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Hosted & Narrated by Truman Bradley
Season 1 (ZIV/Syndicated) (1955-56)
Episode Guide   compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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39 episodes
in Color

 
[01] Science Fiction Theatre: BEYOND  (verified -SC)
ZIV
05-Apr-1955

SFT - Beyond 1/3

SFT - Beyond 2/3

SFT - Beyond 3/3
Directed By Herbert L. Strock
Screenplay By Robert Smith and George Van Marter
From A Story By Ivan Tors
Starring:
William Lundigan .............. Fred Gunderman
Bruce Bennett ................. Gen. Troy
Tom Drake ..................... Dr. Everett
Ellen Drew .................... Helen Gunderman
With:
Basil Ruysdael ................ Dr. Carson
Douglas Kennedy .................. Col. Barton
Michael Fox
Robert C. Carson
Mark Lowell
Synopsis:
Airforce officials investigate a claim by a jet pilot that his plane nearly
collided with a UFO. [SC]

[02] Science Fiction Theatre:
TIME IS JUST A PLACE
15-Apr-1955

SFT - Time is Just a Place 1/3

SFT - Time is Just a Place 2/3

SFT - Time is Just a Place 3/3
Don DeFore .................... Al Brown
Peggy O'Connor ................ Ann Heller
Warren Stevens ................ Ted Heller
Marie Windsor ................. Neil Brown

[03] Science Fiction Theatre:
NO FOOD FOR THOUGHT
22-Apr-1955

SFT - No Food for Thought 1/3

SFT - No Food for Thought 2/3

SFT - No Food for Thought - 3/3
Stanley Andrews ............... Simpson
Hal K. Dawson
John Howard ................... Dr. Paul Novak
Otto Kruger ................... Emmanual Hall
Clarence Lung ................. Lee Suyin
Vera Miles .................... Jan Corey
Hank Patterson

[04] Science Fiction Theatre: OUT OF NOWHERE  (verified -SC)
ZIV
29-Apr-1955
Directed By Herbert L. Strock
Screenplay By Donn Mullally
Guest Cast:
Richard Arlen ................. Dr. Osbourne
Elsie Baker
Jess Barker ................... Dr. Jeffties
Craig Duncan .................. Robb
Hal Forest .................... Fleming
Jonathan Hale ................. Dr. Milton
Carlyle Mitchell .............. Kenyon
Irving Mitchell ............... Superintendent
Robert Templeton
Synopsis:
A well-known doctor experimenting with bats concludes that a radar
disrupting device is being used by enemy agents causing the creatures to
crash into buildings. [SC]

 
[05] Science Fiction Theatre: Y.O.R.D.  (verified -SC)
06-May-1955

SFT - YORD 1/3

SFT - YORD 2/3

SFT - YORD 3/3

Directed By Leon Benson
Teleplay by  Leon Benson and  George Van Marter
From A Story by  Ivan Tors  and George Van Marter
Guest Cast:
Judith Ames ................... Edna Miner
John Bryant
Louis Jean Heydt .............. Col. Van Dyke
Clark Howat
DeForest Kelley ............... Capt. Hall, MD
Walter Kingsford .............. Dr. Lawton
Kenneth Tobey ................. Lt. Dunne
Synopsis:
A crises developes at a U.S. Weather Station near the magnetic pole. An eminent
scientist and his assistant are dispatched by the Defense Department to that
location where unintelligible messages have been received and need to be deciphered. [SC]

[06] Science Fiction Theatre: STRANGERS IN THE DESERT (verified -SC)
13-May-1955
Directed By Henry S. Kesler
Teleplay By Curtis Kenyon and Robert Fresco
From A Story By Ivan Tors
Guest Cast:
Ray Bennett
Gene Evans .................... Bud Porter
Lowell Gilmore ................ Ballard
John Mitchum
Marshall Thompson ............. Gil Collins
Synopsis:
Two prospectors encounter a strange energy source in the desert when they come
upon a radioactive eagle and a well-known botanist who mysteriously disappeared. [SC]
 
[07] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE LOST HEARTBEAT (1955.05.19)
Walter Kingsford .............. Dr. John Crane
Pierce Lyden
Thomas McKee
John Mitchum
Zachary Scott ................. Dr. Richard Marshall
Jan Sheppard .................. Joan Crane
Ted Thorpe
Gordon Wynn

[08] Science Fiction Theatre: THE SOUND OF MURDER (1956)(color) (verified -SC)
(1955.05.20)
DIRECTED BY JACK ARNOLD.
SCREENPLAY BY STUART JEROME FROM A STORY BY IVAN TORS.
Guest Cast:
Howard Duff ............ Dr. Tom Mathews
Whit Bissell ........... Grayson
Wheaton Chambers ....... Van Kamp
Olan Soule ............. Wilkins
with:
Russ Conway, Charlotte Lawrence, Paul Peters, Julie Jordan
Christine Larsen, Ruth Perrott, Edward Earle, Charles Maxwell
SYNOPSIS:
DR.TOM MATTHEWS USES HIS SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE TO OVERCOME A FALSE
CHARGE OF MURDER. [SC]

[09] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE BRAIN OF JOHN EMERSON (1955.05.27)
Jackie Blanchard .............. Nurse
Ellen Drew .................... Mrs. Tunrer
Michael Fox ................... Dr. Franklin
Joyce Holden .................. Joan
John Howard ................... John Emerson
Charles Maxwell
Robert F. Simon ............... Damon

[10] Science Fiction Theatre:
SPIDER, INC.. (1955.06.03)
Phil Arnold
Gene Barry .................... Joe Ferguson
Robert Clarke
Frank Hanley
George Meader
Herbert Rudley
Ludwig Stossel
Audrey Totter ................. Ellie Ferguson

[11] Science Fiction Theatre: DEATH AT 2 A.M. (1955.06.10) (verified -SC)
Directed By Henry Kesler
Screenplay By Ellis Marcus From a Story By Ivan Tors
Guest Cast:
Ted de Corsia
Doug Henderson
Skip Homeier .................. Bill Reynolds
Virginia Hunter
John Qualen ................... Sam Avery
Synopsis:
A brilliant biochemist and his assistant are investigated by the police for
the murder of an ex-convict. [SC]

[12] Science Fiction Theatre:
CONVERSATION WITH AN APE (1955.06.17)
Hugh Beaumont ................. Guy Stanton
Paul Birch .................... Pete Lane
Barbara Hale .................. Nancy Stanton

 [13] Science Fiction Theatre:
MARKED "DANGER"  (verified -SC)
ZIV-Ivan Tors prod.
24-Jun-1955
Directed by Leigh Jason [SC]
Screenplay by Jerry Sackheim & Stuart Jerome [SC]
Story by John Burnett [SC]
Guest Cast:
John Alvin
Phyllis Cole
Arthur Franz .................. Fred Strand
Nancy Gates ................... Louis Strand
Otto Kruger ................... Werner Engstrom
Steve Pendleton
John Pickard

[14] Science Fiction Theatre:
HOUR OF NIGHTMARE (1955.07.01)
Lynn Bari ..................... Verda Wingate
Tony Barrett .................. Velasquez
William Bishop ................ Mel Wingate
Christopher Dark .............. Ramon Sanchez
Charles Evans ................. Ed Tratnor

[15] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE STRANGE DR. LOPEZ (1955.07.15)
Madge Cleveland
Donald Curtis ................. Dr. Fred Garner
Edmund Gwenn .................. Dr. Lorenz
Kristine Miller ............... Helen
Hank Patterson
Charles Wagenheim

 
[16] Science Fiction Theatre: ONE HUNDRED YEARS YOUNG (verified -SC)
(aka "Elixir of Life")
ZIV
22-Jul-1955
Directed by Herbert L. Strock [SC]
Screenplay by Jerry Sackheim / From A Story by Arthur Fitz Richards [SC]
Cast:
John Abbott ................... John Bowers
John Archer ................... Mike Redding
Larry Hudson
Ruth Hussey ................... Bernice Knight
Charles Meredith

[17] Science Fiction Theatre: THE FROZEN SOUND  (verified -SC)
ZIV
29-Jul-1955
Directed By Leigh Jason
Screenplay By Norman Jolley From A Story By Norman Jolley and Ivan Tors
Guest Cast:
Ray Collins ................... Milton Otis
Marilyn Erskine ............... Linda Otis
Michael Fox ................... Dr. Gordon
Elizabeth Patterson
Marshall Thompson ............. David Masters
Synopsis:
U.S. Department Of Defense officials must cope with the kidnapping of a
government scientist by foreign agents who was working on a top-secret
research project. [SC]

[18] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE STONES BEGAN TO MOVE (1955.08.12)
Russ Conway
Richard Flato ................. Ahmed Abdullah
Jonathan Hale ................. Morton Archer
Basil Rathbone ................ Victor Berenson
Robin Short
Carol Thurston
Helen Van Camp
Jean Willes ................... Virginia Kinkaid

[19] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE WORLD BELOW (1955.08.26)
Tol Avery ..................... Prof. Weaver
Gene Barry .................... Capt. Forrester
Marguerite Chapman ............ Jean Forrester
Paul Dubov
George Eldredge
George Mather
John Phillips
William Stout
James Waters

 
[20] Science Fiction Theatre: BARRIER OF SILENCE (verified -SC)
ZIV
09-Sep-1955
Directed By Leon Benson
Screenplay By Lou Huston
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Coates ................ Karen Sheldon
John Doucette ................. Neilson
Charles Maxwell ............... Thornton
Adolphe Menjou ................ Dr. Elliot Harcourt
Warren Stevens ................ Prof. Sheldon
Synopsis:
While working on a top-secret project, a U.S. scientist vanishes and reappears two
weeks later showing signs of possibly being brainwashed. [SC]

[21] Science Fiction Theatre: THE NEGATIVE MAN (verified -SC)
ZIV
16-Sep-1955
Directed By Henry Kesler
Screenplay By Thelma Schnee From a Story By Ivan Tors
Guest Cast:
Dane Clark .................... Vic Murphy
Beverly Garland ............... Sally Torens
Carl Switzer .................. Pete
Tom Daly
Peter Davis
Joe Forte
David Alpert
Pat Miller
Robert F. Simon
Synopsis:
An electrician working in a lab accidently recieves a large jolt of electricity,
and later experiencies a high level of genius and senses that no other living
person has ever encountered. [SC]

[22] Science Fiction Theatre: DEAD RECKONING (verified -SC)
ZIV
23-Sep-1955
Directed By Herbert L. Strock
Screenplay By Gene Levitt
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie .................. David Kramer
James Craig ................... Capt. John Berry
Everett Glass ................. Dr. Millard
Arthur Lewis .................. Sgt. Cooper
Arlene Whelan ................. Evelyn Raleigh
Adam Williams ................. Lt. Bookman
Frank Gerstle
Tom Anthony
Synopsis:
An Air Force pilot is assigned to fly a plane on a non-stop flight to the Artic.
His mission is to deliver a famous meteorologist and his assistant to a polar airbase. [SC]
 
[23] Science Fiction Theatre:
A VISIT FROM DR. PLINY (1955.09.30)
Morris Ankrum ................. George Halsey
Juney Ellis
Victoria Fox
Edmund Gwenn .................. Dr. Pliny
Marilyn Saris
William Schallert ............. Thomas
John Stephenson ............... Dr. Brewster
Howard Wright

[24] Science Fiction Theatre:
DEAD STORAGE (1955.10.07)
Virginia Bruce ................ Dr. Myrna Griffith
Booth Colman .................. Dr. McLeod
Walter Coy .................... Warren Keith
Robert H. Harris .............. Dr. Robinson
Doug Henderson ................ Dr. Avery

[25] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE STRANGE PEOPLE AT PECOS (1955.10.14)
Judith Ames ................... Amy Kern
Paul Birch
Doris Dowling ................. Celia Jamison
Arthur Franz .................. Jeff Jamison
Barry Froner .................. Junior Jamison
Andrew Glick .................. Terry Jamison
Dabbs Greer ................... Arthur Kern
Hank Patterson
Beverly Washburn .............. Laurie
James Westerfield

[26] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE HUMAN EQUATION (1955.10.21)
Peter Adams ................... Dr. Clements
Marjorie Bennett
Jean Byron .................... Nan Guild
MacDonald Carey ............... Dr. Lee Seward
Tom Mckee ..................... Dr. Upton
George Meader
Michael Winkelman

[27] Science Fiction Theatre:
TARGET HURRICANE (1955.10.28)
John Bryant
Ray Collins ................... Hugh Fredericks
John Doucette
Robert Griffin ................ Walter Bronson
Gary Marshall ................. Bobby Tyler
Marshall Thompson ............. James Tyler
Margaret Tyler ................ Julie Tyler
Will J. White

[28] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE WATER MAKER (1955.11.04)
Virginia Gray ................. Sheila Dunlap
John Mitchum
Craig Stevens ................. David Brooks
William Talman ................ Norman Conway
Elmore Vincent

[29] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE UNEXPLORED (1955.11.11)
George Crise
George Eldredge
Paul Hahn
Madge Kennedy ................. Mrs. Canby
Ruta Lee
Osa Massen .................... Julie Bondar
Kent Smith .................... Prof. Alex Bondar
Harvey Stephens ............... Henry Stark

[30] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE HASTING SECRET (1955.11.18)
Morris Ankrum ................. Dr. Clausen
Barbara Hale .................. Pat Hastings
Bill Williams ................. Bill Twinning

[31] Science Fiction Theatre:
POSTCARD FROM BARCELONA (1955.11.25)
Keefe Brasselle ............... Edward Burton
Charles Cane
Cyril Delevanti
Walter Kingsford .............. Dr. Cole
Christine Larsen .............. Nina Keller

[32] Science Fiction Theatre:
FRIEND OF A RAVEN (1955.12.02)
Isa Ashdown
Virginia Bruce ................ Jean Gordon
Charles Cane .................. Frank Jenkins
William Ching ................. Walter Daniels
Richard Eyer .................. Tim Daniels
Bernard Phillips .............. Dr. Hoster

[33] Science Fiction Theatre:
BEYOND RETURN (1955.12.09)
Toni Carroll
Tom DeGraffenried
Kay Faylen
Peter Hansen .................. Dr. Dan Scott
Dennis Moore
Alan Reynolds
Zachary Scott ................. Dr. Erwin Bach
James Seay
Lizz Slifer
Joan Vohs ..................... Kyra Zelas

[34] Science Fiction Theatre:
BEFORE THE BEGINNING (1955.12.16)
Judith Ames ................... Kate Donaldson
Dane Clark .................... Ken Donaldson
Ted de Corsia
Phillip Pine .................. Norman Heller
Emerson Treacy

[35] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE LONG DAY (1955.12.23)
Raymond Bailey
George Brent .................. Sam Gilmore
Steve Brodie .................. Robert Barton
Jean Byron .................... Laura Gilmore
Michael Garth
Brad Jackson
DeForest Kelley
Addison Richards
Carol Thurston
Michael Winkelman

[36] Science Fiction Theatre:
PROJECT 44 (1956.01.06)
Vicki Bakker
Tom Bernard
Toni Carroll
Doris Dowling ................. Janice Morgan
Ken Drake
Biff Elliot ................... Ed Garrett
Mary Munday
Bob Nelson
Amanda Webb
Bill Williams ................. Arnold Bryan
Mack Williams

[37] Science Fiction Theatre:
ARE WE INVADED? (1956.01.20)
Richard Erdman ................ Seth Turner
Anthony Eustral ............... Galleon
Leslie Gaye ................... Barbara Arnold
Paul Hahn
Pat O'Brien ................... Walter Arnold

[38] Science Fiction Theatre:
OPERATION FLYPAPER (1956.02.03)
John Eldredge ................. John Vollard
George Eldredge ............... David Vollard
Dabbs Greer ................... MacNamara
Mauritz Hugo
Kristine Miller ............... Alma Ford
Vincent Price ................. Philip Redmond
William Vaughn

[39] Science Fiction Theatre:
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON (1956.02.17)
Peter Davis
Peter Dunne
Beverly Garland ............... Katey Kersten
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Hahn
Bill Henry
Skip Homeier .................. Larry Kersten
Philip Ober ................... Carl Schneider
Mack Williams

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