On a pleasant day, the residents of Maple Street feel something akin to a tremor and hear a loud noise. Steve Brand thinks it's a meteorite though they didn't hear a create. When young Tommy tells them the science fiction story he read about an alien invasion where they were first sent among humans to live with them in disguise, paranoia sets in. They first suspect Les Goodman and loudmouth Charlie Farnsworth then points the finger at Steve and then Tommy. Events turn on Charlie as everyone runs amok.Written by
A graphic novel version was published by the Savannah College of Art and Design along with with Walker & Co. See more »
After all the power goes off, Steve tries to start his car. The starter can be heard turning the engine over. But, with all electricity neutralized, the engine shouldn't even turn over, much less start. See more »
[Trying to expain the odd occurences]
Meteors can do crazy things you know. Like sunspots.
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Character actors Claude Akins and Jack Weston are the most prominent names in
the Twilight Zone Story about someone spotting a flying saucer overhead which
gets all the neighbors out of their houses on Maple Street USA.
Then all kinds of strange things start happening. Power going on and off and
all kinds of finger pointing is started. Could one of these neighbors not be what
Claude Akins for once not a cruel and psychotic villain tries to be the voice of
reason. Counterbalancing Akins is Jack Weston who starts throwing suspicion
in every direction.
The story fresh from the paranoid McCarthy 50s is a warning about not rushing
to judgment and giving way to panic. We could use a little of that today, wisdom from Rod Serling in a timeless classic.
Almost like Vladimir Putin watched this show.
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