The Twilight Zone (2019– )
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Six Degrees of Freedom 

A space crew preparing for the first human flight to Mars is faced with a life-altering decision...and its consequences.


Jakob Verbruggen


Rod Serling (created by), Simon Kinberg (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
DeWanda Wise ... Alexa Brandt
Lucinda Dryzek ... Katherine Langford
Jefferson White ... Jerry Pierson
Jessica Williams ... Rei Tanaka
Jonathan Whitesell ... Casey Donlin
Jordan Peele ... The Narrator
Lynnanne Zager ... Public Affairs Officer (voice)
Joyce Kurtz Joyce Kurtz ... TINA (voice)
Dennis Singletary Dennis Singletary ... Superintendent Range Operation (voice)
James Bannon ... Launch Control (voice)


A space crew preparing for the first human flight to Mars is faced with a life-altering decision...and its consequences.

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2 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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The Mission Specialist, stated the caloric requirements are calculated precisely for each crew member, and any additional personnel or increased caloric requirements would lead to starvation. The episode is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone: The Cold Equations (1989), where a stowaway threw the fuel calculations out of balance by her very presence, and as a result the spaceship would fall short of its target, with respect to the delivery of vital supplies to a remote outpost. See more »


In Jefferson White's mirror scene the logo/pocket/notebook on his shirt are on the wrong side. See more »


Narrator: [closing narration] It is said that seeing is believing. The crew of the Bradbury heavy mission to Mars might tell you otherwise. They're about to find out that they couldn't trust their own eyes. But who or what can we trust if not ourselves? The answer lies somewhere between takeoff and landing in the Twilight Zone.
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Featured in The Twilight Zone: Blurryman (2019) See more »


Performed by The Interrupters and Tim Armstrong
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Different for the sake of different.
6 May 2019 | by bakisineSee all my reviews

I understand how as a creative you are looking for a fresh new angle of storytelling but you should always ask yourself if it makes sense within the narration.

Being different for the sake of different is the perfect way to set yourself up for failure. Once again, another episode which has lacked depth, especially for a space-related story.

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