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David Vincent goes to the authorities to report a UFO and an alien invasion but nobody believes him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Tuesday January 10th, 1967
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Guest Stars
J.D. CannonJ.D. Cannon
As Detective Lieutenant Ben Holman
James DalyJames Daly
As Alan Landers
John MilfordJohn Milford
As Deputy Sheriff Lou Carver
Diane BakerDiane Baker
As Mrs. Adams

Co-Guest Stars
Ellen CorbyEllen Corby
As Aunt Sara
Skip WardSkip Ward
As Man (as James Ward)
Mary JacksonMary Jackson
As Nurse


At nearly four o’clock on a forgotten Tuesday morning, architect David Vincent returns from a business trip. Realizing he has been driving too long, he turns onto a rutted dirt track, following a sign towards Bud’s Diner and the promise of hot coffee. When David arrives he discovers Bud’s Diner years closed and so does the only other thing he can: settles into his seat for a short nap...

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Narrator: (introduction) How does a nightmare begin? For architect David Vincent, architect, it began at a few minutes past four on a lost Tuesday morning, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a welcoming sign that gave hope of black coffee. It began with a closed, deserted diner and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. In the weeks to come, David Vincent would go back to how it all began, many times…

David Vincent: How do you go about buying a town?
Sheriff Lou Carver: First… you gotta find the right town. Then you show up with a suitcase full of cash.

Alarm Voice: Kinney Station to Bakersfield Control... red alert... red alert...

Kathy Adams: Fingers? We’re not all like that, David. Some of us learn. We’re always learning. Don’t go. You can’t fight us! You can’t stop it!! It’s going to happen! Don’t fight us.

Lieutenant Ben Holman: This is the final word, Vincent. The bottom line. Let it end here. For your own sake, whatever you’re planning… let it end here.
David Vincent: I wish I could.

Narrator: (epilog) How does a nightmare end? Not here, in the forgotten town of Kinney. Perhaps in Bakersfield, perhaps at some undiscovered beachhead in another state, or another continent. Perhaps, for David Vincent, it will never end...

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