The Parallel

With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we’re partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show’s 156 episodes. Are you brave enough to watch them all with us? The Twilight Zone (Episode #113): “The Parallel” (airdate 3/14/63) The Plot: An astronaut orbiting the Earth blacks out only to awaken back on the planet’s surface. He returns home to his wife and child and discovers that something isn’t quite right. Or at least it’s a bit too right. The Goods: Astronaut Robert Gaines (Steve Forrest) is the man of the hour as his scheduled launch into space approaches. His wife and daughter watch on the television while his colleagues at ground control monitor his every move. But shortly after reaching orbit a bright light hits the capsule, and he awakens back on Earth. It seems he disappeared from radar for several hours until the capsule was eventually found intact on dry land a few miles from the launchpad. What exactly happened between his blackout and impossible landing remains a mystery, and he’s released from the hospital with no memory of those missing hours. His arrival home is quickly marred by memory conflicts though when the things he knows, or at least thinks he knows, are all wrong. First he notices a new fence in front of his house that his wife says has been there for years, then he realizes his ranking has somehow changed from a major to a colonel. And when […]

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