Tales of Tomorrow

ABC (ended 1953)




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  • The Evil Within

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    S 2 : Ep 37 - 5/1/53

    Peter Crane invents a solution that releases the evil desires and intentions of people. He stores the potion in his home fridge at the house and some of it drips on leftovers. His wife Anne accidentally eats some food contaminated by the serum and becomes a different woman with evil consuming her mind. Peter finds out and prevents his own murder by his neglected and abused wife.moreless
  • Past Tense

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    S 2 : Ep 33 - 4/3/53

    Dr. Harry Marco is neglecting his practice in order to build a time machine in his basement. Once he succeeds, he travels to the past to sell the secret of penicillin to the highest bidder.moreless
  • Ghost Writer

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    S 2 : Ep 32 - 3/27/53

    Going against his wife's wishes, freelance writer Bert Tyler accepts a job finishing stories begun by a mysterious author. Initially delighted by the great money and easy work, Bert becomes horrified when he sees the tragic endings he's been supplying actually begin occurring in real life.moreless
  • Read To Me Herr Doktor

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    S 2 : Ep 31 - 3/20/53

    After an old inventor can no longer read, he builds a robot to read to him. Only the robot soon desires to become what he is reading about, and puts demands on the old man, and his daughter, that can not be fulfilled, ending in tragedy.moreless
  • The Fury of the Cocoon

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    S 2 : Ep 29 - 3/6/53

    An expedition into the tropics is plagued by dissent, desertion, and an invisible blood sucking leech that has arrived from outer space. The remaining members of the expedition use an insecticide to escape.moreless
  • The Great Silence

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    S 2 : Ep 27 - 2/20/53

    When thousands of people in the northwestern United States suddenly lose their ability to talk, the U.S. Government blames H-Bomb testing and its radioactive fallout. Only a mountain man living in the mountains actually knows the real reason and he's not talking.

  • Another Chance

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    S 2 : Ep 26 - 2/13/53

  • The Bitter Storm

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 12/26/52

    A man of science, filled with hate and bitterness, can save lives, including his own, with a special device that can "hear" into the past, by warning of an impending savage hurricane. That is, if he wants to.moreless
  • The Fatal Flower

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    S 2 : Ep 17 - 12/12/52

    A botanist is working in the Brazilian jungle to develop a giant carnivorous plant. His breakthrough finally occurs just as his new assistant begins to crack from the heat and isolation.
  • The Window

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 11/7/52

    A show within a show. It would appear that the regular Tales Of Tomorrow episode keeps getting interrupted by another broadcast, this one depicting a couple having an affair and plotting to kill the woman's husband. The broadcast crew tries to find the location before the unsuspecting man takes a long fall.moreless
  • Many Happy Returns (aka: Invaders at Ground Zero)

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 10/24/52

  • The Horn

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 10/10/52

  • Youth on Tap (aka: Young Blood)

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 9/26/52

    Jeff is under pressure from is fiancé to raise a large sum of money so they can buy a gas station and get married. Against his better judgment, he agrees to a strange doctor's offer of $1000 for a pint of his blood. It's only after the blood has been taken that Jeff learns the grave mistake he's made, thanks to an elderly gentleman who bursts into the room.

  • The Seeing-Eye Surgeon

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/5/52

  • Ice from Space

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    S 1 : Ep 43 - 8/8/52

    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.moreless
  • Ahead Of His Time

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    S 1 : Ep 41 - 7/18/52

    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.moreless
  • The Duplicates

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    S 1 : Ep 40 - 7/4/52

    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.

  • Appointment on Mars

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    S 1 : Ep 39 - 6/27/52

    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 Miraculous Serum

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    S 1 : Ep 38 - 6/20/52

    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.

  • All The Time In The World

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    S 1 : Ep 37 - 6/13/52

    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.moreless
  • The Little Black Bag

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    S 1 : Ep 35 - 5/30/52

    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.

  • World Of Water

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    S 1 : Ep 34 - 5/23/52

    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.moreless
  • The Golden Ingot

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    S 1 : Ep 32 - 5/9/52

    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.

  • Red Dust

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    S 1 : Ep 31 - 5/2/52

  • Plague From Space

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    S 1 : Ep 30 - 4/25/52

    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.moreless
  • Time to Go

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    S 1 : Ep 29 - 4/18/52

    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.

  • Flight Overdue

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    S 1 : Ep 26 - 3/28/52

    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.moreless
  • The Children's Room

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 2/29/52

    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.

  • Age Of Peril

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 2/15/52

    Criminals get a helping hand defeating polygraph machines from a brilliant scientist.
  • What You Need

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 2/8/52

    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.

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