Sandra Horn and they fall very much in love. Forty years later, Stansfield returns but it seems he and Sandra had their own way of dealing with the 40 years since they last saw each other. Written by
It is said that Stansfield's destination is 141 light years away, his spaceship will travel at 70 times the speed of light, and the trip will take 40 years. If the ship will travel at 70 times the speed of light, a 141 light year journey should only take a little over two years. See more »
Commander Douglas Stansfield, one of the forgotten pioneers of the space age. He's been pushed aside by the flow of progress and the passage of years - and the ferocious travesty of fate. Tonight's tale of the ionosphere and irony, delivered from - the Twilight Zone.
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While the twist was very predictable, it's still a decent episode.
Robert Lansing plays an astronaut who has been chosen to command a 40 year long flight to another solar system and back. He accepts this mission because he has no one that will miss him--no wife or family--plus he will be in suspended animation the whole time, so it isn't like he'll be bored or age during this long flight. However, in the interval between his being chosen and the flight taking off, he meets a pretty young lady (Marriette Hartley) and they hit it off. However, their relationship is obviously doomed! And, when the flight returns, there is a twist--one I anticipated from almost the beginning of the show!! Still, the episode is pretty interesting and is different, so it's worth seeing--just don't expect it to be among the series' best.
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