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Season One Alternate Intro  (58k)



THE PURPLE TESTAMENT - 02/12/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Richard Bare
Cast: William Reynolds, Dick York, Barney Phillips, William Phipps,
Warren Oates, Marc Cavell, Ron Masak, Paul Mazursky

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Opening Narration
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"...I wrote those names down yesterday..."
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"...I looked into their faces and I knew. I knew this was their last day..."
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"This isn't odd Captain. This is nightmare!..."
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"...How many men do I have to tap as the least likely to succeed?! How many more faces do I have to look into?!"
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"Capt. you better not go... It's on your face too..."
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"...What about it? I mean... everybody says you can tell..."
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"...If I can lift this here Jeep and walk tippy-toe carryin' it, believe me brother, I'd do it."
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"...I guess we got about a four hour ride ahead of us."
"Do we? I doubt it."
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"Did you hear that?"
"Thunder?"
"I don't think so. Sounded more like an explosion..."
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Closing Narration
 

ELEGY - 02/19/60
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: Cecil Kellaway, Jeff Morrow, Kevin Hagen, Don Dubbins

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Opening Narration
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"I don't blame the judges. You're the prettiest of them all..."
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"You don't mind if we have a little look around, do you sir?"
"Not at all. My name's Wickwire..."
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"Tell me, did they ever have that atomic war?..."
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"...Why, you're in the cemetary. Didn't you know?"
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"If you were granted your dearest wish, what would your wish be?..."
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"...In other words, this is the place where your dreams come true after you've stopped dreaming."
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"...You know what he's saying don't you?"
"I told you not to trust him, I told you!"
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"...Because you are here. And you're men. And while there are men, there can be no peace."
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Closing Narration
 

MIRROR IMAGE - 02/26/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Vera Miles, Martin Milner, Joe Hamilton

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Opening Narration
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"But that bag...well it's just like mine. It's identical..."
"...That is your bag lady, you checked it!..."
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"...Honey, you were just in here a few minutes ago."
"Me? I've never been in here before!"
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"Everybody keeps telling me that I've been here before. That man who takes the tickets...And the woman in the powder room..."
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"I looked in the mirror, and I could see the whole waiting room in the mirror...I saw myself..."
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"Something I read or heard about a long time ago...About two parallel worlds that exist side by side..."
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"...I'd say she's got a leak in her attic...You got a thing about sick people?"
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"Hey... Hey... Hey... Hey. Where are you!"
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Closing Narration
 

THE MONSTERS ARE DUE ON MAPLE STREET - 03/04/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Ron Winston
Cast: Claude Akins, Jack Wagner, Ben Erway, Lyn Guild

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Opening Narration Part 1
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Opening Narration Part 2
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"...They sent four people, a mother and a father and two kids who looked just like humans. But they weren't."
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"...Now lets not be a mob!"
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"Seems the general impression now holds that maybe there's a family that isn't what we thing they are..."
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"...As God is my witness, you're letting something begin here that's...a nightmare!"
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"You best watch who you're seen with Steve! Till we get this all straightened out you aint exactly above suspicion yourself!"
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"...Well believe me friends the only thing that's gonna happen is that we're gonna eat each other up alive!"
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"It's the monster! It's the monster!...It's Pete Van Horn."
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"Well he came out of the darkness. How was I supposed to know who he was..."
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"Charlie, the lights just went on in your house! Why did the lights go on in your house?"
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"...Charlie, there's a man lying dead in the street and you killed him! Does that look like a gag to you?"
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"...I know who it is that doesn't belong among us!...It's Tommy! He's the one!"
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"It was this kid who knew what was going to happen! He was the one who knew!"
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"It isn't Bob Weaver's place! It's Don's house!..."
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"Understand the proceedure now. Just stop a few of their machines..."
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Closing Narration
 

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE - 03/11/60
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Ted Post
Cast: Howard Duff, Eileen Ryan, Gail Kobe, Frank Maxwell, Peter Walker

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Opening Narration
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"Remember me Jerry? Marty Fisher. Your friendly neighborhood movie director."
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"...We'll pick it up from the phone call..."
"What are you talking about? Where am I?"
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"I don't know you... I don't know any of you!"
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"...My name is Arthur Curtis!"
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"He swears he's Arthur Curtis... the character he's playing in the picture."
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"...That's the one mommy! He's the one that grabbed me. He scared me!"
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"...You're gonna sign this check Jerry! You're gonna sign it right now!..."
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"...Of course there is! I work there!"
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"...You're telling me that this is a dillusion. That I'm really Gerald Raigan..."
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"Mr. Curtis. Are you leaving now?... Well, I have your tickets for Saturday night."
"Alright! Let's get those lamps and tables outa here!"
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Closing Narration
 

LONG LIVE WALTER JAMESON - 03/18/60
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: Tony Leader
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Edgar Stehli, Estelle Winwood, Dody Heath

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Opening Narration 2
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"...Walter, tell me something, will you?... How old are you?"
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"You look as though you've seen a ghost."
"Maybe I have."
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"Let's say that I'm old enough to have known this gentleman personally."
"Plato? But that was over 2000 years ago."
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"I heaven's name Walter, this is what mankind has been dreaming of... Tell me the secret!"
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"...I saw my wife and my children... aging."
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"At seventy, do you want to live forever? The way you are now. Old... Sick."
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"In my desk I have a revolver Sam. And every night I take it out and pray for the courage to pull the trigger."
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"I thought if a man lived forever, he'd grow wiser. But that isn't true, is it?"
"You just go on living. That's all."
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"Look hard. Look into my eyes. You called them the most beautiful you'd ever seen once. A long time ago."
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"I can't explain it. I only know it's happened. I've grown old, and you haven't. Now you're going to marry someone else."
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"...Tommy, it's wrong. You can't go on hurting people..." QSound 3D
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"Nothing lasts forever, thank God..."
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"Dad, what is that on the floor?"
"Dust. Only dust."
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Closing Narration
 

PEOPLE ARE ALIKE ALL OVER - 03/25/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: David Orrick
Cast: Roddy McDowell, Susan Oliver, Paul Comi, Byron Morrow, Vic Perrin

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"...I've got a philosophy about people...They're the same all over..."
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Opening Narration
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"...You're a liar! You can open the door. Why Sam? Why won't you open the door?..."
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"...Don't be afraid Sam. I got a strange hunch. If there's anybody out there they'll help you..."
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"...You're human beings. Just like I am. People."
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"We built this during the night because we assumed this was the way you people lived..."
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"It's really fabulous...it's unbelievable. Thank you."
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"Teenya. I will see you again, won't I?..."
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"If it's an illusion, a guy can live with it. That's the best scotch I ever drank. "
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"Hey! You've locked me in, what's the matter with you people!..."
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"There aren't any windows! There aren't any windows anywhere!"
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"Why are you doing this? Why? Why have you locked me in here? Why are you looking at me like that?"
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"Marcusson! Marcusson you were right!... People are alike everywhere."
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Closing Narration
 

EXECUTION - 04/01/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Ron Winston
Cast: Albert Salmi, Russel Johnson, Than Wyenn, George Mitchell, Jon Lormer

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"...your immortal soul, Caswell. Are you interested in that?"
"It's my mortal neck that concerns me now."
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"...The more you kick, the more justice I figure there is in the world."
"Well, I'll do a jig for you, pappy. Just like a puppet..."
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"Oh, my dear God. What happened to him?"
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"...You're the first time traveller in the history of man. And I'm going to introduce you to a whole new world."
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"...His name is Joseph Caswell. He tells me he was a trail boss on a cattle ranch in the territory of Montana."
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"...I get a feeling that I've taken a nineteenth century primitive and placed him in a twentieth century jungle..."
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"That's where you were when I reached back into time. You were at the end of a rope, weren't you Caswell?..."
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"I'm going to have to send you back..."
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"You're clean faced. You're Johnny-come-lately dandies...I just hate your kind!..."
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"...Those carriages without horses. And the lights goin' on and off. And the noise! It's like thunder all the time!"
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"Alright Hombre. You got your chance to draw. Now you better make your move..."
"Alright cowboy, you gotta pay for this!..."
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"It looks like you got here before me. Save me a little trouble..."
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"Help! Help! Help somebody! Somebody let me out!..."
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"...did we hang an innocent man then? "
"I hope not. I pray to God not."
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Closing Narration
 

THE BIG TALL WISH - 04/08/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Ron Winston
Cast: Ivan Dixon, Steve Perry, Kim Hamilton

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Opening Narration
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"You're my good and close friend."
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"...I'm his good and close friend. That's what he tells me. Real, real intense. I'm his good and close friend."
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"I'm gonna make a wish Bolie. I'm gonna make a wish nothin' happens to you..."
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"...Henry said he was gonna make the big tall wish. That's the biggest wish... He don't waist that on just anything..."
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"...When do they find out that you can wish your life away."
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"I may be a bum upstairs in another ten minutes, but right now I'm gonna fight a beautiful first round..."
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"...wasn't enough how you gotta go in the ring with four busted knuckles."
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"...Jackson is down! Jackson is down!"
"Bolie, Bolie, Bolie..."
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"...We must have been in different arenas together... You was never off your feet."
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"...Was I on my back and on my way out?!"
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"I made the big wish then...I just shut my eyes and I, I wished real hard. It was magic, Bolie..."
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"If you wish hard enough Bolie, it'll come true. If you wish hard enough!"
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"You tryin' to tell me you wished me into a knockout? You tryin' to tell me it was magic that made me get up off my back?..."
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"If you don't believe Bolie, It won't be true. That's the way magic works."
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"Bolie, you got to believe... You got to believe... You got to believe... please, please, believe."
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"You looked like a real tiger. I was proud of you Bolie..."
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"I aint gonna make no more wishes Bolie. I'm too old for wishes. And there aint no such thing as magic..."
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Closing Narration


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