Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 2

The Thirty-Fathom Grave (10 Jan. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" The Thirty-Fathom Grave (original title)

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In the early 1960's, as a U.S. Navy ship cruises near Guadalcanal in the South Pacific, its sonar detects muted hammering on metal undersea. The eerie sounds emanate from a submarine on the... See full summary »

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Mike Kellin ...
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McClure
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Conlan Carter ...
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Forrest Compton ...
ASW Officer
Henry Scott ...
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Anthony D. Call ...
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Charles Kuenstle ...
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Derrik Lewis ...
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Vincent Baggetta ...
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In the early 1960's, as a U.S. Navy ship cruises near Guadalcanal in the South Pacific, its sonar detects muted hammering on metal undersea. The eerie sounds emanate from a submarine on the ocean floor, maybe there since World War II. A very nervous crew member (Mike Kellin) on the ship served aboard that sub - and he was its sole survivor. Written by David Stevens

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The position of the ship and sub is given as 09°30' N 160°48' E, which places them about two miles north of the island of Nura in the Solomon Islands, roughly in the middle of the Solomon Sea. See more »

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It is unlikely that a ship in the Pacific Ocean would be in water only 180 feet deep - equaling 30 fathoms - unless it were close to shore. The Navy ship sends a radio message that its position is 09.3000° S, 160.4800° E. That would place it in about 5600 feet of water and 10 miles from land. See more »

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Narrator: Incident one hundred miles off the coast of Guadalcanal. Time: the present. The United States naval destroyer on what has been a most uneventful cruise. In a moment, they're going to send a man down thirty fathoms and check on a noisemaker - someone or something tapping on metal. You may or may not read the results in a naval report, because Captain Beecham and his crew have just set a course that will lead this ship and everyone on it - into The Twilight Zone.
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deja-vu
7 January 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

As the story slowly (very slowly...) unfolded, i had an vague impression of deja-vu. strange, the fourth season has never been aired in France, so it couldn't be one of those episodes i saw long ago...

After some important element of the plot was revealed, i knew why i had this feeling.

The writing of the story is accredited to Rod Serling, but i think it should be better to only acknowledge him the screenplay writing. The story in itself can be read in a short story untitled "The eyes of the dead", written in 1927 by Irish politician, writer and teacher Daniel Corkery (1878–1964).

I've been a huge fan of Serling's work until today. Now i wonder how many of his stories have been similarly "borrowed".


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