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Title:
Strange Passenger
Plot:
In a desperate attempt to secure work, a lawyer knowingly goes off with aliens for training as a potential ruler of Earth. His widow strangely receives monthly checks from her supposedly deceased husband.
Episode:
0469
Air Dates:
First Run - April 15, 1976
Repeat - August 29, 1976
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An out-of-work lawyer volunteer to be trained by aliens to rule Earth. His "widow", meanwhile, receives a monthly check from her missin husband.

(originally aired April 15, 1976) - An attorney, talented but down in his career, is recruited by aliens from a hostile planet. He agrees to go with them to their planet, is brainwashed of his previous identity and is programmed to go and do certain tasks back on earth in advance of a takeover by the alien race. He's assigned to Fargo, N.D., but upon being transported back to earth the first place he ventures to on the way is a church in a remote North Dakota town. The minister there, a kindly fellow, believes the man needs help and starts telling him about God's word. The "recruited" man scoffs at him saying the minister's beliefs are fiction, but the minister never wavers from his belief that God's word is absolute truth. The minister attempts to aid law enforcement officials later who believe the "recruited" man (who disappeared earlier and was presumed dead) was indeed abducted by aliens.

A middle aged lawyer appears to have risen and fallen in his career and, having no particular career direction open to him is approached by strange individuals claiming to be aliens. He accepts their offer of financial security for his family, and a role of critical importance to the future of the world in exchange for his unyielding devotion to their cause. To do this he must appear to have died and will subsequently reappear as a completely different individual whose rise up the political ladder brings the alien plot closer to fruition.

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