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Science Fiction Theatre 

In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space flight, UFO's and mental telepathy. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Every story is based on scientific facts dramatically demonstrated by your host...Truman Bradley. (Trade paper ad). See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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9 April 1955 (USA)  »

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In contrast to the standard procedure in the 1960s, the first season was filmed in color and to cut costs the second season was in black & white. The producers had originally thought that color TV would progress faster than it did. See more »

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[last lines of each episode]
Host: I hope you enjoyed our story. We'll be back one week from today with another exciting adventure from the world of fiction and science. Untill then, this is your host, Truman Bradley, saying, see you next week.
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A prompt to think....
2 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Saturday night were not the same unless I and my friends watched Truman Bradley with his sonorous introdyctions to thoughtful, CLEAN, decent, law-abiding stories. On Mondays in school we would all buzz likes busy bees telling each other how we would change the story...and well as look up in some ponderous encyclopedia the information we gleaned from the program; was there really a star called Alpha-Centauri A? To mimic the laboratry scenic design, I stuck an icepick into the center of a Lloyd Harris pie pan and created my own "radar" antenna- Wow!!! It looked JUST LIKE MR. BRADLEY'S! The program inspired my curiosity about things scientific and I also began to memorize the names and faces of the character actors. I finally found some of the programs on CDs and ordered them immediately. How my brain was re-stimulated and pleasurized by those episodes. Thank science that we denizens of the Theatre's fantasy-land can now enjoy Mr. Bradley and those wonderful stories.


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