Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Distant Early Warning didn't have the courtesy to credit Ray Bradbury for "original story by", but sharp-eyed viewers had no trouble discerning the inspiration for the plotline. The scene is a remote Arctic radar station. The garrison officers and enlistees are suddenly visited by people who claim to be their own loved ones, returned from the dead. These supposedly benign spectres are actually outer-space aliens who plan to take over the world. Thus, Distant Early Warning is little more than Bradbury's "Mars is Heaven" on ice. This videotaped fantasy was originally telecast on the late-night ABC anthology Wide World Mystery.
alien [not human]