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The Twilight Zone: Probe 7 - Over and Out

A space traveler from a doomed planet meets up with a female companion on his new homeland.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 2622
Airdate: Friday November 29th, 1963

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Rod Serling


  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Harold GouldHarold Gould
As Gen. Larrabee
Recurring
Antoinette BowerAntoinette Bower
As Eve Norda
Barton HeymanBarton Heyman
As Lt. Blane
Richard BasehartRichard Basehart
As Col. Adam Cook
Main Cast
Rod SerlingRod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

Colonel Adam Cook's spacecraft has been severely damaged and has crash landed on a unexplored planet. Injured, he pleads with his superiors to send him a rescue craft but is told that such a thing would be impossible. It seems war is about to break out back on his world. A message received from home confirms that his homeland has now been destroyed. Cook must now look around his new planet and see if he can find food and water. He discovers a footprint, and then a woman. Her name is Norda, another space traveler who is stuck on this world. Speaking different languages, Cook tries to teach her his. He teaches her that his name is Adam and finds out her first name is Eve. He asks what she calls this handful of dirt he was holding, she says Earth. So that will be the new name of their planet, Earth, inhabited first by Adam and Eve. ..

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Episode Notes
Harold Gould was also in "The Bewitchin' Pool."



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator: One Colonel Cook, a traveler in space. He's landed on a remote planet several million miles from his point of departure. He can make an inventory of his plight by just one 360 degree movement of head and eyes. Colonel Cook as been set adrift in an ocean of space in a metal lifeboat that has been scorched and destroyed and will never fly again. He survived the crash but his ordeal is yet to begin. Now he must give battle to loneliness. Now Colonel Cook must meet the unknown. It's a small planet set deep in space, but for Colonel Cook it's the Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration
Narrator: Do you know these people? Names familiar, are they? They lived a long time ago. Perhaps they're part fable, perhaps their part fantasy. And perhaps the place they're walking to now is not really called ‘Eden'. We offer it only as a presumption. This has been the Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerWilliam Froug
EditorThomas Scott (2)
CastingPatricia Rose
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Robert R. Benton
Director of PhotographyRobert Pittack
Art DirectorMalcolm Brown  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorFranklin Milton  |  Joe Edmondson
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
Assistant DirectorCharles Bonniwell
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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