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A peaceful day in the small Maine town of Chester's Mill turns into a nightmare when an invisible, impenetrable dome slams down around the town, trapping the townspeople and several passing strangers inside.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Monday June 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Jun 24, 2013
AU (ten) Jun 25, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Aug 19, 2013
DE (Pro7) Sep 04, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Sep 05, 2013
Hungary Sep 11, 2013
SE (Kanal 5) Oct 03, 2013

Guest Stars
Samantha MathisSamantha Mathis
As Alice Calvert
Mackenzie LintzMackenzie Lintz
As Norrie Calvert-Hill
Beth BroderickBeth Broderick
As Rose Twitchell
Dale RaoulDale Raoul
As Andrea Grinnell

Co-Guest Stars
John ElvisJohn Elvis
As Ben (Ben Drake)
Josh CarterJosh Carter
As Rusty (Rusty Denton)
R. Keith HarrisR. Keith Harris
As Peter Shumway
Talmadge RaganTalmadge Ragan
As Bloodstained Woman
John CasinoJohn Casino
As Fire Chief
Dave BlamyDave Blamy
As Employee
Main Cast
Mike VogelMike Vogel
As Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Rachelle LeFevreRachelle LeFevre
As Julia Shumway
Alex KochAlex Koch
As Junior Rennie
Colin FordColin Ford
As Joe McAlister
Dean NorrisDean Norris
As James "Big Jim" Rennie
Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong
As Phil Bushey
Natalie MartinezNatalie Martinez
As Deputy Linda Esquivel
Britt RobertsonBritt Robertson
As Angie McAlister
Aisha HindsAisha Hinds
As Carolyn Hill
Jolene PurdyJolene Purdy
As Dodee Weaver
Jeff FaheyJeff Fahey
As Sheriff Duke Perkins


Near the town of Chester's Mill, a mother bird watches over its nest. It finally flies off and through the woods, past a man digging a hole in the forest. The man, Dale "Barbie" Barbera, gets a corpse from his car, tosses it in, and buries it...

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Episode Quotes
Linda: Are you sure you're okay, Duke?
Duke: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. My damn pacemaker. Must've skipped a beat.
Linda: And that's supposed to make me feel better?
Duke: I'm fine.

Joe: What if the government built this thing?
Dale: I doubt it.
Joe: Why?
Dale: Because it works.

Dodee: We're the only thing on air right, now--AM, FM, anywhere.
Phil: Yeah, the blackout, I know.
Dodee: No, even if that were statewide, every station our size has its own generator. So why is the whole dial still static?
Phil: I don't know. But our ratings are gonna be amazing.

Dodee: Phil, something bad is going on out there. It could be solar flares disrupting the entire grid.
Phil: Dodee! The cable's out--it doesn't mean it's the end times.
Dodee: When roving packs of mutants start swarming this place, don't say I didn't warn you.

Alice Calvert: Is everyone all right?
Carolyn: Nothing about this... is all right.

Phil: Dodee, just tell me what you heard.
Dodee: This.
Phil: It sounds alien.
Dodee: Sounds like Bjork.

Linda: Why Chester's Mill? Why us?
Duke: Maybe we're being punished.

Cultural References
Ben Drake: Whatley says it's straight out of Star Trek.

In the 1960s series Star Trek and the other shows and movies in the franchise, impenetrable force fields were often used.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen King
DeveloperBrian K. Vaughan
Executive ProducerSteven Spielberg  |  Jack Bender  |  Stacey Snider  |  Neal Baer  |  Darryl Frank  |  Justin Falvey  |  Brian K. Vaughan  |  Stephen King
Co-Executive ProducerRick Cleveland
ProducerRandy Sutter  |  Adam Stein  |  Peter Calloway  |  Niels Arden Oplev
Co-ProducerAgatha Warren  |  Soo Hugh
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy  |  Jen Ingulli  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Unit Production ManagerDave Williams Fowlkes
First Assistant DirectorTimothy M. Bourne
Second Assistant DirectorRichard E. White
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Music EditorSean Alexander  |  Michael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerJennifer Von Mayrhauser
GripLogan R. Berkshire
Set DecoratorChuck Potter
Location ManagerBrooke Barnhill
Transportation CoordinatorTy Church
Property MasterRobbie Beck
Construction CoordinatorJeffrey Schlatter
Production Sound MixerCarl Rudisill
Script SupervisorLuca Kouimelis
Production CoordinatorNoelle M. Pflum
Script CoordinatorMark Linehan Bruner
Assistant EditorStephanie Willis
Post Production SupervisorDarian Heredia
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
Director of PhotographyCort Fey
Stunt CoordinatorPeter King (4)
Art DirectorGeoffrey S. Grimsman
Makeup Department Head Rick Pour
Visual Effects SupervisorStephan Fleet
Chief Lighting TechnicianTommy Ray Sullivan
"A" Camera OperatorRick Davidson
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Flynn  |  Terri Kaye  |  Lindsay Owens (1)  |  Gabriel Monje  |  Michael Russo (1)
Special Effects CoordinatorWill A. Purcell
Hair Department HeadJulie Delaney
Post CoordinatorDaniel Spilatro
"B" Camera OperatorBo Webb
Writers' AssistantAndres Fischer-Centeno
Based On The Book ByStephen King
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