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Season 1 Episode 30

Night of the Auk

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 02, 1960 on
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Night of the Auk
Arrogant millionaire industrialist Rohnen has financed the first manned lunar expedition and has come along for the ride. Having reached the moon and now heading back to Earth. The mission was not a complete success: one member of the six-man expedition died on the moon, and his shipmates left him there. Now, on the way home, the five remaining spacemen make a terrible discovery: the ship has only enough oxygen left for TWO crewmen to reach Earth alive. Three of the men must stop breathing very soon, or else all five will run out of air long before the ship reaches Earth. Unless three men are willing to do the gentlemanly thing and commit suicide for the sake of their shipmates, someone will have to commit multiple murder to ensure his own survival. However, while the ship was on the moon, a nuclear war has broken out on Earth. Now, while the crewmen are arguing over which three of them should sacrifice themselves to save the other two, they also hear transmissions from their Earth base, describing events back home. An all-out nuclear holocaust has already begun, and the entire human race has been doomed by the radioactive fallout.moreless

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