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A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot ()

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"A Day in Beaumont": Scientist Kevin Carlson and his fiancée Faith can't get anyone to believe that they saw a flying saucer land. "The Last Defender of Camelot": Lancelot is summoned by Morgan le Fay to meet with the wizard Merlin, who... See more »


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Dr. Kevin Carlson (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Faith Carlson (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
H.G. Orson (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Sheriff Haskin (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Major Whitmore (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Sergeant (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Young Man (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Sir Lancelot du Lac (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Morgan Le Fay (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Tom (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Merlin (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Punk #1 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Punk #2 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Narrator (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") (voice)
Crimson Knight (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") (uncredited)

Directed by

Philip DeGuere Jr. ... (segment "A Day in Beaumont") (as Philip DeGuere)
Jeannot Szwarc ... (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")

Written by

Rod Serling ... (created by)
David Gerrold ... (segment "A Day in Beaumont") (written by)
George R.R. Martin ... (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") (teleplay by)
Roger Zelazny ... (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") (based on a story by)
Rockne S. O'Bannon ... (story editor)

Produced by

Philip DeGuere Jr. ... executive producer (as Philip DeGuere)
Harvey Frand ... producer
Ken Swor ... line producer

Music by

Elliot Kaplan ... (segment "'The Last Defender of Camelot'")
Fred Steiner ... (segment "'A Day in Beaumont'")

Cinematography by

Robert Seaman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Gary Blair ... (segment "'A Day in Beaumont'")
Tom Pryor ... (segment "'The Last Defender of Camelot'")
Greg Wong ... (segment "'The Last Defender of Camelot'")

Editorial Department

Marc Wielage ... telecine colorist

Production Design by

Joseph M. Altadonna ... (segment "A Day in Beaumont") (as Joseph Altadonna)
Ward Preston ... (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")

Set Decoration by

Steven Potter ... (as Stephen Potter)
Robert L. Zilliox ... (as Robert Zilliox)

Costume Design by

Robert M. Moore ... (as Robert Moore)

Makeup Department

Charlotte Harvey ... hair stylist
Carol Meikle ... hair stylist
Charlene Roberson ... makeup artist
Rick Stratton ... special makeup effects artist
Rod Wilson ... makeup artist

Production Management

Cosmas P. Bolger ... post-production supervisor
Paul Wurtzel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Dawn Easterling ... second assistant director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller ... second assistant director
Michael Green ... first assistant director
Bob Mayberry ... first assistant director

Art Department

Timothy Dopp ... property master (as Tim Dopp)
Jim Zemansky ... property master

Sound Department

Thomas E. Allen ... production sound mixer (as Thomas E. Allen Sr.)
Betsy Cohen ... acoustic consultant
Lowell Harris ... production sound mixer
Mickey Hart ... sound designer
Jeremy Hoenack ... sound editor
John B. Schuyler ... boom operator
Phillip Seretti ... re-recording mixer
David John West ... sound effects editor
Steven Zansberg ... post-production sound coordinator
Joseph Zappala ... sound editor

Special Effects by

Kam Cooney ... special effects coordinator (as M. Kam Cooney)

Visual Effects by

Peter Cohen ... visual effects
Gene Einfrank ... visual effects
Bruno George ... visual effects coordinator
Tom Hendel ... visual effects
Laurie Kallsen-George ... visual effects (as Laurie Kallsen)
Jim Michaels ... visual effects producer
Kimberley Pike ... visual effects coordinator (as Kimberly Pike)
Fred Raimondi ... compositor / visual effects
Laurie Resnick ... visual effects (as Laurel Resnick)
David Sosalla ... visual effects coordinator


Victor Paul ... sword coordinator: The Last Defender of Camelot (uncredited)
Philip Romano ... sword double: Richard Kiley, Sir Lancelot du Lac (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Jeff Greene ... first assistant camera
Bruce Macaulay ... still photographer
Owen Marsh ... camera operator
William Mayer ... dolly grip
Julius Metoyer ... chief lighting technician
Randall Robinson ... camera operator
Joe Staton ... second assistant camera (as Joseph Staton)
Bob West ... key grip (as Bob West Jr.)

Casting Department

Penny Ellers ... (segment "'A Day in Beaumont'") casting
Joyce Robinson ... (segment "'A Day in Beaumont'") casting
Gary M. Zuckerbrod ... (segment "'The Last Defender of Camelot'") casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Judith Grant ... costume supervisor
Leslie Joyce ... key costumer

Location Management

Orin Kennedy ... location manager
Eric Klosterman ... location manager
Denis McCallion ... location manager

Music Department

Marius Constant ... composer: original theme
Barry De Vorzon ... music consultant (as Barry DeVorzon)
Robert Drasnin ... music supervisor
Grateful Dead ... composer: new title theme (as The Grateful Dead)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone
Merl Saunders ... composer: new title theme
Henry Sigismonti ... musician: french horn
Robert Takagi ... music editor (as Robert Y. Takagi)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Kenneth Gilbert ... script supervisor
Stuart Lippman ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

Alan Brennert ... executive story consultant
Bernadette Caulfield ... production coordinator
James Crocker ... creative consultant
Harlan Ellison ... creative consultant
Rockne S. O'Bannon ... story editor
Tony Palermo ... post production video coordinator
Paul Tucker ... production executive
Howard Brock ... post production consultant (uncredited)
Hali Paul ... post production consultant (uncredited)
Reid Reilich ... craft service (uncredited)

Production Companies



  • CBS (1986) (United States) (tv)

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Plot Summary

"A Day in Beaumont": Scientist Kevin Carlson and his fiancée Faith can't get anyone to believe that they saw a flying saucer land. "The Last Defender of Camelot": Lancelot is summoned by Morgan le Fay to meet with the wizard Merlin, who plans to restore Camelot. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?

Trivia Bradbury rays are named after the acclaimed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who wrote for both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Twilight Zone (1985). See more »
Goofs (Defender of Camelot) During the latter part of the fight between the Black Knight and the White Knight, after the White Knghit loses his head, the rest of the fight is clearly shown with a black head mask. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 15 1980s Twilight Zone Episodes - A Quick Look At... (2016). See more »
Quotes 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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