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The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

A 19th-century Western settler sets off on his own to search for water to help his dying son, but instead finds he had stepped into the modern era.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 173-3654
Airdate: Friday April 07th, 1961

Director: Buzz Kulik
Writer: Rod Serling



A wagon train travels across the Old West of 1847 in the New Mexico Territories, led by Christian Horn and heading for California. He calls the train to a halt and checks on his son, who is on his eleventh day of fever. One of the other settlers, Charlie, insists that the others want to turn back before they die of starvation and thirst. Christian warns against it and insists he'll find them water. He heads over the nearby rim to scout out for possible supplies, and tells them to stay close. He crosses over the rim... and finds a 20th century highway and electrical lines...

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