The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 25

People Are Alike All Over

Aired Unknown Mar 25, 1960 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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).

  • Allusions