“The Time Element”
Season 0, Episode 0
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Allen Reisner
Starring William Bendix, Martin Balsam and Darryl Hickman
Original Airdate: November 24, 1958
Aired as a part of the Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse on CBS
A man is sent back in time to December 6, 1941 and tries to warn people about the upcoming Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
This episode acted as the unofficial backdoor pilot for what ultimately became The Twilight Zone. It is considered to be the first produced Twilight Zone story for television, essentially paving the way for CBS to greenlight an official pilot to be produced.
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