Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 1

Where Is Everybody? (2 Oct. 1959)
"The Twilight Zone" Where Is Everybody? (original title)

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Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.

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Mike Ferris
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Air Force General
Paul Langton ...
Doctor
James McCallion ...
Reporter #1
John Conwell ...
Air Force Colonel
Jay Overholts ...
Reporter #2 (as Jay Overholt)
Carter Mullally Jr. ...
Air Force Captain (as Carter Mullaly)
Garry Walberg ...
Reporter #3 (as Gary Walberg)
Jim Johnson ...
Air Force Staff Sergeant
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Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.

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The original cut featured narration by Westbrook Van Voorhis. Van Voorhis' narration was replaced by that of Rod Serling when the show actually aired.. See more »

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In the police station, Ferris' right hand touches a jail cell bar, causing the entire cell wall to wobble flimsily. See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration] The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we're about to watch could be our journey.
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Features Battle Hymn (1957) See more »

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Turkish Delight
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Music by Eric Cook
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The Twilight Zone begins and whole towns go quiet.
24 March 2012 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode of The Twilight Zone is an enjoyable affair that hints at the air of mystery and the level of intelligence the show would impressively maintain for a full five seasons.

Director Robert Stevens handles the Rod Serling tale with expertise, keeping the focus on our main man (Earl Holliman) and the details that appear around him. While he doesn't remember his own name or what he has done or even where he is, the main character wouldn't really care about all of that if he could just find somebody nearby. Anybody.

This tale kicks off the season nicely. It may not be an absolute classic but it's memorable enough and features a great central performance from Holliman, who carries most of the episode on his own (of course).

Others do eventually appear on screen but this episode revolves around that one lead performance, great writing (a factor of almost every episode) and a superb atmosphere.

I was hooked on The Twilight Zone many years ago but I never watched the show in the proper order until now. If I'd started off with this episode all those years ago then I would have been just as hooked. Which should tell you how good this episode is.


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