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The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man

Friendly aliens have shown mankind how to end war, famine and plague, now are invited to visit their planet.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x24
Production Number: 4807
Airdate: Friday March 02nd, 1962

Director: Richard L. Bare
Story: Damon Knight
Teleplay: Rod Serling

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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. ..

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