The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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The Cold Equations 

Marilyn Lee Cross may not survive after she stows away on board a spacecraft.

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Martin Lavut

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Alan Brennert (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Terence Knox ... Thomas Bartin
Christianne Hirt ... Marilyn Lee Cross
Barclay Hope ... Gerry Cross
Michael J. Reynolds ... Commander Delhart
Nicky Guadagni ... Records Clerk
Robin Ward ... Narrator (voice)
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Marilyn Lee Cross may not survive after she stows away on board a spacecraft.

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This is the only episode of Season Three based on an existing work of literature, namely the 1954 short story "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin. See more »

Connections

Version of The Cold Equations (1996) See more »

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5 January 2020 | by nebmacSee all my reviews

This episode of The Twilight Zone is unusual in that it doesn't contain anything supernatural or otherwise inexplicable. Just hard sci-fi and a moral dilemma on par with the best that the Star Trek universe has to offer (think of Spock's warp drive scene in "Wrath of Khan"). The writers, director, and actors all deserve credit for turning a relatively simple story into a television masterpiece.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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