Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 11

The Parallel (14 Mar. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" The Parallel (original title)

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Astronaut Robert Gaines returns from space to a world that is not exactly the one he left from.

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Major Robert Gaines, a latter-day voyager just returned from an adventure. Submitted to you without any recommendation as to belief or disbelief. You can accept or reject; you pays your money and you takes your choice. But credulous or incredulous, don't bother to ask anyone for proof that it could happen. The obligation is a reverse challenge: prove that it couldn't. This happens to be... the Twilight Zone.
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An Infinity Of Worlds
1 February 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Scientists have just now concluded that our universe is likely flat and infinite. Therefore, given that the possible set of all arrangements of atoms is finite, it follows that there are an infinite number of other planets nearly identical to ours. The premise of this episode is precisely that. There is another earth very similar but not identical in every respect to ours. I find this particular scenario very interesting in that it explores, abet in a rudimentary way, the concept of multiple realities existing along side ours. As a practical matter we will never meet our other "Parallel" selves since they would be billions of light years away but it's fun to realize that they do indeed exist according to these recent findings. Just another example of just how prescient the Twilight Zone series was.


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