|Where Is Everybody?|
|Episode No.|| Season 1|
|Directed by||Robert Stevens|
|Written by||Rob Serling|
|Featured music||Bernard Herrmann|
|Cinematography by||Joseph La Shelle|
|Original air date||October 2, 1959|
|Cast|| Earl Holliman - Mike Ferris|
James Gregory - General
Garry Walberg - Colonel
Jay Overholts - Man
|Next||"One for the Angels"|
A man finds himself alone walking towards a diner. Inside he finds a jukebox playing loudly, and coffee hot on the stove, but no one else. He inquires for some breakfast, but no chef or waitress is to be found. He is dressed in an Air Force flight suit, but he does not remember who he is or how he got there.
He finally collapses next to a street crossing and presses a button labeled WALK. It is revealed that the walk button is a panic button. The man is really a training astronaut named Mike Ferris, confined to an isolation room located within an aircraft hangar for 484 hours and 36 minutes, testing to see if he can stay sane cooped up in a small spacecraft for the duration of a trip to the Moon. The town was a complete hallucination, an escape valve for his sensory-deprived mind.
As Ferris is carried out of the hangar on a stretcher, he sees the Moon above him, and says wistfully, "Hey! Don't go away up there! Next time, it won't be just a dream or a nightmare. Next time, it'll be for real. So don't go away. We'll be up there in a little while..."