The Twilight Zone/On Thursday We Leave for Home

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On Thursday We Leave for Home
Season 4, Episode 16
Airdate May 2, 1963
Production Number 4868
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Produced by Bert Granet
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On Thursday We Leave for Home is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of The Twilight Zone, and the one hundred eighteenth episode overall.

Starring: James Whitmore (Captain Benteen), Tim O'Connor (Colonel Sloane), James Broderick (Al)

with Paul Langton (George), Jo Helton (Julie), Mercedes Shirley (Joan), Russ Bender (Hank), Daniel Kulick (Jo-Jo), Madge Kennedy (Colonist), John Ward (Colonist), Shirley O'Hara (Colonist), Anthony Benson (Colonist)

and Lew Gallo (Lt. Engle)

Uncredited: Rod Serling (Host)


Plot Overview

Space colonists from Pilgrim I, Earth's first spaceship to colonize the outer regions, have spent 30 years in their new home. It's a lonely barren place and they are waiting for a ship from to arrive to transport them home. Some of the colonists are at their wits end and another one, the 9th in six months, commits suicide. They are led by William Benteen, who they call Captain, a tough no-nonsense type who does his best to keep the together. They rejoice when the ship arrives and are given three days to prepare for their departure. As the day approaches however, ...



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