What do a classic first-season episode of The Twilight Zone from 60 years ago and the launch last Friday of Apple TV+ have in common? Quite a bit, it seems, so keep reading. The episode, titled “And When the Sky Was Opened,” is the story of three astronauts who return to Earth after their first mission in space. As their ship rests roped-off in the middle of a hangar, two of them (played by Charles Aidman and Rod Taylor) return home to their families, while the third (Jim Hutton) is treated for a broken leg. One by one they vanish with no explanation and no evidence of their existence left with anyone who knew them. At the end of the episode, all three astronauts and their spacecraft are gone, leaving an empty area of that hangar behind.
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