In Madeiro, Mexico, the sheriff, Sanchez, brings a dead man to town on the back of a donkey. He has the telegraph man Rudolpho send a message to the capital describing an unidentified flying object. Sanchez describes how he went to the scene and found footprints. Following them, he heard gunshots and found one of his officers dead. Sanchez fired at a shadowy figure and wounded them. The doctor arrives and warns the sheriff they have to be careful about spreading fear among the villagers. The doctor goes into the tavern and gets a drink from the bartender, Manolo, as he closes up. A small boy who works there, Pedro, enters and Manolo talks about he stargazes. Pedro talks about life on other planets but Manolo sends him to get water. The doctor wonders where he came from but Manolo has no idea: he simply provides him with room and board to help take care of the place...Read the full recap
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Narrator: The place is Mexico, just across the Texas border, a mountain village held back by its remoteness and suddenly intruded upon by the twentieth century. And this is Pedro, nine years old, a lonely, rootless boy, who will soon make the acquaintance of a traveler from a distant place. We are at present forty miles from the Rio Grande, but any place and all places can be - the Twilight Zone.
Doctor: At your baptism they forgot to give you a proper name.
Manolo: What would that be, doctor.
Doctor: That would be Judas, Manolo.
Doctor: (reading from the book) Greetings to the people of Earth. We come as friend and in peace. We bring you this gift. The following chemical formula is a vaccine. It's a vaccine against all forms of cancer.
Narrator: Madeiro, Mexico, the present. The subject: fear. The cure: a little more faith. An Rx off the shelf - in the Twilight Zone.