The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Three astronauts touch down on an asteroid, where they discover a world of people that appear to be frozen in time. Confused, they theorize as to why everyone is motionless, until a man springs to life and explains.

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Douglas Heyes
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Episode complete credited cast:
Cecil Kellaway ... Jeremy Wickwire
Jeff Morrow ... Kurt Meyers
Don Dubbins ... Peter Kirby
Kevin Hagen ... Captain James Webber
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In a far corner of the universe, a spaceship with three astronauts lands on a planet with gravity and air conditions virtually identical to that on Earth. Their surroundings appear as Earth did 200 years ago but the planet has two suns so they're fairly certain they didn't somehow end up back home. People however seem to be frozen in time. They eventually stumble upon Jeremy Wickwire, who is the caretaker for the locale. His explanation of what he is and where they are defies belief but in the end, he does grant them their wish. Written by garykmcd

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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The background noises heard aboard the ship in the first scene were later reused in Star Trek (1966). They were previously heard in the final scene of The Twilight Zone: Third from the Sun (1960). See more »

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Almost all of the "frozen" people can be spotted moving in their scenes. This is most notable is the campaign speech scene where several of the actors may be seen blinking their eyes. The pageant contestants are also slowly swaying back and forth. See more »

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Rod Serling - Narrator: [Closing Narration] Kirby, Webber, and Meyers, three men lost. They shared a common wish, a simple one, really - they wanted to be aboard their ship, headed for home. And Fate, a laughing Fate, a practical jokester with a smile that stretched across the stars, saw to it that they got their wish, with just one reservation: the wish came true, but only in the Twilight Zone.
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Spoofed in Weird Science: Sci-Fi Zoned (1995) See more »

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Fascination
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Music by Fermo Dante Marchetti
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One Of The Best Zones
26 August 2007 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Elegy combines a great story with a great cast, and runs it with a Van Cleave score (which sounds so much like a Leith Stevens score?) playing over it, the end result is a 25 minutes thrill ride with many story/casting/costume/music cross-overs to other 1950s/1960s sci-fic productions. Unlike so many other Zones, such as the over-rated pilot, we are not waiting around for the all-important twist at the end, this is a nice compact 25 minute story that keeps moving.

Other sci-fic TV shows, such as The Outer Limits and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, did this kind of "alone-but-not-alone-story" but these shows spread it out over 50 minutes and the end result was boring! Elegy did it better than anyone else ever would...and one hell of a lot better than the Zone pilot - Where Is Everybody?

However, when fans do a list of Zone episode favourites, you don't usually see Elegy on the list. Perhaps the storyline is a bit too ugly for some? I like the light hearted nature of The After Hours and Five Characters In Search Of An Exit, but if you want an episode loaded with vintage sci-fic quirks, then Elegy is the one for you. The writer of Elegy would also script the just-as-grim and just-as-good Long Live Walter Jameson in this first season of The Twilight Zone.

Fans of Elegy may email me with your views.


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