Science Fiction Theatre

(ended 1957)




Episode Guide

    • The Stones Began to Move
      The Stones Began to Move
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      An Egyptologist tries to prove that the pyramids were constructed using levitation.
    • Beyond
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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
    • The Frozen Sound
      The Frozen Sound
      Season 1 - Episode 15

      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.

    • Time Is Just a Place
      Time Is Just a Place
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      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
    • Postcard from Barcelona
      Postcard from Barcelona
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      A dead scientist's papers reveal that he had made a deal with aliens to help mankind's progress in science.
    • The Magic Suitcase
      The Magic Suitcase
      Season 2 - Episode 36

      A man and his grandson, on a weekend trip to their mountain cabin, pick up a hitchhiker. The stranger soon disappears, but leaves behind a suitcase with an electrical outlet on its side. The luggage is able to generate enormous amounts of power. Grandpa turns it over to a laboratory for investigation and the scientists are confounded by the technology it contains. The old man's theory is its a gift from an advanced outer space traveler.

    • The Hastings Secret
      The Hastings Secret
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      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.
    • Before the Beginning
      Before the Beginning
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Biophysicist Dr. Ken Donaldson uses a photon gun to cure his wife of a mysterious disease.
    • Beyond Return
      Beyond Return
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      A serum cures a dying woman but turns her into a killer who can change her physical appearance at will.
    • Bullet Proof
      Bullet Proof
      Season 2 - Episode 6

      An escaped prison inmate comes across an incredible metal substance, one that is light and pliable, yet resists bullets. He claims the product was left behind by a flying saucer. Shielded by the substance, the escapee goes on a bank robbing spree and is labeled by the press "The Bulletproof Man." Realizing it's worth millions, he offers it up to a steel industrialist who's part of a trap to capture the criminal.

    • Who Is This Man?
      Who Is This Man?
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Tommy Cooper's shyness is so crippling, he's failing his college courses. At the request of his sister, Dr. Bentley of the psychology department puts Tommy under hypnosis to find the cause of his fears. Instead, the young man claims to be Jack Welsch, a murderer hanged in 1888.
    • The Strange Lodger
      The Strange Lodger
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      A scientist's new TV ratings device can tell what channel a person's watching just by aiming an antenna at their house. He's perplexed when it registers a channel 84--a channel that doesn't exist--coming from the apartment of an elderly gentleman. A government UFO investigator becomes involved, convinced the old man isn't receiving information, but transmitting it to an alien craft.moreless
    • Y--O--R--D--
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      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
    • End of Tomorrow
      End of Tomorrow
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A German scientist appears in Washington 20 years after supposedly being lost in a South American jungle. He's brought with him an antibiotic so powerful that it prevents and cures every known disease in world. Just before mass inoculations are to begin, two government researchers discover it's dangerous side effect: those using it will only give birth to females.moreless
    • When a Camera Fails
      When a Camera Fails
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A geophysics professor uses his revolutionary new microscope to make a startling discovery: certain crystals act as photographic film. Examining prehistoric rocks, he's able to see images of dinosaurs; glass formed by an atomic test show him the mushroom cloud. The scientist is thought to have suffered a nervous breakdown because no one else is able to see the pictures he claims to be seeing.moreless
    • Strange People at Pecos
      Strange People at Pecos
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      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.
    • Three Minute Mile
      Three Minute Mile
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Since becoming Dr. Kendall assistant, college student Britt has gained incredible strength, and can run a mile in about three minutes. A nosy reporter, along with Britt's fiance, begin snooping to find out what kind of "Frankenstein"-type experiments the doctor is conducting.
    • The Human Experiment
      The Human Experiment
      Season 2 - Episode 11

      A biochemist hoping to help the mentally ill function in society isolates an enzyme from bees which she injects in patients. At her isolated Arizona laboratory, Dr. Ballard creates a collection of people exhibiting the characteristics of the various inhabitants of a hive, from the queen to a worker. A fellow scientist invited for a visit feels he must rescue the doctor from the cluthes of her own creations.

    • The Last Barrier
      The Last Barrier
      Season 2 - Episode 27

      In a secret test, the US launches a rocket from the Pacific aiming for the moon. To maintain security the government plants a story that the rocket is actually a flying saucer. UFO reports come in, however, from the East Coast where viewing the launch was impossible. The scientists begin to believe that there are flying saucers out there as unexplainable blips follow the rocket on radar.

    • Sun Gold
      Sun Gold
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Evidence of a 2,000 year old nuclear explosion is uncovered in the Peruvian Andes. Explorers go there and discover the skeleton of a "visitor from the sky" who provided the Incas with incredible secrets including the ability to harness the power of sunlight.
    • The Missing Waveband
      The Missing Waveband
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Dr. Vincent Milhurst confesses to some fellow scientists that he did not devise the calculations that make stable satellites possible. Instead, they came from an unknown voice on a newly-found radio frequency. Further contact with the voice, who they believe is leaking information from an enemy country, gives them even more advanced scientific data. When they finally trace the signal, they discover it's originating 367 million miles away from Earth.moreless
    • The Mind Machine
      The Mind Machine
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Elderly Dr. Milton has been developing a computerized device that translates one's brain waves into written text. Following the senior scientist's death, Dr. Cathcart continues his work with the "mind writer," using it to decipher the final thoughts from the late doctor's brain.
    • Spider Inc
      Spider Inc
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      A giant spider fossil leads a geologist to discover a method of synthesizing petroleum.
    • No Food for Thought
      No Food for Thought
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      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 Unexplored
      The Unexplored
      Season 1 - Episode 28

      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. 

    • Friend of a Raven
      Friend of a Raven
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      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.
    • The Legend of Crater Mountain
      The Legend of Crater Mountain
      Season 2 - Episode 16

      A teacher in an Arizona one-room schoolhouse is the target of harassment by three siblings. The kids possess psychic powers they use to irritate and frighten the woman. Local legend has it that the family arrived 200 years earlier in a UFO crash. When the teacher's friend, a psychic researcher, arrives to investigate, the kids' stunts become dangerous.

    • Project 44
      Project 44
      Season 1 - Episode 35

      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.

    • Man Who Didn't Know
      Man Who Didn't Know
      Season 2 - Episode 12

      An experimental aircraft explodes over the Pacific with no survivors found. Six months later, a scientist on the flight is found in a Singapore hospital after being picked up by ship. Other than the rescue, he can't remember anything about his ordeal. After returning to work on the plane project, the military learns that an overseas enemy knows everything about their top secret work. Somehow, the rescued man has been turned into an unwitting leak.

    • Out of Nowhere
      Out of Nowhere
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      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.

    • Target Hurricane
      Target Hurricane
      Season 1 - Episode 26

      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 Throwback
      The Throwback
      Season 2 - Episode 19

      A geneticist becomes convinced that memories can be transmitted through genes. Looking at the family tree of an acquaintance, Professor Hughes is struck by the similarities of a young man and an ancestor from 400 years earlier. He's becomes alarmed when he learns the circumstance of the ancestor's death; he fears the young man will meet the same fate.

    • Beam of Fire
      Beam of Fire
      Season 2 - Episode 15

      Dr. Bellow, working on an energy source that would allow travel between planets, is killed in his lab after a mysterious phone call. Security is tightened on the surviving scientist on the project, but he, too, is mysteriously killed. It's determined that an unknown ray had been aimed at both men. The source of the ray: an intelligent being wanting to discourage our space travels.

    • The Human Circuit
      The Human Circuit
      Season 2 - Episode 30

      A nightclub dancer claims she saw a nuclear bomb explosion during a seizure. Her physician mentions this strange claim to a scientist who confirms she saw a secret atomic blast. Believing her a clairvoyant, the two men get the young woman to participate in tests, hoping to prove scientifically how her "gift" works.

    • The Human Equation
      The Human Equation
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      A doctor discovers that brutal murders are being caused by fumes from a wheat fungus experiment that produces violent side effects.
    • 100 Years Young
      100 Years Young
      Season 1 - Episode 13

      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.

    • Operation Flypaper
      Operation Flypaper
      Season 1 - Episode 38

      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 Phantom Car
      The Phantom Car
      Season 2 - Episode 14

      The sheriff scoffs at an old prospector's claim that a driverless car tried to run him over in the desert. He takes things seriously when a geologist's wife is injured by the same vehicle. Armed with scientific equipment, the men determine that the car is radio controlled. Now they must determine who's operating the controls and what they hope to achieve.

    • The Lost Heartbeat
      The Lost Heartbeat
      Season 1 - Episode 17

      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. 

    • Living Lights
      Living Lights
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      A scientist creates the atmosphere of Venus in a bell-jar to prove that life can exist there. He, however, doesn't anticipate the strange creatures of floating light that appear in, and then escape from, his bell-jar.
    • Bolt of Lightning
      Bolt of Lightning
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      An investigation reveals that a scientist died and his entire building was destroyed when he tried to build a flying saucer.
    • Killer Tree
      Killer Tree
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      A scientist investigates a tree with an ancient reputation of breathing death. He discovers that the area surrounding the tree releases a colorless, odorless, and deadly gas.
    • Gravity Zero
      Gravity Zero
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      Two scientists who are about to lose their jobs, astound the world with a process that neutralizes gravity.
    • Facsimile
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      Three top scientists fall victim to a mysterious disease. An investigation reveals that the lab they worked in has been picking up and amplifying pain impulses from a hospital across town.
    • The Miracle Hour
      The Miracle Hour
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      A boy blinded in an automobile accident is treated by a doctor using a new technique involving lights.
    • Jupitron
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      A man and woman are transported to a moon of Jupiter where a long missing scientist gives then a formula for creating synthetic food.
    • Survival in Box Canyon
      Survival in Box Canyon
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      A rescue operation tries to locate a pilot whose plane crashed in an atomic bonb testing area.
    • Death at My Fingertips
      Death at My Fingertips
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      A student is framed for murder by someone forging fingerprint evidence. It is later discovered that the real killer knows how to transfer finger prints through plastic skin grafts.
    • Brain Unlimited
      Brain Unlimited
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      While testing an anti-black-out serum a pilot is forced to eject. He later tries to reconstruct the event by speeding up his brain.
    • One Thousand Eyes
      One Thousand Eyes
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      After a scientist is murdered and the main suspect dies, a police scientist reconstructs the crime with a revolutionary camera.
    • The Miracle of Dr. Dove
      The Miracle of Dr. Dove
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Investigators try to locate three vanished nutrition experts who may have found the key to longer life.
    • Signals from the Moon
      Signals from the Moon
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      A diplomat from an eastern country must undergo a delicate operation involving bouncing a video signal off the moon after he is injured by an assassin's bullet.
    • Dr. Robot
      Dr. Robot
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      A digital computing machine designed to translate human languages appears to have been tampered with. An investigation reveals, however, that a staff member has been secretly using the computer to evaluate medical alternatives for his critically ill wife.
    • The Voice
      The Voice
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      A ESP skeptic discovers evidence that may save the life of a man sentenced to death. When his plane crashes, the skeptic is forced to us ESP to transmit the crucial evidence to prison authorities.
    • The Unguided Missile
      The Unguided Missile
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      A young woman becomes a national security risk when her ESP abilities pick up top-secret defense formulas.
    • The Strange Dr. Lorenz
      The Strange Dr. Lorenz
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      A doctor discovers that a honey formula has amazing healing powers.
    • The World Below
      The World Below
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      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
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      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
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      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.
    • Hour of Nightmare
      Hour of Nightmare
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      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.
    • Marked 'Danger"
      Marked 'Danger"
      Season 1 - Episode 11

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

    • Stranger in the Desert
      Stranger in the Desert
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      After meeting a radioactive eagle and a disappearing botanist, two prospectors discover a strange energy source in the desert.
    • The Brain of John Emerson
      The Brain of John Emerson
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      A policeman after discovering that his mind contains all the knowledge of a dead scientist decides to continue the scientist's work.
    • Death at 2 A.M.
      Death at 2 A.M.
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A scientist uses a strength serum to murder a man who is blackmailing him.
    • Conversation With an Ape
      Conversation With an Ape
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A telepathic chimp saves a scientist and his wife when they are confronted by a killer.
    • Dead Reckoning
      Dead Reckoning
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      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
      A Visit from Dr. Pliny
      Season 1 - Episode 22

      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.

    • Signals From the Heart
      Signals From the Heart
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A policeman who wears an electronic heart transmitter has a heart attack and is searched for by doctors and his fellow police.
    • The Long Sleep
      The Long Sleep
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A scientist is forced to put a dying young boy into deep freeze by a desperate father.
    • The Green Bomb
      The Green Bomb
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A scientist uses stolen material to build an atomic bomb in his house.
    • The Flicker
      The Flicker
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      Two police inspectors attempt to prove that a man committed a murder because of the hypnotic effect caused by a movie screen flicker.

    • The Other Side of the Moon
      The Other Side of the Moon
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      A scientist believes that the moon is being used as a nuclear waste dumping ground by creatures from other worlds.
    • The Sound of Murder
      The Sound of Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      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.
    • Dead Storage
      Dead Storage
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      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 Water Maker
      The Water Maker
      Season 1 - Episode 27

      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 Long Day
      The Long Day
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      An experimental rocket creates artificial daylight at night and causes trouble for an ex-con.
    • Are We Invaded?
      Are We Invaded?
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      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 That Kills
      The Sound That Kills
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      A scientist must clear his name when he is accused of murdering someone with an ultrasonic weapon he has created.
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