Tales of Tomorrow

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 8/3/51
      6.1
      Gordon Kent is put on trial for theft and murder. He is accused of robbing and murdering Professor Sykes in order to get money to build a blowtorch capable of cutting through anything. Gordon claims that he is innocent. He says that Sykes came to him looking for a blowtorch to cut open a metal door hidden in a secret cavern. Inside the room was an ancient machine that has been recording all significant physical disturbances on the planet Earth for millions of years. When he disovered the machine Gordon thought it might be a transmitter to someplace else and he worries that it might still be transmitting.moreless
    • Blunder
      Episode 2
      8/10/51
      6.4
      A scientist named Carl Eversons decides to continue a series of experiments with nuclear fission. His wife Jane and a group of scientist try to convince him that he needs to stop because there is a risk that he could ignite the world's oxygen and bring about the end of the world.moreless
    • A Child is Crying
      8/17/51
      7.8
      The government attempts to use a young girl as a weapon in the Cold War when she displays powerful mental abilities.
    • The Woman at Land's End
      8/24/51
      0.0
    • The Last Man On Earth
      8/31/51
      8.0
      Martians have landed all over the world and they've left just two human beings alive, but only so they can experiment on them.
    • Errand Boy
      Errand Boy
      Episode 6
      9/7/51
      4.5
    • The Monsters
      The Monsters
      Episode 7
      9/14/51
      0.0
    • The Dark Angel
      Episode 8
      9/28/51
      7.4

      Joanne is the first of an advanced race of human beings: an "angel" who apparently is immortal and will never die.

    • The Crystal Egg
      Episode 9
      10/12/51
      7.6
      The owner of a London curiosity shop delivers a mysterious crystal egg to a university professor for the scientist's opinion on its worth and its properties. The 'egg' proves to be a window to Mars. When the professor loses the egg, he tries to convince people that he is not crazy.moreless
    • Test Flight
      Episode 10
      10/26/51
      7.1
      A wealthy industrialist hires a rocket scientist to design and build an engine that will get a ship, and the CEO, to another planet.
    • 11/9/51
      6.4
      Military pilot Vic Russo travels to Las Palma, New Mexico, to investigate reports of flying saucers. Vic hopes to find evidence to prove the UFO he once saw was real. He falls for the attractive young manager of the local boarding house who contends there's nothing to the stories. The locals are afraid to talk, except for one old desert rat known as Crazy John. The old man claims he's seen the ships and that the aliens are now living among us.moreless
    • Enemy Unknown
      Enemy Unknown
      Episode 12
      11/23/51
      7.0
      A government on the verge of meltdown requests the help of a renown astrophysicist who refuses their plea for assistance.
    • Sneak Attack
      Episode 13
      12/7/51
      6.5
      An American secret agent during the cold war is the only hope of stopping a multiple warhead detonation in the United States.
    • The Invader
      Episode 14
      12/21/51
      6.7
      A scientist and others witness the crash of an alien space craft in the ocean. His son dives down to investigate and comes up a different person.
    • The Dune Roller
      Episode 15
      1/4/52
      7.6
      On an island a strange rock begins to grow and move. Scientists that observe the phenomena speculate that an ancient meteor that once hit the island is attempting to reassemble itself.
    • Frankenstein
      Episode 16
      1/18/52
      5.7
      In an adaptation of Mary Shelley's tale, Dr. Frankenstein brings to life a lumbering undead monster who he must then find someway to destroy.
    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Pt 1: The Chase
      Captain Nemo is holding Farragut captive in his under-the-sea vessel, only to have his daughter fall in love with the handsome young sailor.
    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Pt 2: The Escape
      Captain Nemo's daughter falls in love with Farragaut, a captive in her father's underwater vessel, only to realize she is being held a prisoner too.
    • What You Need
      Episode 19
      2/8/52
      7.7

      Freelance writer Tom Carmichael gets the story of a lifetime when he discovers that curio shop owner Peter Talley can give anyone an item that is exactly what they need. However, Tom decides to cash in on his discovery and pays the price.

    • Age Of Peril
      Episode 20
      2/15/52
      5.6
      Criminals get a helping hand defeating polygraph machines from a brilliant scientist.
    • Memento
      Memento
      Episode 21
      2/22/52
      0.0
    • 2/29/52
      6.5

      A secret "Children's Room" at a college attracts the attention of intellectual advanced youths. One of them, Walt, is the son of a professor at the university. The professor uncovers that his son and other children are 'mutants' being groomed to assist an alien race in a distant part of the galaxy.

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    • Bound Together
      Bound Together
      Episode 23
      3/7/52
      0.0
    • The Diamond Lens
      The Diamond Lens
      Episode 24
      3/14/52
      7.0
    • The Fisherman's Wife (aka: Fountain of Youth)
    • Flight Overdue
      Episode 26
      3/28/52
      6.4
      Only years after a woman aviator disappears on a flight over the Pacific ocean does her husband learn of the real reason she was flying the dangerous mission, and what actually happened to her.
    • And a Little Child
      And a Little Child
      Episode 27
      4/4/52
      0.0
    • Sleep No More
      Sleep No More
      Episode 28
      4/11/52
      0.0
    • Time to Go
      Episode 29
      4/18/52
      8.7

      Housewife Natalie Davis is asked to join an exclusive bank where depositors can deposit time, not money. In return they gain extended lifespans. However, when the bank forecloses on her, Natalie discovers that she is out of time.

    • Plague From Space
      Episode 30
      4/25/52
      7.5
      A Martian space craft lands at an Air Force base with what appears to be just one passenger from the red planet. But as everyone starts to fall to an infection, it's soon guessed that there must have been more than one alien on board.
    • Red Dust
      Episode 31
      5/2/52
      7.0
    • The Golden Ingot
      Episode 32
      5/9/52
      6.0

      An alchemist has spent the last 15 years trying to turn base metal into gold. His latest attempt has failed, just as he and his daughter are about to be evicted for back rent. Fearing he'll attempt suicide after this last unsuccessful effort, his daughter substitutes gold in place of the slag to keep the old man alive.

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    • Black Planet
      Black Planet
      Episode 33
      5/16/52
      6.0
      Two astronomers working together, seek a tenth planet. The senior fears the junior might have found it and is jealous. They are also both interested in Norma, who works with them. When, in the course of a fight between the two men, the senior scientist falls dead - the question is was he killed by the other or not. Norma's brother a police detective has to solve the case! Leslie Nielsen, Frank Albertson amd Horace MacMahon star.moreless
    • World Of Water
      Episode 34
      5/23/52
      7.2
      After a scientist's personal life and professional career both self destruct, he decides to share his misery with the rest of humanity, by creating a universal solvent, which, when applied, will turn anything and everything into water.
    • 5/30/52
      7.7

      A struggling doctor takes his instruments to a pawnshop because his wife complains about their lack of money. Once in the shop, he makes a deal with the pawnbroker for $20.00 and a mysterious medical bag. Later, it is discovered that the instruments in the bag can perform "miracle cures". Upon close inspection of the instruments, a patent date of July 18, 2450 is revealed.

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    • The Exile
      The Exile
      Episode 36
      6/6/52
      0.0
    • 6/13/52
      8.3
      Planning to rob the New York Metropolitan Museum, a woman hires a small-time thief to steal priceless works of art for her, using an accelerator watch that makes the wearer invisible to those nearby.
    • 6/20/52
      7.3

      In an effort to help humanity overcome illness or injury, a doctor tests a drug formulated only for animals on a woman about to die. She not only recovers, but now begins to take back all that she never had in life, from those who wouldn't give it to her.

    • 6/27/52
      7.5

      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?

    • The Duplicates
      Episode 40
      7/4/52
      7.5

      The U.S. government discovers a parallel world and sends an engineer, Bruce, to that world to kill his counterpart before the two planets destroy each other.

    • Ahead Of His Time
      Episode 41
      7/18/52
      7.0
      It's the 21st century, and the blissful world it has become is about to be destroyed due to a tiny error made a hundred years earlier. A scientist has only minutes to attempt travel back in time to stop the mistake from happening.
    • Sudden Darkness
      Sudden Darkness
      Episode 42
      8/1/52
      0.0
    • Ice from Space
      Episode 43
      8/8/52
      6.9
      An Air Force rocket comes crashing back to Earth containing a huge block of ice. In no time, it has turned 300 miles of summer desert into frozen tundra. Unable to destroy the ice, Major Dozier takes matters into his own hands.
  • Season 2
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