Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S1 E7: The Lonely
I actually read this in a published Twilight Zone story anthology before I ever saw the episode, which actually made it a hell of a lot easier to follow when I finally saw it. The idea of people being isolated on desolate rocks in space for their crimes because the earth is overpopulated seems a little far fetched - I mean, what crime did Corry commit to deserve this bad a fate? - but it is played out well.
Jack Warden plays the role well, and the role playing between himself and the captain Allenby, and then himself and Alicia is done well. It also shows how Corry's thoughts change about Alicia from when he first meets her, until the point where a decision has to be made about leaving her.
While this isn't really a Twilight Zone episode in the true sense of the series - it could also perform itself well as any science fiction story as ther is no huge twist - it is watchable and enjoyable nonetheless. 4/5