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Eight-year-olds play a new game which involves an imaginary friend who is asking them to gather objects to aid in their pretend game of Invasion.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x14
Airdate: Friday January 10th, 1992

Director: Don McBrearty
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Sally KirklandSally Kirkland
As Mary Morris
Katharine IsabelleKatharine Isabelle
As Mink (as Katherine Isobel Murray)
Katharine IsabelleKatharine Isabelle
As Mink (as Katherine Isobel Murray)

Co-Guest Stars
Jill DyckJill Dyck
As Helen
Jill DyckJill Dyck
As Helen
Brian Taylor (2)Brian Taylor (2)
As Henry Morris
Brian Taylor (2)Brian Taylor (2)
As Henry Morris
Kurtis BrownKurtis Brown
As Eddie Beek
Kurtis BrownKurtis Brown
As Eddie Beek
Ronan CahillRonan Cahill
As Joseph
Main Cast


In a typical suburban neighborhood in the near future, children are going through the bushes looking for something. One of the children, Mink, says that she's found it and the other ones come over. Nearby in Mink's house, her mother Mary is working when her husband Henry messages to let her know that he'll be working late at the office. As he leaves, he notices that Mink and her friends are gathered around something in the yard. Mink barely acknowledges him and he drives off...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Zero Hour" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Planet Stories (Fall 1947).

Episode Quotes
Mary Morris: Meg! Lunch in five minute, Mink!
Mink: But Mom! Who wants to eat when the world's going to end?
Mary Morris: Lunch first, then the end of the world.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerLarry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerTom Cotter (1)  |  Mary Kahn
ProducerRandy Bradshaw  |  Tom Cox
Production DesignerJohn Blackie
EditorDoug Forbes
CastingDarlene Kaplan
First Assistant DirectorJim Long
Second Assistant DirectorColin Leadlay
Music SupervisorDavid Greene (4)
Costume DesignerWendy Partridge
Make-upGail Kennedy
Key GripOstap Toroshenko
Camera OperatorJohn Holbrook
Set DecoratorLouise Middleton
Location ManagerMurray Ord
Transportation CoordinatorColeman Robinson
Script SupervisorRicht Martens
Production CoordinatorNancy Gullett
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt
GafferBruno Bittner
Director of PhotographyJohn Spooner
Art DirectorScott Dobbie
Post Production CoordinatorCatherine Hall (2)  |  Paul Winestock  |  Steve D'Onofrio
Production ManagementLes Kimber
Sound EditorDavid Evans (4)
Dubbing MixerJessica Casavant
Sound RecordistGarrell Clark
Third Assistant DirectorEhud Ellman
Boom OperatorPeter Wugalter
Set DresserJim Murray
Wardrobe AssistantDiane Routly
Assistant Production ManagerDavid McLeod (2)
Production ExecutiveRick Weaver (2)
Dolly GripMichael McLellan
ContinuityLeslie Druker
Assistant Sound EditorRichard Harkness  |  Judy Kemeny
HairRosemary Diekmann
ComposerAmin Bhatia
Still PhotographerDouglas Curran
Assistant Set DecoratorAllan Marx
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