The Twilight Zone

A Message from Charity

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 11/1/85
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  • Episode Description
  • A 16-year old in 1985 finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl in 1700. Her knowledge of the future gets her accused of being a witch.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Charles Aidman

    Narrator

  • Alan Brennert

  • Paul Lynch

  • William M. Lee

  • Kerry Noonan

    Charity Paine

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Love through time, actually through the centuries.

    By twilightboy, Nov 27, 2006

  • Blew me away

    By PikeBishop, Jan 03, 2006

  • a message from charity

    By thefanof, Aug 28, 2010

  • Two teenagers communicate telepathically across time.

    By mikegarrigan, Dec 27, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Closing Narration) Narrator: He reached out with his mind, searching for some trace of her... but found only silence. Peter Wood, was alone.... A new year with new friends and a new confidence and, in time, he began to doubt whether it had ever really happened. Until, one day... (Charity tells him to go to Bear Rock) Harmon Brook is very different today. Its water's not quite as pure, its banks lined with tract homes and shopping centers, but Bear Rock is still there. And so is a message, a message from a girl long gone, and yet, never really gone in heart and mind. (Peter finds inscription) A last rememberance of friendship and first love. A love that will live, only and always, in the Twilight Zone.

    Notes (3)

    • An obvious change from William M. Lee's original short story to the screenplay is Charity's age. In the story, Charity is only eleven years old, and still has the mind and body of a child.

    • This episode runs about 38 minutes (excluding commercials). It is spilt into two parts when aired in reruns.

    • The episode is based on the short story "A Message from Charity", by William M. Lee. The story was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (November, 1967).

    Trivia (1)

    • Peter Wood is treated by a doctor at home, despite the fact doctors rarely made housecalls in the 1980s.

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