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The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness 

The Once and Future King: Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. A Saucer of Loneliness: Shy young Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

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Gary Pitkin / Elvis Presley (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Sandra (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Mr. Harris (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Sam Phillips (segment "The Once and Future King")
Banks Harper ...
Marion Keisker (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Bill (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Scotty (segment "The Once and Future King")
Cynthia Sanders ...
Waitress (segment "The Once and Future King")
Nancy Throckmorton ...
Barmaid (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Beach Man (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Margaret's Mother (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Edith Diaz ...
Religious Woman (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Margaret's Date (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Jill (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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The Once and Future King: Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. A Saucer of Loneliness: Shy young Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

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27 September 1986 (UK)  »

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Red West (Mr. Harris) was Elvis Presley's lifelong best friend in real life. See more »

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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Extraterrestrial lonely heart
26 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

A SAUCER OF LONELINESS marks the second segment of the first episode of season two of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE. It's an odd but appropriate tale about a bored waitress who's looking for love. Something much more unusual comes her way when she encounters a UFO which has a special message for her.

Unfortunately the waitress then becomes a minor celebrity and is subsequently hounded from and shunned by society to the degree that she decides to end it all, but there's a twist ending in story. This segment isn't too bad and features a kooky performance from the always-weird Shelley Duvall that keeps it bubbling along.


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