episode #093 - The Little People

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episode #093 - The Little People

Post  BoG on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:03 pm

Air Date: 3/30/62  Arrow  written by Rod Serling  Arrow  Directed by William Claxton
 
One of the episodes revolving around future space travel: two astronauts (Claude Akins and Joe Maross) have to land on an asteroid to affect repairs on their rocketship.  They are probably the future version of a couple of truck drivers, stuck with a flat tire or a radiator in need of coolant. One man (Akins) is level-headed and concerned only with making repairs; the other (Maross) is a complainer, even dissatisfied with the landing area, the bottom of some canyon. The complainer ends up finding a tiny race of people no bigger than ants; they live in a tiny Earth-like city on the canyon floor. The complainer doesn't need to complain much anymore - he's found a whole race of people he can lord over. Very soon, he has set himself up as a god, forcing the little people to cater to his every whim, such as building a statue of himself. The other astronaut, meanwhile, has managed to complete repairs and is ready to leave; but, will the new god want to leave..?