Science Fiction Theatre

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(ended 1957)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Beyond
      Beyond
      Episode 1
      4/9/55
      10
      The pilot of an experimental fighter jet passes mach 2 and then sees a UFO, off his wing, matching his speed. He believes that the craft will collide with his jet, so he ejects. Later, he tries to convince the authorities that he wasn't imagining it. They finally convince him that what he saw was simply his own pen, floating in free-fall. However, after the jet's wreckage has been retrieved, even the authorities know that the pen explanation is wrong, and that there was probably a real UFO.moreless
    • Time Is Just a Place
      4/16/55
      9.4
      Al and Nell Brown are suspicious of their odd new neighbors. Mr. Heller, who claims to be an inventor, uses a robotic vacuum cleaner and a flashlight that shines X-rays. Even so, he's clueless about current technology. Al becomes convinced the couple is from the future, though Nell says her husband's reading too much science fiction.moreless
    • Out of Nowhere
      Out of Nowhere
      Episode 3
      4/23/55
      6.0

      Something is disrupting the sonar used by bats causing them to slam into a skyscraper. Government investigators detect a strong microwave beam being aimed at the building; the source is directly above. At first, they fear a foreign enemy is trying to disrupt our radar systems from a space station in orbit, but then they remember that signals from earth can be reflected by the ionosphere.

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    • Y--O--R--D--
      Y--O--R--D--
      Episode 4
      4/30/55
      7.0
      The world's leading expert on telepathy, Dr. Lawton, is rushed with his assistant to a military weather station at the North Pole. The men there have suddenly become psychic. The mysterious code they're mentally receiving, Y--O--R--D--, turns out to be an SOS call from an alien spaceship in the Earth's orbit.moreless
    • Stranger in the Desert
      5/7/55
      0.0
      After meeting a radioactive eagle and a disappearing botanist, two prospectors discover a strange energy source in the desert.
    • No Food for Thought
      5/14/55
      6.3
      A Nobel Prize-winning doctor working in rural Arizona is visited by the county health officer after the unusual death of one of his assistants. The secretive scientist is developing a synthetic nutrient that, they learned too late, has an unfortunate side effect: creatures using it become highly susceptible to deadly viruses.moreless
    • The Brain of John Emerson
      5/21/55
      0.0
      A policeman after discovering that his mind contains all the knowledge of a dead scientist decides to continue the scientist's work.
    • Spider Inc
      Spider Inc
      Episode 8
      5/28/55
      6.4
      A giant spider fossil leads a geologist to discover a method of synthesizing petroleum.
    • Death at 2 A.M.
      Death at 2 A.M.
      Episode 9
      6/4/55
      0.0
      A scientist uses a strength serum to murder a man who is blackmailing him.
    • Conversation With an Ape
      6/11/55
      0.0
      A telepathic chimp saves a scientist and his wife when they are confronted by a killer.
    • Marked 'Danger"
      Marked 'Danger"
      Episode 11
      6/18/55
      0.0

      A space capsule releases a strange green gas that alters a young woman's metabolism.

    • Hour of Nightmare
      Hour of Nightmare
      Episode 12
      6/25/55
      0.0
      A man and woman discover the dead body of an alien in the desert. They also learn that the strange lights in the Mexican Sky are caused by aliens looking for their fallen comrade.
    • 100 Years Young
      100 Years Young
      Episode 13
      7/2/55
      4.5

      The man caught stealing a rare herb from a research lab claims to be over 200 years old. He tells the scientists and police that he learned the youth formula from the Native American medicine man who raised him. The youthful old-timer has lived a life of loneliness because everyone he loves dies while he continues on and on.

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    • The Strange Dr. Lorenz
      7/9/55
      0.0
      A doctor discovers that a honey formula has amazing healing powers.
    • The Frozen Sound
      The Frozen Sound
      Episode 15
      7/30/55
      9.5

      The scientific director of a government project is under suspicion after top secret information from his office is leaked. The building is searched, uncovering a strange bottle of ant poison made of crystal. Tests show the rock is capable of recording sound, reproducing conversations that take place in its presence.

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    • The Stones Began to Move
      8/6/55
      10
      An Egyptologist tries to prove that the pyramids were constructed using levitation.
    • The Lost Heartbeat
      The Lost Heartbeat
      Episode 17
      8/13/55
      4.0

      Cantankerous old Dr. Crane visits a former student after learning of the young physician's experiments with heart surgery.  With only months to live, he wants Dr. Marshall to implant an experimental mechanical heart in him, using his newly-developed miniature battery as the power source. 

    • The World Below
      The World Below
      Episode 18
      8/27/55
      0.0
      The survivors of a submarine disaster claim that they saw a city on the sea floor. They, however, are ridiculed by investigators.
    • Barrier of Silence
      Barrier of Silence
      Episode 19
      9/3/55
      0.0
      A U.S. scientist working on a top-secret atomic project disappears from a German city. When he reappears two weeks later, he cannot remember anything about what happened to him. He cannot communicate with those around him and appears to be brainwashed.
    • The Negative Man
      The Negative Man
      Episode 20
      9/10/55
      0.0
      When electrician Vic Murphy is blasted by the electricity of a computer, his intelligence immediately soars beyond genius level and his senses enable him to hear and see things no man has ever before experienced.
    • Dead Reckoning
      Dead Reckoning
      Episode 21
      9/17/55
      0.0
      On an emergency flight to the Arctic, a pilot runs into a magnetic storm. The crew is forced to use Earth's magnetic fields to escape.
    • A Visit from Dr. Pliny
      9/24/55
      0.0

      A man claiming to be from another planet announces that he has a source of power greater than atomic energy. He says he has come to share the knowledge, but is regarded as an eccentric crackpot.

    • Strange People at Pecos
      10/1/55
      7.0
      Radar expert Jeff Jamison believes that his neighbors are spies from outer space. He becomes more convinced when the neighbor's little girl appears to be unable to feel pain.
    • Dead Storage
      Dead Storage
      Episode 24
      10/8/55
      0.0
      A baby woolly mammoth is brought to life after being frozen in the Arctic for a half million years. Scientists attempt to discover a means of sustaining its life.
    • The Human Equation
      The Human Equation
      Episode 25
      10/15/55
      5.0
      A doctor discovers that brutal murders are being caused by fumes from a wheat fungus experiment that produces violent side effects.
    • Target Hurricane
      Target Hurricane
      Episode 26
      10/22/55
      5.5

      A meteor plunges into the ocean causes a super hurricane that's sweeping toward Florida.  Meteorologist James Tyler is busy tracking the storm and worrying about his son;  the boy and his Scout troop are in harm's way, spending the night outside on a camping trip.

    • The Water Maker
      The Water Maker
      Episode 27
      10/29/55
      0.0

      A scientist comes to the desert laboratory of a dead scientist to evaluate the man's plans to create water in the arid areas of the earth.

    • The Unexplored
      The Unexplored
      Episode 28
      11/5/55
      6.0

      The college is cutting a professor's studies of parapsychology,  labeling it "nonsense."  When a renown guest lecturer disappears in route to the school, the researcher uses hypnosis on his star psychic subject to figure out what has become of the missing scientist. 

    • The Hastings Secret
      11/12/55
      7.5
      A scientist is killed by deadly termites in the jungles of Peru. A young couple attempt to complete his experiments on termites that can eat through solid rock.
    • Postcard from Barcelona
      11/19/55
      8.5
      A dead scientist's papers reveal that he had made a deal with aliens to help mankind's progress in science.
    • Friend of a Raven
      Friend of a Raven
      Episode 31
      11/26/55
      6.0
      A social worker tries to help a deaf-mute boy who can apparantly communicate with animals. When the boy's hearing and speech are restored, he rebels.
    • Beyond Return
      Beyond Return
      Episode 32
      12/3/55
      7.5
      A serum cures a dying woman but turns her into a killer who can change her physical appearance at will.
    • Before the Beginning
      12/10/55
      7.5
      Biophysicist Dr. Ken Donaldson uses a photon gun to cure his wife of a mysterious disease.
    • The Long Day
      The Long Day
      Episode 34
      12/17/55
      0.0
      An experimental rocket creates artificial daylight at night and causes trouble for an ex-con.
    • Project 44
      Project 44
      Episode 35
      12/24/55
      6.0

      Dr. Bryan is charged with determining if humans can survive a trip to Mars and make it back physically and mentally intact. He subjects the eight chosen for "Project 44" to various simulations of what they would encounter on the trek. The results are disheartening as one after another fail the tests. The doctor wonders if someone may be sabotaging the study.

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    • Are We Invaded?
      Are We Invaded?
      Episode 36
      12/31/55
      0.0
      A student tries to prove that flying saucers exist. His evidence is debunked until he turns up a photograph that could only have been taken from a distant point in the universe.
    • The Sound of Murder
      1/7/56
      0.0
      Dr. Tom Matthews uses his scientific knowledge to battle a false charge of murder. The problem is the case against Matthews is strong because Matthews's voice has been identified in compromising situations.
    • Operation Flypaper
      Operation Flypaper
      Episode 38
      1/14/56
      4.0

      A meeting of scientists is cancelled when their equipment and documents start disappearing practically from their very hands, along with substantial amounts of time.  To catch the culprit, government security sets up a phony lab with cameras to record what happens when time seems to go missing.

    • The Other Side of the Moon
      1/28/56
      0.0
      A scientist believes that the moon is being used as a nuclear waste dumping ground by creatures from other worlds.
  • Season 2
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