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The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness 

"The Once and Future King": Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. "A Saucer of Loneliness": Shy, lonely Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

Directors:

John D. Hancock (as John Hancock), Jim McBride

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), George R.R. Martin (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Yagher ... Gary Pitkin / Elvis Presley (segment "The Once and Future King")
Lisa Jane Persky ... Sandra (segment "The Once and Future King")
Red West ... Mr. Harris (segment "The Once and Future King")
Paul Eiding ... Sam Phillips (segment "The Once and Future King")
Banks Harper Banks Harper ... Marion Keisker (segment "The Once and Future King")
Brian Hatton ... Bill (segment "The Once and Future King")
Mitch Carter ... Scotty (segment "The Once and Future King")
Cynthia Sanders ... Waitress (segment "The Once and Future King")
Nancy Throckmorton Nancy Throckmorton ... Barmaid (segment "The Once and Future King")
Shelley Duvall ... Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Richard Libertini ... Beach Man (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Nan Martin ... Margaret's Mother (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Religious Woman (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Andrew Masset ... Margaret's Date (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Mari Gorman ... Jill (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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"The Once and Future King": Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. "A Saucer of Loneliness": Shy, lonely Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

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Trivia

Nan Martin (Margaret's mother) previously played Laura Ford in The Twilight Zone: The Incredible World of Horace Ford (1963). See more »

Goofs

In "The Once and Future King", Gary Pitkin picks up a copy of "The Commercial Appeal" and sees that the date is Monday July 3, 1954, which was actually a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness"): You know who I am, don't you? You want to know what the saucer said.
Beach Man (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness"): I already know that. 'There is, in certain living souls, a loneliness unspeakable, so great it must be shared as company is shared by lesser beings. Such a loneliness is mine. And know by this that an immensity is one lonelier than you.' And it's addressed: 'To the loneliest one'.
Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness"): How did you know?
Beach Man (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness"): That's what you put in the bottles, isn't it?
Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness"): It was the only thing in my life I could call my own... the only thing I could give to ...
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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #9.51 (1956) See more »

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Extraterrestrial lonely heart
26 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A SAUCER OF LONELINESS marks the second segment of the first episode of season two of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE. It's an odd but appropriate tale about a bored waitress who's looking for love. Something much more unusual comes her way when she encounters a UFO which has a special message for her.

Unfortunately the waitress then becomes a minor celebrity and is subsequently hounded from and shunned by society to the degree that she decides to end it all, but there's a twist ending in story. This segment isn't too bad and features a kooky performance from the always-weird Shelley Duvall that keeps it bubbling along.


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English

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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