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A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot 

Scientist Kevin Carlson and his fiancée Faith can't get anyone to believe that they saw a flying saucer land during A DAY IN BEAUMONT. In THE LAST DEFENDER OF CAMELOT, Lancelot is summoned ... See full summary »


Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere), Jeannot Szwarc


Rod Serling (created by), David Gerrold | 3 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Kevin Carlson (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Stacey Nelkin ... Faith (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Jeff Morrow ... H.G. Orson (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
John Agar ... Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff Haskin (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Warren Stevens ... Major Whitmore (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Richard Partlow ... Sergeant (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Myles O'Brien ... Young Man (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Richard Kiley ... Sir Lancelot du Lac (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Jenny Agutter ... Morgan Le Fay (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
John Cameron Mitchell ... Tom (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Norman Lloyd ... Merlin (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Anthony LaPaglia ... Punk #1 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Don Stark ... Punk #2 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Aidman ... Narrator (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") (voice)


Scientist Kevin Carlson and his fiancée Faith can't get anyone to believe that they saw a flying saucer land during A DAY IN BEAUMONT. In THE LAST DEFENDER OF CAMELOT, Lancelot is summoned by Morgan LeFay to meet with Merlin the magician, who plans to restore Camelot. Written by Anonymous

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11 April 1986 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Most of the main characters are named after actors who appeared in 1950s science fiction films or their directors: (1) Kevin Carlson is named after Richard Carlson, who played Dr. Jeffrey Stewart in The Magnetic Monster (1953), John Putnam in It Came from Outer Space (1953) and David Reed in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), (2) Sheriff Haskin is named after Byron Haskin, who directed The War of the Worlds (1953), (3) Major Whitmore is named after James Whitmore, who played Police Sgt. Ben Peterson in Them! (1954) and (4) Faith is named after Faith Domergue, who played Dr. Ruth Adams in This Island Earth (1955). See more »


Narrator: [closing narration for "The Last Defender of Camelot"] Once upon a time, there was a realm of myth and magic-a high, bright dream that shimmered briefly and then was gone, leaving only memories and one ageless, weary, slightly tarnished hero who proved at last that wisdom and valor go hand in hand, on Earth, in Camelot, and... in the Twilight Zone.
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A town of aliens/And a passing of the torch!
11 April 2011 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This was the last and final episode of season one of "The New Twilight Zone" on CBS it ended the 1985-86 season number 24 had two segments titled "A Day in Beaumont" and "The Last Defender of Camelot". And both had themes of sci-fi and fantasy, blended with strange happenings of transformation and crazy endings.

First "A Day in Beaumont" set in 1955 in a desert community a young couple a scientist man and his to be wife on one bright day in the bright sky see a flying saucer, and when landing strange creature type aliens that look like monsters appear. Once reported to the locals no one believes them, that's the catch. As it turns out this city is one of transformation as underneath the skin you will have creature bones and saucer blood! As this will be an ongoing thing for new residents who come thru.

Second up is "The Last Defender of Camelot" set in then modern day 1986 London this is clearly a sci-fi fantasy tale involving magic, power, spells, and mid evil fighting. The legend Lancelot is challenged by his rival enchantress Morgan Le Fay and the plan is to meet with Merlin with the plan being to restore Camelot. And this is a fight and magical battle to the end a changing of the guard!

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