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The Twilight Zone: Black Leather Jackets

A motorcycle gang who set up residence in a quiet neighborhood is really a front for an advanced party of an alien invasion.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x18
Production Number: 2628
Airdate: Friday January 31st, 1964



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6/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Wayne HeffleyWayne Heffley
As Mover
Recurring
Denver PyleDenver Pyle
As Stu Tillman
Irene HerveyIrene Hervey
As Martha Tillman
Michael ConradMichael Conrad
As Sheriff Harper
Shelley FabaresShelley Fabares
As Ellen Tillman
Main Cast
Rod SerlingRod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

Three travelers from space have landed on Earth as part of an invasion, dressed as young men in leather jackets, riding around on motorcycles. One of the men, Scott, falls in love with Ellen Tillman, a local girl. After overhearing a plan to poison the Earths water supply, he decides he must warn Ellen. After telling her his story, Ellen believes he is crazy. When he returns to her home, he is met by the sheriff and some men in white coats. The sheriff and attendants are really just part of the invasion, and take him into custody so he can't interfere with the planned attacks...

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Episode Notes
Shelley Fabares is best known for her roles in The Donna Reed Show and One Day at a Time.

Michael Conrad is best known for his role in Hill Street Blues as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus and for his catch phrase, 'let's be careful out there'.

Wayne Heffley was also in ''The Odyssey of Flight 33.''

Denver Pyle is best known as Uncle Jesse Duke from The Dukes Of Hazzard.

Michael Forest went on to play the giant Apollo in a guest role on Star Trek episode "Who Mourns For Adonis."



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator: Three strangers arrive in a small town, three men in black leather jackets in an empty rented house. We'll call them Steve and Scott and Fred, but their names are not important; their mission is, as three men on motorcycles lead us into the Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration
Narrator: Portrait of an American family on the eve of invasion from outer space. Of course, we know it's merely fiction--and yet, think twice when you drink your next glass of water. Find out if it's from your local reservoir, or possibly it came direct to you...from the Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerWilliam Froug
EditorThomas Scott (2)
CastingPatricia Rose
MusicVan Cleave
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Robert R. Benton
Director of PhotographyGeorge T. Clemens
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 18 guide may contain spoilers
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