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The Twilight Zone Episode: "On Thursday We Leave for Home"

Season 4, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: James Whitmore stars as the leader of space pioneers about to return to Earth, having failed to establish a Utopia on a distant planet. But he doesn't want to relinquish his power. Al: James Broderick. Sloane: Tim O'Conner. Hank: Russ Bender. George: Paul Langton. Julie: Jo Helton. Jo Jo: Daniel Kulick.
Original Air Date: May 2, 1963
Guest Cast Tim O'Conner: Col. Sloane James Whitmore: William Benteen James Broderick: Al Shirley O'Hara: Colonist Daniel Kulick: Jo Jo Paul Langton: George Lew Gallo: Lt. Engle Mercedes Shirley: Joan Madge Kennedy: Colonist John Ward: Colonist Russ Bender: Hank Jo Helton: Julie Anthony Benson: Colonist
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Season 4, Episode 16
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Length: 50:55
Aired: 5/2/1963
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Premiered: October 02, 1959, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.

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