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"The Twilight Zone: The Shelter" (CBS, 9/29/61);
"The New People" (pilot) (ABC, 9/22/69);
"Night Gallery: Class of '99" (NBC, 9/22/71)

"The New People" (1969)
September 8, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Jim Benson, co-author, "Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour."

"The Twilight Zone: The Shelter" (CBS, 9/29/61)

Directed by Lamont Johnson

Best neighbors become worst nightmares when an imminent nuclear attack sends one family scurrying to their fallout shelter—as their friends howl for mercy, then for blood, outside the implacably sealed door.

Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cast: Larry Gates, Joseph Bernard, Jack Albertson.

16mm, b/w, 25 min.

"The New People" (pilot) (ABC, 9/22/69)

Directed by George McCowan

In this precursor to "Lost," a group of American exchange students is marooned on a Pacific island. Pocked with abandoned buildings for a canceled atomic test, the unsettling locale becomes home for the young survivors, who are forced to confront their prejudices as they form a new society.

Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cast: Tiffany Bolling, Nancy DeCarl, Richard Kiley.

16mm, color, 51 min.

Watch the promo spot, below:

"Night Gallery: Class of '99" (NBC, 9/22/71)

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

In a future society, a domineering professor (Price) serves as proctor over a diverse group of college students for a final exam where bigotry is encouraged and evaluated—with an unexpected twist.

Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cast: Vincent Price, Brandon de Wilde, Randolph Mantooth.

Beta SP, color, 25 min.

Preceded by:

Trailer for Planet of the Apes (1968)

Beta SP, color, approx. 3 min.