Another of Serling’s twist episodes, where rather than this being a journey into the Twilight Zone it is a story told with the reveal at the end that puts a brand new idea on an old story.
The first half of the episode deals with the stranded space traveller, crashed on an outer planet and his craft smashed beyond repair. Back home, war is about to break out, with the likelihood of complete annihilation very high. As a result, Adam Cook is instructed to explore his new world and make the most of it that he can. Believing he is alone, he is stunned to find another person there, who appears to come from another planet as they look similar but have different languages.
The outcome is the pleasing twist. Adam Cook meets Norda Eve. She gives the planet they have been stranded on the name of Earth. And they go off hand in hand to search for fruits called apples and a garden perhaps called Eden. Nicely played Rod Serling.
Rating: In a gadda da vida baby. 3.5/5