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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 Mercedes Shirley: Joan Paul Langton: George Anthony Benson: Colonist Lew Gallo: Lt. Engle James Broderick: Al Shirley O'Hara: Colonist James Whitmore: William Benteen Russ Bender: Hank John Ward: Colonist Tim O'Conner: Col. Sloane Daniel Kulick: Jo Jo Jo Helton: Julie Madge Kennedy: 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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