"Mr. Bevis" is episode thirty-three of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone, it aired on June 3, 1960 on CBS. This episode is notable for being one of only four episodes to feature the "blinking eye" opening sequence, the first to feature the opening narration which would be used for every episode throughout season 2 and 3. A kindly fellow's life is turned topsy-turvy. Mr. Bevis loses his job, gets tickets on his car and gets evicted from his apartment, all in one day. Bevis meets and gets assistance from his guardian angel, one J. Hardy Hempstead. Bevis gets to start the day over again, except now he is a success at work, his rent is paid and his personal transportation is now a sportscar instead of Bevis's previous jalopy, a soot-spewing 1924 Rickenbacker, but there is a catch: In order to continue in his new life, Bevis must make some changes: no strange clothes, no loud zither music, no longer can he be the well-liked neighborhood goofball. Realizing all these things are what makes him happy, Bevis asks that things be returned to the way they were.
Hempstead obliges warning him that he will still have no job, car, or apartment—but moved by his kindness and the warmth people have for him, arranges for Bevis to get his old jalopy back. In the final scene of the episode, Mr. Bevis is shown finishing his fifth shot of whiskey, he pays his total tab of $5.00 with one bill. He leaves the bar, where his Rickenbacker was parked in front of a fire hydrant; when Bevis is about to be ticketed for this infraction, the hydrant disappears and reappears next to the officer's motorcycle.'J. Hardy Hempstead' is still watching over him after all. Orson Bean as James B. W. Bevis Henry Jones as J. Hardy Hempstead Charles Lane as Mr. Peckinpaugh Florence MacMichael as Margaret William Schallert as Policeman Vito Scotti as Tony, the Fruit Peddler Horace McMahon as Bartender DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing.
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James Allen Whitmore Jr. was an American film and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors: a Tony, a Grammy, an Emmy. Whitmore won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Born in White Plains, New York, to Florence Belle and James Allen Whitmore, Sr. a park commission official, Whitmore attended Amherst Central High School in Snyder, New York, for three years, before transferring to the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, on a football scholarship. He went on to study at Yale University, but he had to quit playing football after injuring his knees. After giving up football, he turned to the Yale Dramatic Society and began acting. While at Yale, he was a member of Skull and Bones, was among the founders of the Yale radio station. Whitmore graduated with a major in government from Yale University; when World War II broke out, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve while finishing his degree. He graduated from Yale University in 1944 served in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific, emerged from the Marines as a lieutenant.
After World War II, Whitmore studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio in New York. At this time, Whitmore met Nancy Mygatt, they married in 1947, the couple had three sons before their divorce in 1971. The eldest son, James III, found success as a television actor and director under the name James Whitmore, Jr; the second son, became the public spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The youngest son, was a Forest Service Snow Ranger and firefighter before he launched his own construction company. In 1979, Whitmore and Mygatt remarried. Whitmore was married to actress Audra Lindley from 1972 until 1979, he co-starred in several stage performances with her both after their marriage. These included Elba. In 2001, he married author Noreen Nash. Whitmore is the grandfather of Survivor: Gabon contestant Matty Whitmore. In 2010, James Whitmore, Jr. and his two children, actress-director Aliah Whitmore and artist-production designer Jacob Whitmore, formed the theatre group Whitmore Eclectic.
They perform in California. In his years, Whitmore spent his summers in Peterborough, New Hampshire, performing with the Peterborough Players. Although not always politically active, in 2007, Whitmore generated some publicity with his endorsement of Barack Obama for U. S. President. In January 2008, Whitmore appeared in television commercials for the First Freedom First campaign, which advocates preserving "the separation of church and state" and protecting religious liberty. "An avid flower and vegetable gardener, Whitmore was known to TV viewers as the longtime commercial pitchman for Miracle-Gro garden products."A Democrat, he supported the campaign of Adlai Stevenson during the 1952 presidential election. Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson, his first major picture for MGM was Battleground, in a role, turned down by Spencer Tracy, to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role, won the Golden Globe Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear and Beyond, Kiss Me, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Give'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U. S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series, he was cast as Father Emil Kapaun in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead with Ward Bond.
In the 1960-1961 television season, Whitmore starred in his own ABC crime drama, The Law and Mr. Jones, in the title role, with Conlan Carter as legal assistant C. E. Carruthers and Janet De Gore as Jones' secretary; the program ran in the 10:30 pm Eastern half-hour slot on Friday. It returned in April 1962 for 13 additional episodes on Thursdays. In 1963, Whitmore played Captain William Benteen in The Twilight Zone episode "On Thursday We Leave for Home." He appeared twice in Twelve O'Clock High. In 1965, Whitmore guest-starred as Col. Paul "Pappy" Hartley in Season 1, Episode 32 "The Hero" and as Col. Harry Connelly in 1966 Season 3, Episode 12 "The Ace", he appeared in an episode of Combat! Titled "The Cassock", as a German officer masquerading as a Catholic priest. In 1967, he guest-starred as a security guard in The Invaders episode, "Quantity: Unknown"; that same year, Whitmore appeared on an episode of ABC's Custer starring Wayne Maunder in the title role. In 1968, he appea
A Stop at Willoughby
"A Stop at Willoughby" is episode 30 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling cited this as his favorite story from the first season of the series. Gart Williams is a contemporary New York City advertising executive who has grown exasperated with his career, his overbearing boss, Oliver Misrell, angered by the loss of a major account, lectures him about this "push-push-push" business. Unable to sleep properly at home, he drifts off for a short nap on the train during his daily commute through the November snow, he wakes to find the train stopped and his car now a 19th-century railway car, deserted except for himself. The sun is bright outside, as he looks out the window, he discovers that the train is in a town called Willoughby and that it's July 1888, he learns that this is a "peaceful, restful place, where a man can slow down to a walk and live his life full measure." Being jerked back awake into the real world, he asks the conductor if he has heard of Willoughby, but the conductor replies, "Not on this run...no Willoughby on the line."
That night, he has another argument with his shrewish wife Jane. Selfish and uncaring, she makes him see that he is only a money machine to her, he tells her about his dream and about Willoughby, only to have her ridicule him as being "born too late", declaring it her "miserable tragic error" to have married a man "whose big dream in life is to be Huckleberry Finn." The next week, Williams again dozes off on the train and returns to Willoughby where everything is the same as before. As he is about to get off the train carrying his briefcase, the train begins to roll, returning him to the present. Williams promises himself to get off at Willoughby next time. Experiencing a breakdown at work, he calls his wife. On his way home, once again he falls asleep to find himself in Willoughby; this time, as the conductor warmly beckons him to the door, Williams intentionally leaves his briefcase on the train. Getting off the train, he is greeted by name by various inhabitants who welcome him while he tells them he's glad to be there and plans to stay and join their idyllic life.
The swinging pendulum of the station clock fades into the swinging lantern of a train engineer, standing over Williams' body. The 1960 conductor explains to the engineer that Williams "shouted something about Willoughby", before jumping off the train and was killed instantly. Williams' body is loaded into a hearse; the back door of the hearse closes to reveal the name of the funeral home: Son. The "Stamford" and the "Westport/Saugatuck" stops called out by the conductor in the episode exist in real life – Metro-North Railroad stops in Fairfield County, include Stamford and the Westport station serves the town of Westport, where series creator Rod Serling once lived. Gart Williams' home phone number of Capital 7-9899 is a legitimate telephone exchange in Westport. "Beautiful Dreamer", a popular song in Ohio at the time, can be heard being played by a band in the episode. The 2000 TV movie For All Time starring Mark Harmon was based on this episode. Willoughby, Ohio, is the only town with that name in all of the United States, but there is a street called'Willoughby Avenue' within the greater Hollywood area, only a few miles from the Sony Pictures Studios where nearly all Twilight Zone episodes were shot.
Willoughby, Ohio calls its annual neighborhood festival "Last Stop: Willoughby" in honor of the episode. One of the last episodes of Thirtysomething pays homage to this episode, it has the same title, in it Michael experiences a crisis similar to that of Williams, though it does not end tragically. The character Willoughby in Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!!, is a Twilight Zone fanatic and owns every episode on VHS. He pays homage to the episode as he is 30 years old and skips from college to college under the false name of Willoughby so he can keep playing baseball and live the college lifestyle; the British electronic music outfit Funki Porcini sampled audio portions of “A Stop At Willoughby” on the song “The Deep” from their 1995 debut CD'Hed Phone Sex' on Shadow Records. In the TV series Stargate Atlantis episode, The Real World, Dr. Elizabeth Weir awakens in the Acute Care Unit of Willoughby State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital, she is told her memories of the last 2 years off-world was a fantasy and that she had imagined the Stargate project.
Matthew Weiner, creator of the TV series Mad Men, acknowledged the influence of The Twilight Zone on his work. Weiner said. List of The Twilight Zone episodes Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "A Stop at Willoughby" on IMDb "A Stop at Willoughby" at TV.com
The Incredible World of Horace Ford
"The Incredible World of Horace Ford" is an episode in season four of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. In this episode, a toy designer fixated on his childhood days finds that he travels back to those times whenever he revisits his old neighborhood. Horace Ford is a 38-year-old toy designer whose life is dominated by blissfully happy memories of his childhood, his colleagues and mother have all become frustrated with his obsession. One day, he decides to revisit his childhood neighborhood. Ford discovers, to his amazement, he recognizes the boys he played with in his childhood --. Frightened, he returns to his apartment, but he visits his old neighborhood again on each of the next several nights; each night the same scene plays out and he stays longer, before returning to his apartment. On his last visit, he hears his old friends complaining that he did not invite them to his birthday party, he tries to talk to them, turns into a boy again. His friends bully and assault him, as Horace realizes that his childhood was not as pleasant as he would nostalgically recall.
After his wife finds him, he "grows up"—returning to his own time period and age group with a new-found appreciation for life as an adult. This episode revisits themes used in the series in the episodes "The Trouble with Templeton" and "Walking Distance" —namely, a person's propensity to romanticize and try to relive a past that may not have been at all as good as they like to remember it. Reginald Rose wrote "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" as a teleplay for Westinghouse Studio One, which aired live on June 13, 1955, starring Art Carney in the title role, with Leora Dana as Laura; the original ending was somewhat downbeat, producer Herbert Hirschman asked Rose to create a different ending. Accordingly, the Twilight Zone version of the script is identical to the Studio One version, except that an epilogue has been added. In the Studio One version, the story ends at the Fords' apartment, with the audience invited to assume that Horace has been permanently transported back to his miserable past.
In the Twilight Zone version, the story continues on: Laura leaves the apartment to find Horace, who magically transforms back into an adult and vows not to live in the past any longer. Pat Hingle as Horace Maxwell Ford Nan Martin as Laura Ford Ruth White as Mrs. Ford Phillip Pine as Leonard O'Brien Vaughn Taylor as Mr. Judson Jerry Davis as Hermie Brandt Billy E. Hughes as Kid Mary Carver as Betty O'Brien Jim E. Titus as Horace as a boy DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" on IMDb "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" at TV.com
Madge Kennedy was a stage, film and TV actress whose career began in the silent era. In 1921, journalist Heywood Broun described her as "the best farce actress in New York". Kennedy was born in Chicago, her father was a judge in a criminal court. After she and her family lived in California, she moved to New York City with her mother to paint, she studied two years at the Art Students League. Luis Mora recommended that she go to Siasconset for a summer. Mora described Kennedy as talented but lazy; the Siasconset colony was evenly divided among actors and artists, painters gave theatrical performances. Kennedy appeared in a skit written by Kenneth and Roy Webb and impressed professional Harry Woodruff, who commented, "She could act rings around anybody." As a result she was offered the lead opposite Woodruff in The Genius. Soon she was in Cleveland, where Robert McLaughlin gave her work with his stock company. Kennedy first appeared on Broadway in Little Miss Brown, a farce in three acts presented at the 48th Street Theater.
Critics found Kennedy's performance most pleasing, writing, "Miss Kennedy's youth, good looks, marked sense of fun helped her to make a decidedly favorable impression last night." That same year she appeared in The Point of View.1914 saw her in the popular Twin Beds, in 1915 she scored a sensational hit at the Eltinge Theater as Blanny Wheeler opposite John Cumberland in Avery Hopwood's classic farce and Warmer, which ran 377 performances. Critic Louis Vincent DeFoe wrote, "Madge Kennedy proves anew that consummate art is involved in farcical acting." In the late Teens she would leave the stage for three years to appear in moving pictures for Samuel Goldwyn. Kennedy returned to the New York stage in November 1920, playing in Cornered, staged at the Astor Theatre. Produced by Henry Savage, the play, taken from the writing of Dodson Mitchell, offered Kennedy a dual role. In 1923 she starred opposite W. C. Fields in Poppy, where she enjoyed top billing. In the comedy, Beware of Widows, produced at Maxine Elliott Theatre, a reviewer for The New York Times noted, once again, Kennedy's physical beauty as well as her skill as a comedian.
She starred in Philip Barry's Paris Bound and in Noël Coward's Private Lives, having succeeded Gertrude Lawrence. After an absence of 33 years, she returned to Broadway in August 1965, appearing with her good friend Ruth Gordon in Gordon and Kanin's A Very Rich Woman. In 1917, Sam Goldwyn of Goldwyn Pictures signed Kennedy to a film contract, she starred in 21 five-reel films, such as Baby Mine, Nearly Married, Our Little Wife, The Service Star and Dollars and Sense. Kennedy told a reporter in 1916, "I have discovered that one of the best ways to act is to make your mind as vacant as possible." In 1918, Our Little Wife premiered with Kennedy playing the role of Dodo Warren. The story is about a woman whose marriage is both sad; the screenplay was adapted from a comedy by Avery Hopwood. A Perfect Lady was released in December and was taken from a stage play by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf. Kennedy co-starred with James Montgomery. In 1923, she starred in The Purple Highway; the screenplay is an adaptation of the stage play Dear Me, written by Hale Hamilton.
The 1920s were a productive period for Kennedy. Following The Purple Highway, she had prominent roles in Three Miles Out, Scandal Sheet, Bad Company, Lying Wives, Oh, Baby!, Walls Tell Tales. She was out of motion pictures until she resumed her career in The Marrying Kind and Main Street to Broadway. In the late 1950s, she combined TV work with roles in movies like The Catered Affair, Lust for Life, Houseboat, A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed, Plunderers of Painted Flats, North by Northwest, she has an uncredited part as a secretary in the Marilyn Monroe film Let's Make Love. Her film career endured into the 1970s with roles in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Baby Maker, The Day of the Locust, Marathon Man. As a guest on the Red Davis series over NBC Radio and WJZ network, Kennedy worked with Burgess Meredith who had the title role, she was written into the full script by Elaine Sterne Carrington. Kennedy was prolific in terms of her television appearances beginning with an episode of the Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.
Her additional performances in television series are Studio 57, General Electric Theater, Science Fiction Theater, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Best of the Post, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Twilight Zone, CBS Playhouse. She had a semi-recurring role as Theodore Cleaver's Aunt Martha on the hit family sitcom Leave it to Beaver, she played the Beaver's great-aunt. Ms. Kennedy appeared as Mimi in The Odd Couple. Kennedy and her husband, Harold Bolster, formed a film production company. Kenma made The Purple Highway and Three Miles Out, both of which starred Kennedy but had little success. Kennedy's contract with Goldwyn ended in 1921, she decided to return to the stage so that she could be close to her husband, broker Harold Bolster, in New York. Bolster died on August 3, 1927 from an illness he contracted months before during a business trip to South America, he was a member of the New York ban
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense and psychological thriller concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes; the original series, shot in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. The Twilight Zone followed in the tradition of earlier television shows such as Tales of Tomorrow and Science Fiction Theatre; the success of the series led to a feature film, a TV film, a radio series, literature including a comic book, novels and a magazine and a theme park attraction and various other spin-offs that spanned five decades, including two revival television series. The first revival ran on CBS and in syndication in the 1980s, while the second revival ran on UPN. TV Guide ranked the original TV series #5 in their 2013 list of the 60 greatest shows of all time and #4 in their list of the 60 greatest dramas.
In December 2017, CBS All Access ordered the third Twilight Zone revival to series, helmed by Jordan Peele. The series premiered on April 1, 2019; as a boy, Rod Serling was a fan of pulp fiction stories. As an adult, he sought topics with themes such as racism, war and human nature in general. Serling decided to combine these two interests as a way to broach these subjects on television at a time when such issues were not addressed. Throughout the 1950s, Serling established himself as one of the most popular names in television, he was as famous for writing televised drama. His most vocal complaints concerned censorship, practiced by sponsors and networks. "I was not permitted to have my senators discuss any current or pressing problem," he said of his 1957 Studio One production "The Arena", intended to be an involving look into contemporary politics. "To talk of tariff was to align oneself with the Republicans. To say a single thing germane to the current political scene was prohibited." CBS purchased a teleplay in 1958 that writer Rod Serling hoped to produce as the pilot of a weekly anthology series.
"The Time Element" marked Serling's first entry in the field of science fiction. Several years after the end of World War II, a man named Peter Jenson visits a psychoanalyst, Dr. Gillespie. Jenson tells him about a recurring dream in which he tries to warn people about the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor before it happens, but the warnings are disregarded. Jenson believes the events of the dream are real, each night he travels back to 1941. Dr. Gillespie insists. While on the couch, Jenson falls asleep once again but this time dreams that the Japanese planes shoot and kill him. In Dr. Gillespie's office, the couch Jenson was lying on is now empty. Dr. Gillespie goes to a bar; the bartender tells him that Jenson had tended bar there, but he was killed during the Pearl Harbor attack. With the "Time Element" script, Serling drafted the fundamental elements that would distinguish the series still to come: a science-fiction/fantasy theme and closing narration, an ending with a twist. "The Time Element" was purchased but shelved indefinitely.
This is where things stood when Bert Granet, the new producer for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, discovered "The Time Element" in CBS' vaults while searching for an original Serling script to add prestige to his show. "The Time Element" debuted on November 24, 1958, to an overwhelmingly delighted audience of television viewers and critics alike. "The humor and sincerity of Mr. Serling's dialogue made'The Time Element' entertaining," offered Jack Gould of The New York Times. Over 6000 letters of praise flooded Granet's offices. Convinced that a series based on such stories could succeed, CBS again began talks with Serling about the possibilities of producing The Twilight Zone. "Where Is Everybody?" was accepted as the pilot episode and the project was announced to the public in early 1959. Other than reruns at the time "The Time Element" was not aired on television again until it was shown as part of a 1996 all-night sneak preview of the new cable channel TVLand, it is available in an Italian DVD boxed set titled Ai confini della realtà – I tesori perduti.
The Twilight Zone Season 1 Blu-ray boxed set released on September 14, 2010, offers a remastered high-definition version of the original Desilu Playhouse production as a special feature. The series was produced by Inc. a production company owned and named by Serling. It reflects his background in Central New York State and is named after Cayuga Lake, on which Ithaca College is located. Aside from Serling, who wrote or adapted nearly two-thirds of the series' total episodes, writers for The Twilight Zone included leading authors such as Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, Earl Hamner, Jr. George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Reginald Rose, Jerry Sohl. Many episodes featured new adaptations of classic stories by such writers as Ambrose Bierce, Jerome Bixby, Damon Knight, John Collier, Lewis Padgett. Twilight Zone's writers used science fiction as a vehicle for social comment, as networks and sponso
Death Ship (The Twilight Zone)
"Death Ship" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone, based on a short story with the same title by Richard Matheson. The story was inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In this episode, a spaceship crew discovers a wrecked replica of their ship with their own dead bodies inside; the Space Cruiser E-89, crewed by Captain Paul Ross, Lt. Ted Mason and Lt. Mike Carter, is on a mission to analyze new worlds and discover if they are suitable for colonization. While orbiting a planet, Mason sees a metallic glint in the landscape, he conjectures that this might be a sign of alien life. The Cruiser prepares to land next to the mysterious object. After landing, the men find that the gleaming comes from the wreck of a ship like their own. Inside the craft, they discover their own lifeless bodies. Mason and Carter go numb with shock. Ross, struggling for an explanation, decides they have bent time in such a way as to get a glimpse of the future, he says to avoid their fate.
Mason and Carter fiercely object to this plan once they find that atmospheric interference prevents their contacting anyone for help, that the frigid nighttime temperatures of the planet will force them to exhaust the ship's energy reserves on heat. Ross pulls rank to make them comply. While looking out the viewport, Carter is transported back to a country lane on Earth. There he encounters people from his past, he runs to the house that he and his wife shared, finds it empty except for a telegram notifying her that he has died in the line of duty. Carter is wrenched from his vision by Ross; the two find Mason has vanished. He is having an emotional reunion with his dead child; when Ross pulls him back, Mason is enraged and wants to be allowed back, maintaining that his encounter with his family was real. Ross posits a new theory of what is going on: The planet is inhabited by telepathic aliens who are using illusions to keep them from reporting back to Earth, thus averting colonization of their home.
Ross says. The men take E-89 back in orbit. Mason and Carter admit. Ross insists on landing the craft again to gather foreign samples to bring back to Earth; when they land again, the wreck of their craft is still present. The successive disproving of Ross's theories, combined with an intuitive knowledge of their condition, brings Mason and Carter to the realization that they crashed and are dead, their afterlife visits were real, it is their current situation, the illusion. Ross refuses to accept this, he rejects his crew's pleas to be allowed to embrace their deaths and be reunited with their loved ones, says that they will "go over it again and again" until he figures out an alternative explanation. In compliance with Ross's order, the men are returned to the moment where Mason first spotted the E-89's wreckage, doomed to relive the past several hours of investigation over and over; the model of the hovering spaceship is that of a C-57D Cruiser, a leftover prop from MGM's 1956 film Forbidden Planet.
The crashed ship was a realistically painted model/set. The prop was used in the 1960 Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street". A crew member shirt used in the episode "On Thursday We Leave for Home" was offered at auction in late September 2015 by Profiles in History with an estimated value of US$1,000 to $1,500, with a winning bid of US$1,600 by Mathew G. Perrone, a private collector. Jack Klugman as Capt. Paul Ross Ross Martin as Lt. Ted Mason Fred Beir as Lt. Mike Carter Mary Webster as Ruth Mason Ross Elliott as Kramer Sara Taft as Mrs. Nolan Tammy Marihugh as Jeannie Mason DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "Death Ship" on IMDb "Death Ship" at TV.com