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Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Monday January 28th, 1980


Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Aug 16, 1980

 
Guest Stars
Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
As Father Stone
Recurring
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Sam Parkhill
Recurring
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Sam Parkhill
Recurring
Michael Anderson, Jr.Michael Anderson, Jr.
As David Lustig
Recurring
Robert BeattyRobert Beatty
As General Malcolm Halstead
Recurring
Robert BeattyRobert Beatty
As General Malcolm Halstead
Recurring
Jon FinchJon Finch
As Christ
Recurring
Wolfgang ReichmannWolfgang Reichmann
As Leif Lustig
Recurring
Wolfgang ReichmannWolfgang Reichmann
As Leif Lustig
Recurring
Maria SchellMaria Schell
As Anna Lustig
Maria SchellMaria Schell
As Anna Lustig
Joyce Van PattenJoyce Van Patten
As Elma Parkhill
Joyce Van PattenJoyce Van Patten
As Elma Parkhill
Fritz WeaverFritz Weaver
As Father Peregrine
Fritz WeaverFritz Weaver
As Father Peregrine

Co-Guest Stars
Alison ElliottAlison Elliott
As Lavinia Spaulding
Recurring
Derek LamdenDerek Lamden
As Martian on Sand Ship
Recurring
Burnell TuckerBurnell Tucker
As Bill Wilder
Recurring
Burnell TuckerBurnell Tucker
As Bill Wilder
Recurring

Uncredited
Phil Brown (1)Phil Brown (1)
voiced Narrator
Recurring
Laurie Holden (1)Laurie Holden (1)
As Marie Wilder
Recurring
Main Cast
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
As Col. John Wilder
Gayle HunnicuttGayle Hunnicutt
As Ruth Wilder

Recap

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Episode Notes
Richard Matheson incorporates and rewrites the following Ray Bradbury stories:

* "The Locusts" (The Martian Chronicles, 1950)
* "The Naming of Names" (The Martian Chronicles, 1950)
* "The Martian" (Super Science Stories, November 1949)
* "The Messiah" (Welcome Aboard, Spring 1971)
* "The Fire Balloons" (first published as "...In This Sign", Imagination, April 1951)
* "The Off Season" (Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1948)



Episode Quotes
Narrator: Now the rockets come like beating drums. Like silver locusts swarming through the emptiness of space. And from the rockets come men to beat the strange world into a shape that is familiar to the eye. They come to find something or leave something or get something. To dig up something or bury something or leave something alone. To bludgeon away the strangeness.

Father Peregrine: And Lord, we have come to a new land. We shall need new eyes. We shall hear new sounds and needs new ears. And there will be new sins, which we ask the gift of purer and firmer hearts. Amen.

Father Stone: But Father, you are risking the entire expeditionary mission just--just so these--these inhuman...
Father Peregrine: Can't you recognize the human in the inhuman?
Father Stone: I would rather recognize the inhuman in the human.

Narrator: Wilder's mind is a confusion of troubled thoughts. Thoughts about the dead Martian who might have taught them something of the planet they were living on, thoughts of the planet they had left behind, the world about to face its final war.

Ruth: If what you say is true, then we'll be cut off. Isolated. Forgotten.
Wilder: There may be no one left on Earth to forget us.



Analysis
Changes from the short stories:

* LaFarge's name is changed to Leif.
* Leif's son in the short story is Tom, and isn't a member of a previous expedition.
* Wilder does not appear in the short stories "The Martian" and "The Fire Balloons."



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerCharles Fries  |  Dick Berg
ProducerAndrew Donally  |  Milton Subotsky
Associate ProducerCharles M Fries
Production DesignerAssheton Gorton
MusicStanley Myers
Make-upGeorge Frost
Sound EditorTeddy Mason  |  Ron Davis (4)
Based On The Works OfRay Bradbury
Sound RecordistBob Jones (4)
Film EditorEunice Mountjoy
Second Unit DirectorJohn Stears
Supervising EditorJohn Jympson
HairdresserJeanette Freeman (1)
 
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