The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 31

The Encounter

Aired Unknown May 01, 1964 on CBS

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  • The episode opens with an alcoholic and recently unemployed veteran of World War II going through old keepsakes in his attic. A young man of Japanese descent, who makes his living as a gardener, soon enters and asks for work. The men start chatting and..


    This controversial episode of The Twilight Zone is very entertaining. Both actors in this episode play their parts well. George Takei overacts a little bit here, but it's a nice change of pace to see him before his career defining role on Star Trek. Historical inaccuracies of this episode (Which is the primary reason why it has not been seen in syndication) are a flaw, but that flaw is a minor one and does not take away from the enjoyment of the episode. It's good that the episode is available on DVD because it should be seen despite its shortcomings.

  • Ironic

    Ironic george Takei was Interenned as a Japanese ethnic citizen during World War Ii