Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 14

Third from the Sun (8 Jan. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" Third from the Sun (original title)

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Two families of Government employees plan to steal a spaceship and travel to another planet just prior to a nuclear war. They must also deal with a stooge who wants to stop them.

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William Sturka
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Two families of Government employees plan to steal a spaceship and travel to another planet just prior to a nuclear war. They must also deal with a stooge who wants to stop them.

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During the closing scene, the main characters are depicted aboard a "flying saucer" - the spaceship resembles the one used in "The Forbidden Planet"; inside, the navigational globe is the same as that of "The Forbidden Planet" saucer, while the gauges shown in the background are taken from the power dials of the "mysterious machine" that Morbius uses to create the monsters of his id. See more »

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When the Sturka car is being driven, there is engine noise but no road noise. See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Behind a tiny ship heading into space is a doomed planet on the verge of suicide. Ahead lies a place called Earth, the third planet from the sun. And for William Sturka and the men and women with him, it's the eve of the beginning - in the Twilight Zone.
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'whish-up-over-and-whammo' .
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The quote above is taken from a conversation early on between two government employees about the imminent prospect of nuclear war. Along with 'The Shelter', 'One More Pallbearer',and other episodes, this entry explores the fear at the time of such a human disaster. Sturka (Fritz Weaver from The 'Obsolete Man') plans to get his family away in a spaceship capable of reaching another habitable planet. The tension mounts brilliantly, especially during the card game. Edward Andrews is brilliant as Carling, the watchful obstacle in the way of the plan. The situation calls for meticulous reasoning while on the edge of madness as Sturka and his colleague are forced to keep their apocalyptic knowledge secret. A great blend of grave seriousness and fantasy so defining of TZ.


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