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A HUNDRED YARDS OVER THE RIM - 04/07/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Cliff Robertson, Miranda Jones

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"We'll not talk about buryin' our son now, not while there's breath in him!..."
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"How far ya goin'?"
"Just over that rim there. About a hundred yards."
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Opening Narration
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"Did you see it!? That thing... that monster-like thing..."
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"That's a real antique, huh?"
"It's been used alot!"
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"Where you from?"
"From?... From Ohio."
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"What you got there?"
"Penicillin. It'll keep away any infection."
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"That says September, nineteen-hundred and sixty-one. When it's eighteen-hundred an fourty-seven."
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"Who are you and... where am I?"
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"Horn. Christian Jr. M.D... Born... 1839. Died... 1914."
"That's my son. That's Chris."
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"I may be crazy, or the world may be turned upside-down, but I know that I've been put here for a reason."
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"There's a whole lot on the other side of that rim...It was people like us. We made it happen."
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"This is Horn's rifle. I picked it up just where he dropped it..."
"It looks like it's been lying out in the desert for a hundred years."
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"I think he went back to wherever it was he did come from..."
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"...and we're goin' to California! And my son's got a whole lot to accomplish there."
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Closing Narration
 

THE RIP VAN WINKLE CAPER - 04/21/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Justus Addiss
Cast: Oscar Beregi, Simon Oakland, Lew Gallo, John Mitchum

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"Tis one thing gentlemen to stop a train on it's way from Fort Knox to Los Angeles and steal it's cargo. It's another thing to remain free to spend it. And spend it we shall."
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"Rip Van Winkle. That's what we are. Four Rip Van Winkles."
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"All four of us will be placed in a state of suspended animation, and when we wake up, that's when we take our gold and enjoy it."
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"...How long? I don't know exactly...I would say that approximately one hundred years from today's date."
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Opening Narration
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"Now begin to count, and on ten, release the gas..."
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"...Instead of a hundred years maybe an hour. And so we're still hot. And all that gold in there is just like a bunch of garbage to us now..."
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"Mr. Herbie has proven my point however gentlemen...The hard way."
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"For the first time in the history of men we have taken a century and put it in our hip pocket. We've taken a lease on life and outlived our stay..."
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"DeCruz...You drive, I'll check the back."
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"Mr. Brooks had a very bad accident...we'll do it my way now. We'll pack as much as we can...and hit the road."
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"...Oh, here's some water. One drink, one bar of gold. that's the price."
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"...It's two bars of gold, for one swallow."
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"...gold, it's real gold. You can have it. I'll give it to you."
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"...He offered this to me as if it was really worth something."
"...Wasn't it worth something once George. I mean, didn't people use gold for money?"
"...before they found a way of manufacturing it."
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Closing Narration
 

THE SILENCE - 04/28/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Boris Segal
Cast: Franchot Tone, Liam Sullivan, Jonathan Harris

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"...Is the wager I have in mind legal...is there anything criminal in it..." View Graphic
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Opening Narration View Graphic
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"...a note for you from Col. Taylor...his instructions are that you read it immediately." View Graphic
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"...Is this some kind of a joke..."
"would you mind terribly Tennyson if I aquainted the members with my proposition?" View Graphic
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"...I will bet him $500,000 that he cannot remain silent for one year..." View Graphic
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"...I dislike you intensely Tennyson...I'd be willing to offer a large sum of money just to have some quiet." View Graphic
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"...you could not possibly remain silent for a year, it's not in your nature...to remain silent would destroy you..." View Graphic
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"...ignore you, or call your bluff...I choose to do the latter. I accept your wager." View Graphic
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"Just a few questions. Where am I to be incarcerated..." View Graphic
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"You know my wife sir...She shops at Tiffany's the way other women enter a super market..." View Graphic
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"9 weeks, that's really quite incredible..." View Graphic
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"...you have the money, Archie...I think he's gonna beat you Archie..." View Graphic
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"...you have completely surprised me Tennyson. But the fact is I feel the whole thing has gone too far..." View Graphic
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"...your wife. She must be lonely for you Tennyson...She has been seen with other young men..." View Graphic
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"How 'bout it Tennyson, $5000.00..." View Graphic
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"...Twelve months ago to the moment, you destroyed yourself much as I told you you would..." View Graphic
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"How could he have done it? How could he have done it..." View Graphic
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"...I lost most of my money some years ago..." View Graphic
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"...I knew I would not be able to keep my part of the bargain, so one year ago I had the nerves to my vocal chords severed." View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 

SHADOW PLAY - 05/05/61
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Dennis Weaver, Harry Townes, Wright King

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"...No! Not again! I won't die again! You can't make me die again!..."
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Opening Narration
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"You walk out of your cell. Pass two grey doors. 78 steps to the final door. It's painted green..."
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"You mean to say you believe that crazy story?"
"God help me Hank, but I do. At least I believe it's possible. Well why not, can we prove he's wrong..."
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"Hank, haven't you ever stopped and said to yourself, 'This couldn't be real. I couldn't be the District Attorney. Not in any real world.' Haven't you Hank?"
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"...You always come. I mean the District Attorney always comes. It's isn't always you."
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"...You only sleep and dream because I dream you that way!"
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"...I dream the same dream, night after night after night! It's this one! It changes a little bit. The people get twisted around, but it's the same dream!"
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"...I'm telling the truth Mr. Ritchie! Let me live and I'll keep you alive! I'll dream you every night, just like this...I'll prove it to you! Your wife, she has a steak cookin' for you. Go home, look in the oven! It'll be something else!"
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"...It's like a movie. Real death houses aren't like that, but you see, I've never been in a real death house..."
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"Why does this always happen around midnight?..."
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"Hey Grant, they can't do this to you. You're home in bed..."
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"Hank this kid is sick in the head! Are you gonna send a mental incompetent to the chair!?"
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Closing Narration
 

THE MIND AND THE MATTER - 05/12/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Shelly Berman, Jack Grinnage, Jeanne Wood, Chet Stratton

 

WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND UP - 05/26/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Montgomery Pittman
Cast: Morgan Jones, John Archer, Bill Kendis, John Hoyt,
Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips

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Opening Narration
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"...somebody must have jumped in, there are seven here now..."
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"I don't remember seeing you on the bus."
"That's quite funny cause, I don't remember seein' you neither..."
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"Look, something did land in Tracy's pond..."
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"She's just like a science fiction, that's what she is. A regular Ray Bradbury..."
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"I know how you begin. You pair off the couples..."
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"...and this lemon sucker here. He's the most suspicious of the bunch..."
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"You got identification grandpa?"
"Left it down at the pond in my spaceship."
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"You're makin' a big mistake Officer... You're lettin' a monster out..."
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"...The bridge has been checked out and declared passable."
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"That bridge wasn't safe. It collapsed..."
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"Ya know these cigarettes, do you call them. They taste wonderful. We haven't got a thing like this on Mars..."
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"...And I think I really ought to tell you now that your friends are not coming. They've been intercepted..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE OBSOLETE MAN - 06/02/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Eliot Silverstein
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver

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Opening Narration
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"...since the State has proven that there is no God, that would make the function of a minister somewhat academic as well."
"There is a God..."
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"I'm a human being! I exist! And if I speak one thought aloud, that thought lives!"
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"The Board finds you obsolete."
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"Just one final request. I should like to die with an audience."
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"It's not unusual that we televise executions, it has an educative affect on the population."
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"...What an incredible burden I must be, to have to prove that the State isn't afraid of an obsolete librarian like myself."
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"...Hitler...Stalin...but their error was not one of excess, it was simply not going far enough!"
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"Knowing that you're going to be blown to smithereens...isn't the happiest thought in the world, is it?..."
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"I'm going to sit down and read my bible...How will you spend your last moments?..."
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"...well let the whole country see the way an official of the State dies too."
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"Ye, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."
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"Please! Please! Let me out! In the name of God, let me out!"
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"You are obsolete!"
"Obsolete, obsolete, obsolete!"
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Closing Narration


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