The Twilight Zone - Season 4, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Death Ship


Episode Info

Landing on a distant planet, astronauts Paul Ross (Jack Klugman), Ted Mason (Ross Martin) and Mike Carter (Frederick Beir) believe that they're the first earthlings to arrive on this unchartered world. At least, they assume that this is true until they come upon the wreckage of an American spaceship. Investigating, they find the bodies of three space travellers. This is disconcerting enough, but what really makes the astronauts' hair stand on end is the fact that the three dead men look exactly like Ross, Mason and Carter. Adapted by Richard Matheson from his own short story, "Death Ship" made its Twilight Zone premiere on February 7, 1963.


Jack Klugman
as Capt. Paul Ross
Ross Martin
as Lt. Ted Mason
Fredrick Beir
as Lt. Mike Carter
Sara Taft
as Mrs. Nolan
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