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Old 11th March 2011, 01:37 PM
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Default Season 1, Episode 7: The Lonely

Season 1, Episode 7: The Lonely

Airdate: 13/11/59
Writer: Rod Serling
Director: Jack Smight
Starring: Jack Warden, John Dehner

James Corry is marooned alone on an asteroid millions of miles from earth; a cruel imprisonment for a murder he claims was self defence. A sympathetic supply ship captain brings him a gift to help to ease his loneliness.

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Old 11th March 2011, 06:26 PM
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Reading all these makes me yearn to sit and watch them all again!
Perfect for a Sunday viewing!
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I'm currently working my way through season 1 for my podcast, and so far (I'm up to episode 12 I think) I think this may very well be my favourite of the season. Such an epic setting and Jack Warden gives a great intense performance.
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I'm currently working my way through season 1 for my podcast, and so far (I'm up to episode 12 I think) I think this may very well be my favourite of the season. Such an epic setting and Jack Warden gives a great intense performance.
I'll second that. Jack warden is always a joy to watch. I think if I was isolated like that, I would have went mad after a weeks of being alone.
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I'll second that. Jack warden is always a joy to watch. I think if I was isolated like that, I would have went mad after a weeks of being alone.
Absolutely. I think I'd have been a lot more welcoming of the fembot personally!
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Old 16th March 2011, 08:13 PM
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Right time to reboot with this episode.
Mannequins?

Always good for a bit of eerieness!
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Very enjoyable this one,and the sense of solitude is amazing.

I think this one could have been an influence on Crichton's WESTWORLD.
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Rod Sterling really comes up with some nightmarish situations and, being completely alone on an asteroid for months on end, is one of them. I really felt for the main character at the beginning and the end which is why this one works so well.
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Watched this again the other night and, along with The Monsters are Due on Maple Street this is one of my favourites from this season. There's just something about the atmosphere I love, especially the look of the asteroid and the awful sense of loneliness that pervades the episode. It's one of those episodes I watch and enjoy, then try to think of it in the context of being screened in 1959 and it just seems all the more brilliant (if that makes sense!)
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I must be the only person who didnt like this 1 as much the episodes ive seen so far. I thought it dragged a bit and I did like the acting all round I just thought it dragged a bit
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