Another viewpoint of the alien-comes-to-Earth theme which is prominent throughout The Twilight Zone, but always with a different slant on the outcome. On this occasion it is again the turn of humans to act as the aggressively frightened, and in the process depriving themselves of the gift that is the title of the episode.
It is episodes like this that show how wonderful some science fiction writing can be. It shines a light on the intolerance of many here on earth, but by using outer space aliens as the target instead of “illegal” aliens on our own planet the story can be told without offending those who would commit such acts.
The characters here, especially that of the Doctor and the alien Williams, is excellent, though one could suggest that in a real scenario that hopefully the doctor would take a more forceful role in trying to prevent the ending as portrayed here.
As many science fiction shows do, this is another example of using a factual line of writing in our own world, but highlighting it by setting it in a science fiction fictional world.
Rating: When humanity is a poor excuse of a word. 3.5/5