Michael Chambers is trapped in a prison-like cell where a voice asks him if he's ready to eat and asks him to conserve water. Chambers lights a cigarette and wonders how he got into his current predicament. he thinks of how it was a normal day on Earth when creatures from outer space, the Kanamits, arrived on Earth. One craft lands near the UN and a 9' tall representative of the Kanamits enters. He speaks with a mechanical voice and declares that his race's intents are honorable. They want to help the people of Earth and establish embassies. Upon request the Kanamit explains that they can prevent natural catastrophes and offer whatever it is various nations which to accept. He offers to show them a new atomic power source and denies having any ulterior motive. He also offers an impenetrable force field that any nation can use to protect itself. The Kanamit sets down a book and leaves. ..Read the full recap
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Narrator: Submitted for your approval - a Kanamit. Height, a little over nine feet. Weight, in the neighborhood of three hundred and fifty pounds. Origin: unknown. Motives? Therein hangs the tale, for in just a moment we are going to ask you to shake hands, figuratively, with a Christopher Columbus from another galaxy, and another time. This is the Twilight Zone.
Penny: Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship!
Michael Chambers: How about you? You still on Earth, or on a ship with me? Well, it doesn't make very much difference because sooner or later, we'll all of us be on the menu. All of us.
Narrator: The recollections of one Michael Chambers, with appropriate flashbacks and soliloquy. Or more simply stated, the evolution of man, going from dust to dessert, the metamorphosis from being the ruler of a planet to an ingredient in someone's soup. It's tonight's bill of fare on the Twilight Zone.