Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 1

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

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,788 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 12 Aug 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Where Is Everybody? (02 Oct 1959)

Where Is Everybody? (02 Oct 1959) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
1 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Mike Ferris
...
Air Force General
...
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
Edit

Storyline

A man finds himself walking down a country road, not knowing where he is or, for that matter, who he is. He comes across a diner with a jukebox blaring and hot coffee on the stove - only there is no one there. A little further down the road he come to the picturesque town of Oakwood - and finds that it too seems to be deserted. The only sounds he hears are the clock tower in the town square and a a public pay telephone ringing. At the local movie theater, an ad for Battle Hymn (1957) leads him to believe he's in the Air Force. Despite no one being around, he can't shake off the feeling that he's being watched...... Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The town square set was later used in the Back to the Future (1985) films. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Narrator: [closing narration] Up there, up there in the vastness of space, in the void that is sky, up there is an enemy known as isolation. It sits there in the stars waiting, waiting with the patience of eons, forever waiting... in the Twilight Zone.
See more »

Connections

Features Battle Hymn (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Turkish Delight
(uncredited)
Music by Eric Cook
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Has flaws but is still great pioneering TV.
3 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Flawed but largely brilliant opener to the greatest TV series of all time. Several of the hallmarks of TZ are in evidence here. The themes of loneliness and identity are obvious, but there is also a satisfying conclusion that neatly makes sense of why the diner, cinema and book-stands but only desolation with regards to human company. Its surprising to notice that most TZ endings are nicely prefigured by events and dialogue when you see them a second time. Some titles even give too much away but happily this title does not. Its clever stuff and there is effective criss-crossing of agoraphobic and claustrophobic moments.

It's commendable that the star, Earl Holliman provided a DVD commentary stating that he could have acted scenes better and that some parts, like the mannequin, don't work. Other actors certainly got to grips with Rod Serling's monologues better, but he does well on the whole. I like that Serling has him quoting the good book ('A Christmas Carol').

A high quality opening for the greatest ever TV achievement.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Alfred Hitchcock Presents cvalance
episodes everyone loves that you don't ilovetvmovies
"...Sky Was Opened" Logic Question Tristan_Booth
Man, 'The Silence' is hard to watch. jukebox_lucky
Walking Distance dennisvest30
What was your first TZ episode you ever saw? BlueHeMan
Discuss Where Is Everybody? (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?