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The Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun

The Earth grows warmer each day after falling out of its orbit and is drawn closer to the Sun.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 4818
Airdate: Friday November 17th, 1961

Director: Anton Leader
Writer: Rod Serling


In her apartment, Norma is painting a picture of the sun and looks outside to see it burning bright in the sky… at midnight. Everything is hot although the air conditioner is running full blast. Norma checks the time and then pours herself a small glass of cool water from her rationed supply. A little girl knocks on the door and stares at Norma’s glass, and Norma offers her a sip. Suzy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shuster, are packed to leave and tell Suzy to leave Norma alone. Mrs. Bronson, the landlady, comes out and Mr. Shuster explains that they’re heading north to Canada to avoid the head. Mrs. Bronson warns that there are gas shortages and the highways are jammed up. He wishes them luck and leaves with his family, and Mrs. Bronson notes that she and Norma are the only two left. Norma doesn’t plan to leave and thinks that she’s dreaming and will wake up in a cool bed. She looks out on the street, which is deserted. Mrs. Bronson notes that for the last month the Earth is heading closer for the Sun but is unable to admit that they’re doomed...

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