Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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A Visit from Dr. Pliny 

Quirky strangers appear at the research institute. They have curious ideas, and unexplained knowledge. Local researchers aren't sure if they are legitimate or if they are dangerous nuts. What will happen if they are allowed into the lab?

Director:

Henry S. Kesler

Writer:

Sloan Nibley (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
Edmund Gwenn ... Dr. Pliny
William Schallert ... Mr. Thomas
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Peterson
John Stephenson ... Dr. Brewster
Morris Ankrum ... George Halsey
Marilyn Saris Marilyn Saris ... Ruth
Howard Wright Howard Wright ... Dr. Miller
Victoria Fox Victoria Fox ... British Institute Receptionist
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Quirky strangers appear at the research institute. They have curious ideas, and unexplained knowledge. Local researchers aren't sure if they are legitimate or if they are dangerous nuts. What will happen if they are allowed into the lab?

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Usual Stupid Know-It-Alls!
14 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Edmund Gwynn and William Shallert show up at a lab, ready to show the scientists how to capture energy from invisible particles, traveling through space. Gwynn is obviously from some place in outer space but because he is lacking time, never mentions this to anyone. By the way, Shallert has the weirdest sideburns in the history of television. Gwynn charms his way into the lab of a respected scientist and proceeds to show him unbelievable things. Of course, the forces of stupidity enter and screw everything up. These are the naysayers who are more concerned with the idiosyncrasies of the old man that anything he could teach them. The point of this episode is to teach us about cosmic rays and their effect, but that's not what it ultimately does. See it. At your peril.


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