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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • The Probe
      Episode 17
      1/16/65
      6.7
      In route to Tokyo, a plane flies into a storm and the pilot is forced to ditch the plane into the eye of a hurricane. The crew and passengers awake on a life boat and soon discover that they have been captured by an alien space probe.
    • The Premonition
      Episode 16
      1/9/65
      7.6
      A test pilot crashes on earth. He finds that he and his wife are trapped in a time-warp. The world around them is moving much slower than they are.
    • 1/2/65
      6.4
      A dying astronaut agrees to have his brain implanted into a robot body.
    • Counterweight
      Episode 14
      12/26/64
      6.0
      Six future astronauts are put through a simulation of a long space flight.
    • The Duplicate Man
      Episode 13
      12/19/64
      8.0
      A man wants to capture a dangerous alien creature. Doing it himself would be too dangerous, so he has his clone do it.
    • 12/5/64
      7.2
      An alien offers his technical knowledge of how to build a ray gun in exchange for a scientist's ability to feel emotions.
    • The Inheritors (2)
      Episode 11
      11/28/64
      8.7
      In Part Two, Ballard follows up on a lead from Minns' apartment: a list of names. He finds that they're all children -- special children. Minerva Gordon is blind, Danny Masters is a deaf mute, others are handicapped in various ways. He makes preparations to protect the kids from Minns, to no avail. He then sets up a series of roadblocks on the road to Wichita, where a spaceship is being built. Ballard and Minns have a confrontation at the warehouse. At first, Minns and the others are in the dark about what will happen to the children. Then the alien intelligence reveals the final explanation to Minns and he takes Ballard inside the ship. He finds that the damaged children are whole again, and well. Crutches and leg braces lay on the deck, unneeded. Minerva can see, and Danny can hear and speak. Minns tells Ballard that the atmosphere in the ship duplicates that of the planet they'll be travelling to. And that, if taken off the ship, the children will immediately revert. He says that they will be going to a planet that had been wiped out by a catastrophe, and they would be colonizing the planet. All four of the soldiers would accompany the children. Now that the doubts about their mission have been erased, they all agree readily.moreless
    • The Inheritors (1)
      Episode 10
      11/21/64
      8.6
      A soldier falls in Vietnam, felled by an unusual bullet. Miraculously, he survives long enough to be sent to the US for an operation. Adam Ballard, the Assistant to the Secretary of Science, apprises his boss of the situation. Lt. Minns survived, but now has a second brainwave pattern, much stronger than his own. Just like the other three. All four experience dramatic increases in intelligence, over 200. And new interests: biochemistry, metallurgy, physics and finance. And each seem to be driven to a mysterious goal, unknown even to themselves. Ballard tracks down each of them, or tries to. Conover turns away from the Swedish shipyard where he was working because he seems to sense that Ballard is inside, talking to his supervisor. Ballard learns that Hadley (now in South America searching for the herb rara coelensis) was working on ventilation systems. Conover had devised new alloys which were stronger and lighter than the original metals. And he finds that Renaldo has invented an anti-gravity device. "I've beaten gravity.", he tells Ballard bitterly. He has no joy over his accomplishment. He had no choice in the matter. The unknown mission required that he do it, and he did. Minns, with his interest in finance, is financing the whole operation. And more. He's contacting children, asking them to accompany him. As part one closes, Ballard and other feds have Minns' apartment surrounded.moreless
    • I, Robot
      Episode 9
      11/14/64
      8.3
      A robot is put on trial for the murder of his creator.
    • Wolf 359
      Episode 8
      11/7/64
      6.9
      A college professor recreates the environment of a distant planet in order to study its evolution... which happens quickly.
    • 10/31/64
      7.3
      A manned mission to Mars is menaced by Martian creatures who swim in the planet's sandy soil.
    • Cry of Silence
      Episode 6
      10/24/64
      7.0
      A couple of motorists stranded in the desert are stalked by a bunch of tumbleweeds.
    • 10/17/64
      9.3
      A man with a computer inside of his glass hand attempts to unravel the mystery of who he is, and why genocidal aliens from the future are trying to capture him.
    • Expanding Human
      Episode 4
      10/10/64
      7.3
      A man experimenting with conciousness expansion drugs becomes super-human and not really human at all.
    • Behold, Eck!
      Episode 3
      10/3/64
      6.3
      A scientist invents a pair of glasses which enable him to see and communicate with a two dimensional being.
    • 9/26/64
      6.0
      After returning from a mission to Venus, an astronaut can't seem to stay warm enough and has strange dreams about encountering a wraith-like being outside his spaceship window.
    • Soldier
      Episode 1
      9/19/64
      8.6
      Two soldiers from the future are thrust back through time to the present day.
  • Season 1