The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 7

The Lonely

Aired Unknown Nov 13, 1959 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (7)

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  • A criminal serves his sentance alone on an asteroid.

    Nothing particulary stand out in the episode, the acting was solid, but with such a methodical pacing and predictable plot you would think the enjoyment factor of the overall package would suffer. On the contrary the inevitabilty of it all for me only made it pull at the heart string all the more. You see the chracters grow over time, your happy when they work towards happyness, and sad when evrything falls apart again. There's nothing in the way of suprises, but it's just enjoyable.

    The hints at the main characters past and the soceity he lived in are intriging. The supporting cast are eqaully as intresting as the main; the robot wife who is potrayed as a beaten and abused, mis-understood individual who only wishes to serve her purpose. And the likable ship captain, who is compassionate but driven to uphold the duites of his work.

    All in all, as I've said before, in this review and others, nothing groundbreaking but it's enjoyable. And that's all you can ask for really.