Twilight Zone First Season

"The time is the day after tomorrow. The place: a far corner of the universe. The cast of characters: three men lost amongst the stars, three men sharing the common urgency of all men lost - they're looking for home. And in a moment they'll find home, not a home that is a place to be seen but a strange unexplainable experience to be felt."

Almost out of fuel, three astronauts set down on an asteroid. The place looks like Earth, except no one moves. They see a number of ordinary events: a marching band, a card game and a homely woman winning a beauty contest. They do find someone that moves - Jeremy Wickwire, a caretaker. He explains that the asteroid is an exclusive cemetery, that lets the departed realize their greatest wish. He asks them what their greatest wish is, while serving them wine. They say to be on their ship, returning home. Too late, they realize Wickwire, an android, has poisoned their drinks. Having ensured the continuing tranquility of Happy Glades, Wickwire places the embalmed figures of the three men back in their spaceship.

"Kirby, Webber and Meyers, three men lost. They shared a common wish, a simple one - they wanted to be aboard their ship, headed for home. And fate, a laughing fate, a practical jokester with a smile that stretched across the stars, saw to it that they got their wish, with just one reservation: the wish came true, but only in the Twilight Zone."

Notes and corrected narrations courtesy of Twilight Zone Cafe Moderator, Matt Vandermast (aka "James B.W. Bevis")


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