Tales of Tomorrow

Appointment on Mars

Season 1, Ep 39, Aired 6/27/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Three astronauts arrive on Mars, sponsored by a mining company who will share the profits with them. Illness, paranoia and other problems develop until all three are dead - but what caused it?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Medford

  • S.A. Lombino

  • Leslie Nielsen

    Robbie

  • William Redfield

    Bart

  • Brian Keith

    Jack (as Robert Keith, Jr.)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • The person listed as Robert Keith Jr. is Indeed Brian Keith of Family Affair fame.

    • This episode is available on DVD through Television Classics; PMB 421; 991-C Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Solana Beach, CA 92075. The DVD has three half hour episodes: Frankenstein , The Crystal Egg and Appointment on Mars.

    • This episode is available for viewing by appointment at the Museum of TV and Radio 25 W.52 Street NYC

    • Although the program credits list Redfield as Bart and Nielsen as Robbie, the reverse appears to be true in the program. Other credits are Production: George F. Foley; Producer is Mort Abrahams; production in co-operation with Science Fiction League of America and Richard H. Gordon. Rocket is by courtesy of the American Rocket Society and Reaction Motors. Set design is Robert Bright; Technical Director Arthur Mace, Director of Graphic Art is Arthur Rankin Jr.

    Trivia (1)

    • About 7 minutes into the story, Robbie (Leslie Nielson) is on a small hill. as the camera pans up, it shoots a little too high and reveals the top edge of the "Sky" (an indoor stage)

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