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
According to a statement by Rod Serling while discussing this episode during a 1975 lecture at Sherwood Oaks College, Earl Holliman was running a temperature of over 100 degrees while this episode was being filmed. See more »
When Ferris is in the phone booth, he tries to get the operator but then hangs up the phone. He then scans the Town Square. The camera pans counter-clockwise and the receiver is nowhere in sight. See more »
[to his reflection]
I'm sorry, old buddy; I don't recollect the name. The face is vaguely familiar but the name escapes me.
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This was the pilot episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and lovers of the series should be thankful this episode came first, as it helped to sell the series to network bigwigs. While it is not the best episode they made, it is among the better ones, though because of the way this particular show was constructed it's not nearly as enjoyable to watch again and again, since the surprise ending is no longer a surprise.
Earl Holliman stars as a lonely astronaut who comes back to Earth and finds that everyone is gone. Much of the episode is spent with his running about town looking for someone...anyone so that he knows that he's not 100% alone. Holliman's acting and the direction of this episode are superb and it's one you must see at least once.
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