The Man and the Challenge

Season 1 Episode 30

The Dropper

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Apr 23, 1960 on NBC
8.2
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The Dropper
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A new drug that speeds up perception may help motorcycle policemen maneuver out of the way of deadly debris dropped on the highway by a psychopathic killer.

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  • Drugs to the rescue!

    9.5
    Such a fascinating concept, that I hoped LSD would do something similar a decade later. It sure would have helped with the bullies at school!
  • High speed reflexes are needed to catch and stop a highway menace.

    8.0
    As I recall, in this episode (which I remember as "The Logger") highway motorists in California are being terrorized by a "Mad Driver" who launches 2 foot logs out of his car trunk. These logs are remotely ejected from the trunk by a remote control the "mad" driver uses. It's difficult/impossible to react in time to drive and dodge the tumbling logs. The ejected logs bounce and skip as you would imagine, right into any oncoming vehicle. Accidents occur, people are hurt and the police can't catch him while dodging these logs at highway speeds. The police are in a quandry as to what to do until......



    Dr. Barton is asked to develop a drug that will increase human reaction time while slowing down vision to a slow-motion effect. That way there would be ample time to see and react to the logs, easily driving to avoiding them. The drug works, the "mad" driver is caught and justice prevails. The effects for the time were pretty convincing, at least to a 12 year old. I liked it. Here, have some apple pie.moreless
Michael Masters

Michael Masters

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Howard McLeod

Howard McLeod

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Tyler McVey

Tyler McVey

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Joyce Meadows

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Lynn Allen

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