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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Colony
Plot:
Michael and Mary just want to spend some quiet time away with nature. After spotting a UFO, they stop in the sleepy town of Colony, New Hampshire to report it but find themselves in deep trouble with the law.
Episode:
0549
Air Dates:
First Run - November 9, 1976
Repeat - February 20, 1977
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7 Responses to Episode 0549


A couple on a cross-country vacation are shocked when they witness a UFO outside the small town of Colony. When they report the incident to the local authorities, they discover that the town's inhabitants are harboring a terrible secret. Yet another of the CBSRMT "strange small town" stories, and this one is quite good in the way it maintains the mystery. Genre: Sci-Fi

A couple on vacation driving through New Hampshire are waylaid in a small town after an encounter with a UFO on the road. The sheriff claims they must have been drunk and locks them up, but he and the mayor are obviously hiding something...

Very good mystery. This is the second RMT show I've heard in a day in which a main character fails to heed the sage advice to run. In this case, it works out, though.

This episode was very good. It has the creative visual effects that I enjoy in my mind. The mystery centered around the role the out of space entities play in this town sparks curiosity. Definitely a good end to a very strange town.

This is one of my favorite all time episodes. When I was a little kid, this was one of the first episodes I recorded on a cassette recorder placed in front of the radio. I loved listening to it over and over again until the tape snapped and I threw it away. I regreted throwing it away because I later learned how to fix cassettes. Almost 30 years passed before I found this website and all the episodes I could ever want at the touch of a finger. Hearing it again, and being able to record it again was almost a dream come true! Listening to this episode just makes you want a cup of clam chowder!!!!

Eric Price - As a kid in the 80s I used to tape record CBS RMT too using a recorder placed by my GE flip clock radio. On some of the tapes you can hear my brother and I laughing during the commercials. Good times. I'm looking forward to listening to 'The Colony'

I enjoyed "The Colony" very much. The story's basis on UFOs and aliens is reminiscent of themes of an older radio show series that I also enjoy called "X minus One". The protagonists pair two giants of acting in Tony Roberts and Morgan Fairchild as a husband-wife duo who dutifully report a strange incident in the sky to local authorities as they drive through a small town. As they lament later with the sympathetic and well-acted elderly villager played by Frances Sternhagen, the two should have minded their own business and left well enough alone (as a husband traveling by car with my wife Morgan Fairchild, as opposed to Tony Roberts, there is not much that would have distracted me from getting on with the 'business' of my vacation). Writer Fielden Farington builds a considerable amount of suspense as the helpless couple progress towards their seeming demise, prisoners up against crooked authorities in a strange town. The last act is a good one and had me cheering aloud until the very conclusion. E.G. Marshall tries to instill some enduring dread in the epilogue, and though a fun story, it IS far-fetched (even for a CBSRMT episode). As a youngster, this episode would have left quite an impression on me and I probably would have had some problems falling asleep! I give The Colony 4 out of 5 stars. - Juror #4

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