Three astronauts touch down on an asteroid, where they discover a world of people that appear to be frozen in time. Confused, they theorize as to why everyone is motionless, until a man springs to life and explains.
In a far corner of the universe, a spaceship with three astronauts lands on a planet with gravity and air conditions virtually identical to that on Earth. Their surroundings appear as Earth did 200 years ago but the planet has two suns so they're fairly certain they didn't somehow end up back home. People however seem to be frozen in time. They eventually stumble upon Jeremy Wickwire, who is the caretaker for the locale. His explanation of what he is and where they are defies belief but in the end, he does grant them their wish.Written by
The title "Elegy" refers to a song or poem expressing sorrow for one who has died. See more »
Almost all of the "frozen" people can be spotted moving in their scenes. This is most notable in the campaign speech scene where several of the actors can be seen blinking their eyes. The pageant contestants also are slowly swaying back and forth. See more »
Rod Serling - Narrator:
Kirby, Webber, and Meyers, three men lost. They shared a common wish, a simple one, really - they wanted to be aboard their ship, headed for home. And Fate, a laughing Fate, a practical jokester with a smile that stretched across the stars, saw to it that they got their wish, with just one reservation: the wish came true, but only in the Twilight Zone.
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Rod Serling liked astronauts and asteroids. This is another one of those "Where am I?" episodes. In this one a group of men find themselves in an odd town, where there are plenty of people, but they are frozen in time. They don't respond. As the astronauts move through space, they find more and more "normal" looking folks not moving. Once again it's about confusion and despair. Eventually they meet what seems like a living man who treats them kindly and asks them questions like how they would like to be remembered. We can't help but think of the first episode "Where Is Everybody?" The strange man is more and less than he seems and we know that we are in for a strange conclusion. I have to say that there is a sameness in some of these first season episodes that show a little lack of imagination. Still, it's a really interesting premise.
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