Over the course of the 5 season run of The Twilight Zone many episodes touched on religious themes. We’ve already looked at episodes like, “The Hunt,” “The Obsolete Man,” and “The Howling Man,” for example. This month we take a look at two episodes which, for better or for worse, are very on the nose with their religious themes. First up is “The Gift” from season three. Drawing parallels to Jesus and his crucifixion, an alien visits a small Mexican town with a gift that will change the world, but their fear leads them to killing him. Next up is “Probe 7, Over and Out” from season five, which tells its own version of the beginning of Earth, Adam, Eve, and a tree with fruit.
In our Whipple’s segment, Robert shares this list of books about alien contact and messages from outer space.
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