I Shot an Arrow into the Air

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • (Closing Narration) Narrator: Practical joke perpetrated by Mother Nature and a combination of improbable events. Practical joke wearing the trappings of nightmare, of terror, of desperation. Small human drama played out in…the Twilight Zone.

  • (Opening Narration) Narrator: Her name is the Arrow One. She represents four and a half years of planning, preparation and training, and a thousand years of science and mathematics and the projected dreams and hopes of not only a nation but a world. She is the first manned aircraft into space. And this is the countdown, the last five seconds before man shot an arrow into the air.

Notes (2)

  • Much of this episode was filmed in Death Valley National Park.

  • Included on volume 18 of Image-Entertainment's DVD collection.

Allusions (1)

  • The episode title is a reference to the poem "The Arrow and the Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.