The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 25

People Are Alike All Over

10
Aired Unknown Mar 25, 1960 on CBS
8.7
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When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...

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  • This One Sucks

    2.0
    Great concept, great ending. But the execution of the plotline is clumsy, implausible, ridiculous. Of course it's a fantasy, but the part that's implausible and pathetic is not the idea that aliens have landed on earth, it is the way the people interact with each other. I found especially ludicrous and pathetic the geeky nerd boy who scares the adults by quoting from his space-fantasy comic books.
  • !!!! YEEEEEEAAHHHHH

    7.5
    ALLL EPISODES of the twilight zone are usually wicked awesome! i love these shows
  • grim fairy tale

    7.5
    Featuring the lovely Susan Oliver. But once again I think Serling's tendency toward allegory makes the proceedings a bit ham-handed. Clearly this episode was, if anything, even more timely and topical when it first aired, but such things still translate into some rather silly scifi. Of course, he could hardly have gotten any more blatant with his message, and yet no doubt most of the sponsors still probably had no idea what he was talking about! lolmoreless
  • Great episode!

    10
    This episode is exactly why I love The Twilight Zone so much. "People Are Alike All Over" has always been one of my favroite episodes of The Twilight Zone. Like most episodes of the series, the ending caught me by surprise. I just never expected it. I thought it was a really cool way to end . Another thing that I like so much is that it kind of states that we humans are animals too. Even though we're educated, we're still animals. And we tend to forget that. I just think that that is cool. I have just always loved something about this episode that I just can't put my finger on. This will always be one of my favorites.moreless
  • after leaving earth, 2 men crash theyre space ship. when one dies, the other becomes very frightened about life on mars. once the door is opened, he notices that everyone on mars is very similar to humans..and in fact humans are alike all over. i wouldntmoreless

    9.1
    very powerful ending. i loved watd id say was the moral of the story. the man was so scared, so petrified of "aliens". the way he viewed them were differnt scary creatures who cant be trusted...he was skeptical. when he meets him everything seems to be going swell. they seem to treat him very nicely and hes very gratefull. the ending, the best part, he realizes he is trapped in a cage, and everyone is watching him like hes some sort of animal..some sort of creature that they throw peanuts at. it turns out he was the alien, and he was the one who was looked at as a monster. the best part of the episode was the ending. "you were right, humans are alike all over". humans are harsh and cruel to those who surround them, and all are guilty of being untrustworthymoreless
Paul Comi

Paul Comi

Warren Marcusson

Guest Star

Byron Morrow

Byron Morrow

First Martian

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Vic Perrin

Vic Perrin

Second Martian

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Marcusson: It's an odd way to spend the last night, isn't it?
      Sam: Odd?
      Marcusson: Well, last night on Earth you don't spend looking at your transportation. Last night on Earth, you spend enjoying Earth. You walk its streets, go in its bars, dance with its women. That's gonna be our world for a long time, Sam, and yet we stand out here watching her just three hours before we take off.

    • (realizing he's in a Martian zoo)
      Sam: Marcusson! Marcusson, you were right! You were right. People are alike. People are alike everywhere.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: Species of animal brought back alive. Interesting similarity in physical characteristics to human beings in head, trunk, arms, legs, hands, feet. Very tiny undeveloped brain; comes from primitive planet named Earth. Calls himself Samuel Conrad, and he will remain here in his cage with the running water and the electricity and the central heat, as long as he lives. Samuel Conrad has found the Twilight Zone.

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: You are looking at a species of flimsy little two-legged animal with extremely small heads whose name is Man. Warren Marcusson, age thirty-five. Samuel A. Conrad, age thirty-one... They're taking a highway into space--Man unshackling himself and sending his tiny, groping fingers up into the unknown. Their destination is Mars, and in just a moment we'll land there with them.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Included on volume 24 of Image-Entertainment's DVD collection.

    • This episode is based on the short story "Brothers Beyond the Void" by Paul Fairman. The story was first published in Fantastic Adventures (March, 1952), and was also included in August Derleth's anthology Worlds of Tomorrow (Berkley, 1953).

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