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
Although Buck Houghton is listed as this program's producer, this was actually the pilot show for the series, and in that stage William Self was the producer; it was Self's job to shop the show around to network executives. It's possible that without him, the show might never have gotten off the ground. Houghton is credited as producer of the program as ultimately shown on TV because by then Self was no longer connected with the series. See more »
The clock in the booth with a broken face is shown in a distant shot, than in a close-up, where more cracks appear in it than before. See more »
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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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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