A man is sent back in time to December 6, 1941 and tries to warn people about the upcoming Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Written by
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Although this isn't the pilot episode of Rod Serling's series, "The Twilight Zone," it was this Rod Serling's production that eventually led to "The Twilight Zone" TV series. It proved to be very popular with viewers, which led CBS to pursue a new series with Serling. Because TV viewers at the time were not used to the kind of surprise, twist endings that for which "Twilight Zone" became noted (and which this episode featured), Desi Arnaz appeared on-screen after the episode was finished and offered his "explanation" of what "really happened." See more
On December 6, 1941, Hannify claims that Dwight D. Eisenhower was a lieutenant colonel and a member of the General Staff in Washington, D.C.. However, he was promoted to brigadier general on October 3, 1941 and was not appointed to the General Staff until after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. See more
[When the Japanese start to attack
I told you! I told you!
Spin-off The Twilight Zone