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Ocean of Emptiness


On a mission to scout the planet Jupiter, a married couple on their first trip in space find themselves being followed by an unknown thing. When they receive a disturbing report announcing their deaths, they return to Earth and discover just how much the world has changed during their absence.



Air Dates

  • First Run - September 10, 1980
  • Repeat - December 11, 1980





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6 Responses to Episode 1117

"Ocean of Emptiness." Apt title, an absolutely vapid plot, and me without my lifeboat. (SPOILER ALERT) The story revolves around Einstein’s Theory of Relativity as two astronauts travel close to the speed of light and hardly age at all while 5,000 years pass on earth. There. All you need to know. YOU could come up with a better plot over dinner. Save an hour of your life and listen to Arnold Moss shine masterfully as Roderick in The Fall of the House of Usher rather than this dismal story penned by him. You almost feel bad for Teri Keane and Paul Hecht who seem uncomfortable reading such awful dialogue. E.G. Marshall even seems stilted during his rushed narration. I give Ocean ONE STAR. – JUROR 4


A spaceship with a mirror at hand and a clock on the wall? Bwa ha ha!


Gee Wiz!!!! How critical some people are!!! It's just a radio show, not Citizen Kane! I thought it was kind of cool! Similar to what happened in The Planet of the Apes. Mt. Rushmore worn down, people living in bubble-domed cities? The way things are going on this planet now, that scenario might just be rosey. The story makes you think a little, and that's s good thing.

Eric C. Price

Citizen Kane it is not, but it is a cool-creative episode, kind of like "Planet of the Apes"! It's creative and makes you think about a lot of things. Imagine coming home to and seeing Mt. Rushmore worn down by time. Just imagine that! Only the theater of the mind can create such an image! And if you're a kid with a vivid imagination and never took a Physics class, this episode just might make you want to. It's fact woven into a clever story. Four Stars in my opinion. And by all means check out "Fall of the House of Usher". If they couldn't get Vincent Price, Arnold Moss is about as good as you can get!!!

Eric C. Price

Very sappy and fun!


By any objective evaluation, the science in this annoyingly bad. But for CBSRMT... the science is actually remarkably good. But I do wish the woman would stop whining! Why did she even sign up for the mission??? But I guess with wives... even in space in 2095... it's still just nag, nag, nag, nag, nag, nag, nag...

Steve Bergman

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