Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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A new rocket fuel is being developed to power the XF, a jet capable of traveling faster Mach 2. During a test, a craft moving faster than the XF is encountered and the pilot ejects. His ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert L. Strock

Writers:

Robert Smith (screenplay), Ivan Tors (story) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
William Lundigan ... Maj. Fred Gunderman
Bruce Bennett ... Gen. Troy
Tom Drake ... Dr. James Everett
Ellen Drew ... Helen Gunderman
Basil Ruysdael ... Prof. Samuel Carson
Douglas Kennedy ... Col. R.J. Barton
Michael Fox ... Radar Man
Robert Carson ... Capt. Ferguson
Mark Lowell Mark Lowell ... Radio Operator (as Mark Lowell)
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A new rocket fuel is being developed to power the XF, a jet capable of traveling faster Mach 2. During a test, a craft moving faster than the XF is encountered and the pilot ejects. His report of the event is questioned. An inquiry follows. Written by julslakeheath

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1955 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Foo Fighters?
8 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I recall this series when I was quite young. I remember that I was really intrigued by the scientific explanations that were then extrapolated into an adventure of some sort. Some of them were quite dull, but there was always a connection to be made. In this episode, a test pilot using a new fuel in his experimental jet, goes at a tremendous speed and ejects when he sees a rocket-like entity approaching the plane. The rest of the episode involves his ability to explain what he knows happens to a group of naysayers. He even visits a world renowned expert on flying saucers. We get a Carl Sagan kind of explanation of the cosmos and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. It's a simple story, but given the budding interest in astronomy at this time, it packed a pretty good wallop. It might be pointed out that this preceded the scare that took place due to the Soviet launch of Sputnik.


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