Carter is wrenched from his vision by Ross; as Carter describes what he has just experienced, he realizes that the people he encountered are dead. The model of the hovering spaceship is that of a C-57D Cruiser, a leftover prop from MGM's 1956 film Forbidden Planet. remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Carter is wrenched from his vision by Ross, who says he is suffering a delusion. Paul Ross Ross Martin: Lt. Ted MasonFredrick Beir: Lt. Mike CarterMary Webster: Ruth MasonRoss Elliott: KramerSara Taft: Mrs. NolanTammy Marihugh: Jeannie Mason. Mason and Carter are numb with shock as Ross furiously struggles for a logical explanation. The crashed ship was a realistically painted model/set. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone … Two of the crew are convinced that they are dead, but the captain refuses to see the truth. Picture of a man who will not see anything he does not choose to see - including his own death. Directed by Lamont Johnson. With Jesse White, Carol Burnett, Howard Smith, Frank Behrens. Next Three men who have just reached a place which is as far from home as they will ever be. Guest Stars: Music: Menu. Not to be found in any historical annals. "The Twilight Zone" Cavender Is Coming (TV Episode 1962) - IMDb. Starring: John Considine, Jack Klugman, Howard Morris, Ross Martin, Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten, Nan Martin, Tim O'Connor, George Grizzard, Albert Salmi, Pat Hingle, Rod Serling, Vincent Baggetta, Steve Forrest, John Williams (II), Martin Balsam, Oscar Beregi, James Best, Anne Francis, Burgess Meredith, Julie Newmar, Jack Albertson, … If so, it is a delusion Mason shares. After landing, the men find that the gleaming comes from the wreck of a ship exactly like their own. Death Ship The Space Cruiser E-89, crewed by Captain Paul Ross, Lt. Ted Mason and Lt. Mike Carter, is on a mission to analyze new worlds and discover if they are suitable for colonization. "Jess-Belle" is an episode of the American television science fiction and fantasy anthology series The Twilight Zone. All Titles TV Episodes Celebs Companies Keywords; Advanced Search. The Twilight Zone Companion joked that it was a good thing the sponsor did not realize that people could drink water, or else the episode would have happened on dry land. Ross pulls rank to make them comply. Season 4, Episode 108 (S04E06) Episode guide Ross refuses to accept this. Jess-Belle. It originally aired on November 27, 1959 on CBS.The title of the episode and the Charles Beaumont short story that inspired it is taken from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" speech. After all, now that they know what is going on, what is there left to fear? Mark Zicree, "Death Ship" audio commentary, "The Twilight Zone: "The Four Of Us Are Dying"/"Third From The Sun, Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Death_Ship_(The_Twilight_Zone)&oldid=983602883, Television episodes written by Richard Matheson, The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series season 4) episodes, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Pages using infobox television episode with the based on parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Fred Beir (as Fredrick Beir) as Lt. Mike Carter, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 05:06. Ross urges caution and restraint but is ignored; the trio heads over to the wreck to investigate it. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "I don't see anything," Ross shrugs. ... Captain Ross. Help Center Contributor Zone Polls. Picture of the spaceship E-89, cruising above the thirteenth planet in star system fifty-one, the year 1997. "Death Ship" Writer: Richard Matheson (based on a short story "Death Ship" by Richard Matheson) Director: Don Medford Producer: Herbert Hirschman Director of Photography: Robert W. Pittack Music: stock Cast: Capt. The crew lands again, only to discover the wreck of their craft is still present. Stars Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, Fredrick Beir. Look for this one filed under 'H' for haunting in the Twilight Zone. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. This is notable as the only episode of The Twilight Zone in the Rod Serling incarnation with no closing narration. They soon see that it is indeed the same model of ship as the E-89. Series: Episode Details & Credits. Inside the craft, they discover their own lifeless bodies. Directed by Perry Lafferty. Mason and Carter grudgingly admit that Ross may have been right about the aliens, but are stunned when Ross says they are going to land the craft again to gather foreign samples to bring back to Earth. In a little while, supposedly, the ship will be landed and specimens taken: vegetable, mineral and, if any, animal. Three men who, in a matter of minutes, will be plunged into the darkest nightmare reaches of the Twilight Zone. Ross then insists on landing the craft again to gather foreign samples to bring back to Earth. Jack Klugman With David Opatoshu, Ed Nelson, Natalie Trundy, Jacques Aubuchon. Three men who, in a matter of minutes, will be plunged into the darkest nightmare reaches of the Twilight Zone. A man of such indomitable will that even the two men beneath his command are not allowed to see the truth; which truth is, that they are no longer among the living, that the movements they make and the words they speak have all been made and spoken countless times before - and will be made and spoken countless times again, perhaps even unto eternity. There he encounters people from his past. The two then find Mason has vanished. Ross, struggling for an explanation, decides they have bent time in such a way as to get a glimpse of the future. Watchlist. A young American couple, the Ransomes, who are trying to salvage their troubled marriage, insist on booking passage on an old trans-Atlantic cruise liner. Jack Klugman: Capt. Ross says that if they take the E-89 back up to space, that should break the spell. Three men who in a matter of minutes will be plunged into the darkest nightmare reaches of the Twilight Zone. Small naval engagement, the month of April, 1963. List of memorable quotes from the first series, https://twilightzone.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Ship?oldid=16267. Mason and Carter admit that Ross may have been right about the aliens. There he encounters figures from his past who are dead. These are the things that are supposed to happen. Next, we delve into the realm of American folklore and through the offices of a fine writer named Earl Hamner, Jr., we peruse a little witchcraft and bring you a story called "Jess-Belle". Mike Kellin as Chief Bell; Simon Oakland as Captain Beecham; David Sheiner as Doc; John Considine as McClure; Bill Bixby as OOD; Conlan Carter as Ensign; Forrest Compton as ASW Officer A group of three space explorers face a dilemma, when they explore a crashed ship, that looks very similar to their own. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for The Twilight Zone : Death Ship (1963) - Don Medford on AllMovie - Landing on a distant planet, astronauts Paul Ross… Picture of a latter-day Flying Dutchman...sailing into the Twilight Zone. Three men who have just reached a place which is as far from home as they will ever be. Episode information Confused and fearful, Mason and Carter come to the one and only conclusion left: that they have crashed and are dead. Sign In. In hindsight you may think that it gave away the plot but all that it really did was suggest that the ship was somehow involved with death, dying or the dead but, since this is The Twilight Zone, that may not even have been the case. Jack Klugman - as Capt. Heh heh, heh. The captain then posits a new theory about what is going on: The planet is inhabited by telepathic aliens who are using illusions to keep them from reporting back to Earth, thus averting colonization of their home. [1] The prop was also used in the 1960 Twilight Zone episodes "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" and "Third from the Sun". Sci-fi/horror enthusiasts will therefore enjoy this episode, which benefits from topnotch acting, eerie subject matter, and claustrophobic tension among the E-89 crew members. Ross Martin. "The Twilight Zone" Death Ship (TV Episode 1963) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "Death Ship" Three astronauts discover the wreckage of a ship identical to their own on an unexplored planet. While orbiting a planet, Mason sees a metallic glint in the landscape. Adapted by Richard Matheson from his own short story, "Death Ship" made its Twilight Zone premiere on February 7, 1963. Ross, though, now has a new theory of what is going on: He believes the planet is inhabited by telepathic aliens who are using the humans' fear of death to keep them away from their world. February 7, 1963 "Death Ship" is an episode of the The Twilight Zone. 1963-02-07 - Tos S04 E06 - Death Ship Item Preview podcast_sunsetcast-the-twilight-zone_1963-02-07-tos-s04-e06-dea_1000429932444_itemimage.png . Picture of the crew of the spaceship E-89: Captain Ross, Lieutenant Mason, Lieutenant Carter. Directed by (53) Writing credits (45) Cast (1,148) Produced by (9) Music by (19) Richard Matheson Stock But other passengers try to persuade them to disembark immediately. The Twilight Zone Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. From Mason's pocket, Ross pulls a newspaper clipping about the death of Mason's wife and child. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. A three-man spacecraft lands on a planet only to discover the wreckage of a spacecraft identical to their own. Ross says that if they take the E-89 back up to space, that should break the spell. Picture of the crew of the spaceship E-89: Captain Ross, Lieutenant Mason, Lieutenant Carter. He conjectures that this might be a sign of alien life, but the pragmatic Captain Ross disagrees. Soon, Carter seemingly finds himself transported back to a pleasant country lane on Earth. Picture of a latter-day Flying Dutchman, sailing into the Twilight Zone. In a little while, supposedly, the ship will be landed and specimens taken: vegetable, mineral and, if any, animal. After landing, the men are astounded to see that the gleaming comes from the wreck of a ship exactly like their own. A man of such indomitable will that even the two men beneath his command are not allowed to see the truth; which truth is, that they are no longer among the living, that the movements they make and the words they speak have all been made and spoken countless times before, and will be made and spoken countless times again, perhaps even unto eternity. While looking out the viewport, Carter is transported back to a country lane on Earth. He has just had an emotional reunion with his dead wife and child. When they land again, the wreck of their craft is still present. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) Series Cast & Crew. Picture of the spaceship E-89, cruising above the thirteenth planet of star system fifty-one, the year 1997. He finally decides that they have bent time in such a way as to get a glimpse of the future. On July 23, 1982, a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter crashed at Indian Dunes in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, during the making of Twilight Zone: The Movie. He runs to the house that he and his wife shared, and finds it empty except for a telegram notifying her that he has died in the line of duty. Captain Paul Ross Their afterlife visits were real, and it is their current situation which is the illusion. Lieutenant Mason. Making their way into the interior of the craft, they discover their own lifeless bodies in the wreckage. Lead Character: ht2 also said: I don't know if this counts as unintentional humor or one for the Spittle thread or what, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who has noticed the bugs in orbit with the space ship in "Death Ship"! For Industry Professionals. When Ross pulls him back, Mason is enraged and wants to be allowed back, maintaining that his encounter with his family was real. Three men who have just reached a place which is as far from home as they will ever be. Overall Quality: 9/10 All they have to do to avoid their grisly fate is stay on the ground and keep from going back up into space, therefore avoiding the accident. He runs to the house that he and his wife shared, and finds it empty except for a telegram notifying Mary Carter that her husband has died in the line of duty. Mason is skeptical and Carter seems disoriented, but they agree with Ross' assessment. This exercise in terror and talismans stars Anne Francis and James Best. Ross refuses to accept the truth, his stubborn will holding sway over the troubled crew. It was written by Richard Matheson, based on his 1962 short story of the same name.The episode deals with a young girl (in the Matheson story it was a boy) raised to communicate only through telepathy, and her struggles after the sudden death of her parents forces her to enter mainstream society. Nevertheless, the Cruiser prepares to land next to the mysterious object. Mason and Carter fiercely object to this plan, especially once they find that atmospheric interference prevents their contacting anyone for help, and that the frigid nighttime temperatures of the planet will force them to rapidly exhaust the ship's energy reserves on heat. He excitedly conjectures that this might be a sign of alien life, but the pragmatic Captain Ross disagrees. Picture of a man who will not see anything he does not choose to see, including his own death. Suddenly, the episode cuts back to Mason's discovery of the glinting object on the planet. The successive disproving of Ross's theories, combined with an intuitive knowledge of their condition, brings Mason and Carter to the realization that they already crashed and are dead. A page for describing Recap: Twilight Zone S 4 E 108 Death Ship. The Twilight Zone (original series) Story: With Gladys Cooper, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Philips. Picture of the crew of the spaceship E-89: Captain Ross, Lieutenant Mason, Lieutenant Carter. "Death Ship" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone, based on a 1953 short story with the same title by Richard Matheson. Paul Ross Ross Martin - as Lt. Ted Mason Fred Beir (as Fredrick Beir) - as Lt. Mike Carter Mary Webster - as Ruth Mason Ross Elliott - as Kramer Sara Taft - as Mrs. Nolan Tammy Marihugh - as Jeannie Mason Airdate: He is having an emotional reunion with his wife and child. "Passage on the Lady Anne" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Death Ship: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (Audible Audio Edition): Richard Matheson, Stacy Keach, John Schneider, Falcon Picture Group: Amazon.ca: Audible Canada “Death Ship” is a spooky, ominous entry of The Twilight Zone. CBS | Air Date: February 7, 1963. These will be brought back to overpopulated Earth, where technicians will evaluate them and, if everything is satisfactory, stamp their findings with the word 'inhabitable' and open up yet another planet for colonization. He says to avoid their fate they must refrain from taking off again. Director: See also. A trio of astronauts - Ross (Jack Klugman), Mason (Ross Martin) and Carter (Frederick Beir … * Next on Twilight Zone Messrs. Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, and Fred Beir take an extended trip through space … Richard Matheson Teleplay: Ross insists it was a delusion. In compliance with Ross's order, the men are returned to the moment where Mason first spotted the E-89's wreckage, doomed to relive the past several hours of investigation over and over. The story was inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman. These will be brought back to overpopulated Earth, where technicians will evaluate them and, if everything is satisfactory, stamp their findings with the word 'inhabitable' and open up yet another planet for colonization. Original air date: February 7, 1963. The men take E-89 back in orbit without a hitch. These are the things that are supposed to happen. In this episode, a couple whose marriage is struggling travel aboard an aging ocean liner, unaware that the ship is on a final voyage into the afterlife. In this episode, a spaceship crew discovers a wrecked replica of their ship with their own dead bodies inside. In this episode, a young woman spurned by the man she loves becomes a witch in order to make him love her. Nevertheless, the Cruiser prepares to land next to the mysterious object. White Bear" – a Black Mirror episode with a similar plot and surprise ending; References. [2][3], A crew member shirt, also used in the episode "On Thursday We Leave for Home", was offered at auction in late September 2015 by Profiles in History with an estimated value of $1,000 to $1,500, with a winning bid of $1,600 by Mathew G. Perrone, a private collector.[4][5]. The Space Cruiser E-89, crewed by Captain Paul Ross, Lt. Ted Mason and Lt. Mike Carter, is on a mission to analyze new worlds and discover if they are suitable for colonization by Earth. All. Death Ship Join Tom Elliot as he takes a tour of The Flying Dutchman and the spaceship E-89 and hopes that he doesn’t get stuck in a never ending episode of The Twilight Zone Podcast , looking at Richard Matheson’s Death Ship … Fred Beir. Inept guardian angel Harmon Cavender is given a chance to earn his wings by helping an unconventional big city woman, the young, awkward Agnes Grep. I'm not sure if it looks like a body cast, but the butt crack is funny. When Ross pulls him back to reality, Mason strikes his Captain in rage. Ross exclaims that they will go over it again and again until he figures it out. The crash killed three people on the ground (actor Vic Morrow and child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen) and injured the six helicopter passengers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Ship_(The_Twilight_Zone) Their mission has thus far been routine, but while investigating an uninhabited world, Mason sees a metallic glint in the landscape. Don Medford Thanks, Crown! He rejects his crew's pleas to be allowed to embrace their deaths and be reunited with their loved ones, and says that they will "go over it again and again" until he figures out an alternative explanation. Mute List of musical cues This is the preferred thread for any and all of your posts on this episode. "Perchance to Dream" is episode nine of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. "Mute" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. "Perchance to Dream" A reporter stumbles into a peaceful town where miracles seem to occur due to technology and the townsfolk won't let him leave. The men take E-89 back in orbit. Jack Klugman. Previous Mason and Carter go numb with shock. Now, this one is for science fiction aficionados, ghost story buffs, and any and all who file away clues with an eye toward out-guessing the writer. The incident led to years of civil and criminal action and was responsible for the … Cast. 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