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Season One Alternate Intro  (58k)



JUDGEMENT NIGHT - 12/04/59
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Nehemiah Persoff, Ben Wright, Patrick McNee, Hugh Sanders,
Leslie Bradley, Deirdre Owen, James Franciscus

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Opening Narration
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"If you're being followed, you'll see the sub...It will sufface. They won't use all of their torpedos..."
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"...Home? I was born in Frankfurt...yes, Germany."
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"You'll forgive me. You looked so familiar. But, for that matter, they all did."
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"I don't seem to recall getting on this ship..."
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"I feel as if there's disaster out there..."
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"...Something is going to happen at 1:15."
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"...We must abandon ship! Yes. We must abandon ship!"
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"...We have got to get out of here everybody! We have got to leave the ship!...They're going to sink us!"
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Torpedo launch
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"...They could die only once. But, we could die a hundred million times."
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Closing Narration
 

AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED - 12/11/59
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: Rod Taylor, Charles Aidman, James Hutton, Maxine Cooper

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Opening Narration
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"...one more thermometer in my puss, I'm gonna absent myself without leave..."
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"There were three of us in that aircraft. You, and me, and a Colonel named Harrington..."
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"I don't know anybody named Harrington."
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"What's it like up there in outer space?..."
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"It's like I didn't belong here. Like if I was to let myself go...I'd disappear."
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"...she said she didn't have any son named Ed Harrington..."
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"...It's as if...maybe, we shouldn't have come back from that flight at all."
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"Where's my buddie's drink?..."
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"...It was in the telegram! I wrote down that Ed and I were gonna get out this morning! I wrote down Ed and I!..."
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"He told me...maybe somebody or something made a mistake."
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"...This is plain weird. Like I just don't belong."
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"...Colonel Forbes! Somebody's gotta help him right away!"
"Who?..."
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Closing Narration
 

WHAT YOU NEED - 12/25/59
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Steve Cochran, Ernest Treux, Reed Morgan, William Edmonson, Arline Sax

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Opening Narration
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"I think I know what it is you need... Cleaning fluid..."
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"I think I know what it is you need...a bus ticket..."
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"Old manager of mine...got me a job...in Scranton, Pennsylvania."
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"Now, when this dries, you won't even know you had a spot there..."
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"Scissors. What is this, some kinda gag?..."
"They're what you need..."
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"...That's just what I needed..."
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"You got a partner now."
"I don't need a partner..."
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"...Come on old Man! Concentrate! What do I need?"
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"I'm supposed to need a leaky pen, Is that it?..."
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"The things you need most, I can't supply..."
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"...I didn't say they were. But I'll tell you something. They happen to be what I need."
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"...what I saw in your eyes at that bar, was death. My death..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE FOUR OF US ARE DYING - 01/01/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Harry Townes, Beverly Garland, Philip Pine, Ross Martin, Don Gordon

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Opening Narration
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"How was the water baby? Was it cold? When did it hurt? When you laugh..."
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"...If this is the happiest day of your life, how come you look like somebody just stuck lemon juice in your beer..."
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"...I figure my cut is more than a cold swim!"
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"...For floating face down in the river, I charge interest... I'll take it all."
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"...I didn't do nothin' to you guys."
"Nothin' buddy. We thought you were somebody else."
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"I don't remember you old man..."
"...A son should know his father."
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"...Look at him! Look at the dirty little punk!... Look at Andy Marshak. Look at the monster. Look at...my son."
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"...Put the gun down. I'll show you. I'll show you, honest. But I gotta think!..."
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Closing Narration
 

THIRD FROM THE SUN - 01/08/60
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Richard Bare
Cast: Fritz Weaver, Joe Maros, Edward Andrews, Denise Alexander, Lori March

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"Fourty eight hours, we'll have 'em aloft. Then whoosh. Up, over, and whamo. There goes the enemy..."
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Opening Narration
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"Everyone I've talked to lately, they've been noticing it... that something's wrong..."
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"...I can only tell you that sometime between midnight and one, we've got to be out of here and gone..."
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"They've put a different guard on the ship...The one I paid gets off at eleven."
"Then we have to leave before eleven..."
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"Eleven million miles. In a ship we don't even know will leave the atmosphere..."
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"...I know the aircraft. They say it's capable of leaving our atmosphere. Talk is, it could go to another planet."
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"...this world as we know it, won't exist much longer. It's about to blow itself up. And that may happen by morning..."
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"...This is silly isn't it? We aren't ever coming back here again."
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"Good evening Sturka. You're a long way from home, aren't you?"
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"Unauthorized vehicle on field! Unauthorized vehicle on field!..."
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"...It's the third planet from the sun, Bill. It's called...Earth."
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Closing Narration
 

I SHOT AN ARROW INTO THE AIR - 01/15/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Cast: Edward Binns, Dewey Martin

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Opening Narration
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"I shot an arrow into the air. It landed I know not where..."
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"...Till I'm lying in a hole there, we'll operate from the book."
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"If he dies, he dies. But nobody gets behind to push..."
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"You'll be happy to hear Corey. He's not gonna drink any more of your water."
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"I wanna know why you started out...with half a canteen, and then came back with it three quarters full?..."
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"Corey, did you do anything for him at all...or did you just steal his water..."
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"He drew this. A sign or a symbol or something..."
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"Colonel, two men can live maybe five days. One man can live ten..."
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"...this is a jungle where only the tough animals survive..."
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"Now you make tracks Mr. Corey. You move out and up like some kind of ghostly billyclub was tapping at your ankles..."
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"Telephone poles. You were trying to draw telephone poles..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE HITCH-HIKER - 01/22/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Cast: Inger Stevens, Leonard Strong, Adam Williams, Lew Gallo, Dwight Townsend

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Opening Narration
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"...I was just looking at that hitch-hiker."
"What hitch-hiker?"
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"I saw him again fifty miles further on. And then again on the long straight stretch through Virginia..."
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"...He was beckoning me. He wanted me to start across. He wanted me to die..."
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"Route 80 isn't a highway any more. It's an escape route..."
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"...I think he's trying to rob me!"
"Well. if he does, you come back here and I'll call the Sheriff."
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"Do you want a ride?... I'll take you all the way into San Diego."
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"...Couldn't a fellow like you, standing beside the road waiting for a lift, beat me to town after town..."
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"...Honey, I didn't see anybody. There's nothin' there. What are you tryin' to do, run us off the road or somethin'?"
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"I like you. I really like you very much. As a matter of fact thats why I picked you up..."
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"...Nan was killed just six days ago. In an automobile accident..."
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"I believe you're going my way."
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Closing Narration
 

THE FEVER - 01/29/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Cast: Everett Sloane, Bibi Janiss, William Kendis, Lee Miller

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Opening Narration
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"You know perfectly well how I feel about gambling."
"This is different though."
"It is neither different nor moral. Gambling is gambling."
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"It wasn't even my dollar, that man gave it to me. He made me put it in the machine."
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"We'll put this in our room, and we'll take it home with us..."
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"Franklin..."
"Did you say something?..."
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"If there's one thing I know Flora. It's morality. And I will not have this tainted money smelling up our pockets."
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"You stay right here Flora, and don't let anyone else use this machine."
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"I've got to win it back!......" QSound 3D
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"Flora, will you kindly shut your mouth!!..."
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"It's inhuman. The way it lets you win a little and then takes it all back..." QSound 3D
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"She's bound to turn up in a little while. You just have to stick with her long enough..."
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"Give me back my dollar! I want my dollar! It took my dollar! It owes me a dollar!..." QSound 3D
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"It's not even a machine, Flora. It's an entity. It's a thing, with a mind and a will of it's own."
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"Franklin..."
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"It's chasing me. It's following me! It's trying to get me Flora!"
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"Franklin, Franklin, Franklin, Franklin, Franklin, Franklin, Franklin..."
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"I've seen alot of 'em get hooked before but, never like him."
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Closing Narration
 

THE LAST FLIGHT - 02/05/60
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: William Claxton
Cast: Kenneth Haigh, Alexander Scourby, Simon Scott, Robert Warwick

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Opening Narration
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"Are you American...We had no idea you were so advanced."
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"Second Lieutenant, William Terrance Decker, Sir. Royal Flying Corp."
"You mean Royal Air Force."
"No Sir. Royal Flying Corp."
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"What's today's date?... 1917? It's March the 5th 1959."
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"I suppose you're going to tell us you don't know that Alexander Mackaye...is at this moment on route to this base for a tour of inspection..."
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"A World War 1 pilot landing in...1959? Such a thing just doesn't happen every day!"
"Well it happened today!"
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"...One day, Mac got hit in a most embarassing spot. I always called him Old Lead Bottom after that."
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"I wasn't fighting anyone! I was running!... When the Germans came at us, I left him up there to die!..."
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"...How do you know that he won't have been killed fourty-two years ago unless I help him now?!"
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"Turn it off Decker, or I'll fire!"
"Well, fire. I'd rather die."
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"...then, out of nowhere ot seemed, Terry came diving down. His gun chattering away..."
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"...Maybe you'd better sit down. Old Lead Bottom."
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Closing Narration


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