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: [Opening Narration] In the vernacular of space, this is T minus one hour, sixty minutes before a human being named Major Robert Gaines is lifted off from the Mother Earth and rocketed into the sky, farther and longer than any man ahead of him. Call this one of the first faltering steps of man to sever the umbilical cord of gravity and stretch out a fingertip toward an unknown. In a moment, we'll join this astronaut named Gaines and embark on an adventure, because the environs overhead - the ...
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This episode has many bright spots, although the conclusion is a bit bewildering. Steve Forrest goes into space. During the journey, he blacks out but somehow manages to land the ship on dry land. This was a virtual impossibility at the time. It was always a splashdown. He is hospitalized and questioned, but he can't remember the events after he disappeared from radar. The brass isn't happy with him (interesting, because what do they think he knows?). He is released and returns to his family home where he bumps into a picket fence which he had never seen before. Then confusion starts to evolve. He seems to be the man who left except there are small and not-so-small things that confuse him. For one, he was a major when he left earth, but now he is a full colonel. His wife kisses him and she is immediately repelled. And his little girl says he is not her daddy. This leads to psychological testing but it is non-conclusive. Obviously, something took place during those missing moments. Forrest's astronaut begins perusing encyclopedias and finds that facts he knew to be true have been contradicted. For me, a really good episode has a pat little ending. Still it's a good effort.


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