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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French title: La ville secrète. See more »

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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 »

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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.
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Turkish Delight
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Music by Eric Cook
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It Sold the Series
12 June 2006 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

This is the episode that sold the series to sponsors skeptical of Serling's offbeat ideas. The money men were afraid that audiences would be confused by an untried concept for 1950's TV-- adult science fiction. After seeing this, they decided to take a chance. The result, of course, is classic television that endures to the present day.

Inventive direction by Robert Stevens holds audience interest spellbound, as we try to figure out where all the people in the deserted town have gone. They're there, somewhere, but where-- why else the singing coffee pot, the smoking cigarette, the optometrist's eye, and the other tip-offs. Then too, there are the off-angle camera shots that further heighten audience anxiety. I wouldn't be surprised this was the first use of such camera trickery in a series from that era. The ending too, is very plausible and well done, perfectly consistent with the spirit of the time which I'm sure was a selling point. Something should also be said about Bernard Hermann's incredibly eerie musical score, which moves us even further into this uncharted land. There may be other episodes as good as this, but in my book there are none better.


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