Science Fiction Theatre

(ended 1957)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 39

    The Sound That Kills

    Aired 4/6/57

  • S 2 : Ep 38

    The Strange Lodger

    Aired 2/9/57

  • S 2 : Ep 37

    Bolt of Lightning

    Aired 2/2/57

  • S 2 : Ep 36

    The Magic Suitcase

    Aired 1/26/57

  • S 2 : Ep 35

    Gravity Zero

    Aired 1/19/57

  • Cast & Crew
  • Truman Bradley

    Host

  • Patsy Parsons

    [as Patricia Parsons]

  • Vincent Price

    Gary Williams

  • William Schallert

    Thomas

  • Whit Bissell

    Harry Grayson

  • show Description
  • Scientific speculation from the 1950s told in a science fiction format. That was the basis for this anthology of futuristic stories, hosted and narrated by Truman Bradley. The series speculated on such things as visitors from other planets, UFO incidents, space fight, espionage technology, and miracle drugs that could cure all ills. Stories of crackpots, who turn out to be visionaries, and eyewitnesses to the fantastic, fighting to be believed. The show also utilized experts as consultants to help keep the show within the known realm of the scientific possibilities speculated at the time.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Truman Bradley: [closing] What do you think? Do you think there will be a next time? Or should I say, do you think there will be a first time? After all, the story you have just seen is fiction; it did not happen. But can it happen? Will it happen? Do you want it to happen?

    • Truman Bradley: (introduction) And now comes the question: Is the electrical activity of our brains confined within our own nervous systems, within our own bodies?...Is it possible that one day we shall master this secret of broadcasting directly from one mind to another? This is the theme of our story, a tale of fiction from the borderlands of science. Fiction today but how about tomorrow?

    Notes (5)

    • The first 39 episodes were filmed in color, although most local stations originally aired black and white prints (not every TV station was able to transmit color programs at the time).

    • Filmed in Color

    • This episode was filmed in color.

    • This episode's story was the basis for the motion picture TARANTULA (1955), also directed by Jack Arnold for Universal-International Pictures.

    • This is the episode George wanted to watch in the movie Back to the Future

    Trivia (2)

    • Dr. Jeff Conover interviews a girl who is gifted with the ability to calculate past and future days of the week in an instant. During the interview she calculates that July 4, 2113 will be on a Wednesday, and this is confirmed by Dr. Conover. July 4, 2113 will actually be on a Tuesday. The writers evidently did not take into account the fact that 2100 will not be a leap year.

    • A character in the episode is called Daniel Blake, but narrator Truman Bradley introduces him as Daniel Borden in the voiceover.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A great old sci-fi show.

    By vicmackey31, Apr 28, 2006

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