I don’t think we’re alone in the universe. There may be civilizations out in interstellar space, even intergalactic space, that simply haven’t ventured beyond the confines of their atmosphere or discovered the principles of aerodynamics that enable a plane or a rocket to fly yet. Maybe they’re just now entering their equivalent of our Industrial Age & learning how to harness the power of running water or steam to generate energy. Just because a civilization may be located on another world DOES NOT mean that they have interstellar flight, computers, robots, space probes or even satellites whose energy signatures would show up on a radio – telescope.
BUT it IS getting close.
In any of its 2 – 3 ( ? ) Incarnations, The Twilight Zone has been MORE than a science – fiction, fantasy, adventure series.
In fact, back in its Golden Age, it really broke ground on topics such as human rights, race – relations, politics, belief, the workings of the human mind, & related areas.
They had 2 Christmas episodes that became part of the 1980’s reboot, one being in the classic version. BOTH unforgettable, & both quite capable of eliciting a lump in the throat – ” Night of The Meek ” & an episode based on an Arthur C. Clarke short story, ” The Star “.
My friends, I reach into my Serling – esque bag to give you the 1980’s Twilight Zone Version of Arthur C. Clarke’s ” The Star “, as an early Christmas / Yule / holiday – time present ( Provided the link works. IT BETTER. 🙂 2115 hours – Maybe you could look it up on Youtube. It is a GOOD episode )