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Seasons:
1 | 2 | unknown
Release Date:
9 April 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Strange stories based on true facts that will amaze and intrigue you.
Plot:
In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's... See more »
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 (From Variety - Film News. 20 February 2014, 5:41 PM, PST)

Blu-ray Release: The Colossus of New York
 (From Disc Dish. 11 April 2012, 2:29 PM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
A prompt to think.... See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 114)
Truman Bradley ... Narrator / ... (79 episodes, 1955-1957)
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Series Directed by
Herbert L. Strock (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
Paul Guilfoyle (15 episodes, 1955-1957)
Eddie Davis (13 episodes, 1955-1957)
Henry S. Kesler (7 episodes, 1955)
Tom Gries (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leigh Jason (5 episodes, 1955)
Jack Arnold (4 episodes, 1955)
Leon Benson (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Herzberg (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Alvin Ganzer (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Writing credits
Ivan Tors (23 episodes, 1955-1956)
Stuart Jerome (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lou Huston (8 episodes, 1955-1957)
Arthur Weiss (6 episodes, 1955-1957)
Doris Gilbert (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Norman Jolley (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lee Hewitt (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ellis Marcus (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hendrik Vollaerts (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jerry Sackheim (4 episodes, 1955)
Robert Smith (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Robert M. Fresco (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tom Gries (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sloan Nibley (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thelma Schnee (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Richard Joseph Tuber (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
George Van Marter (2 episodes, 1955)
Meyer Dolinsky (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Asness (2 episodes, 1956)
Peter R. Brooke (2 episodes, 1956)
Joel Rapp (2 episodes, 1956)
Eric Freiwald (1 episode, 1955-1958)

Laurence Heath (unknown episodes)
George Kenyon (unknown episodes)
Jack Rock (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ivan Tors .... producer (15 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frederick W. Ziv .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1955-1956)

Maurice Ziv .... executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Shaindlin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Curt Fetters (31 episodes, 1955-1957)
Robert Hoffman (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Monroe P. Askins (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
John B. Woelz (29 episodes, 1955-1957)
Thomas Scott (16 episodes, 1955-1957)
W. Duncan Mansfield (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles Craft (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Asa Boyd Clark (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Ferrari (1 episode, 1955)

Robert Kinoshita (unknown episodes)
Willard Kirkham (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce MacDonald (21 episodes, 1955-1957)
Clarence Steensen (15 episodes, 1956)
Vin Taylor (11 episodes, 1955)
Lucien Hafley (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lyle B. Reifsnider (5 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Makeup Department
George Gray .... makeup artist (42 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Production Management
Ivan Tors .... in charge of production / executive in charge of production (55 episodes, 1955-1957)
Barry Cohon .... production supervisor (28 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Stein .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1955-1957)
Donald Verk .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harry Jones .... second assistant director / assistant director (8 episodes, 1955)
Bobby Ray .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bert Chervin .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1955)
Ralph Slosser .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1955)
Joe Wonder .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1955)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bert Glazer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1956)
Jay Sandrich .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1956)
Edmond F. Bernoudy .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1955)
Richard McWhorter .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1955)
Willard Kirkham .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956)

Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Mack V. Wright .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Max Pittman .... property master (55 episodes, 1955-1957)
Jack T. Collis .... set designer (34 episodes, 1955-1956)
Archie Hall .... construction chief (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Kinoshita .... set designer (14 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ygnacio Sepulveda .... property master (3 episodes, 1956)
Victor E. Petrotta Sr. .... assistant prop man / props (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Eugene C. Stone .... assistant property master / property master (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Sound Department
Quinn Martin .... audio supervisor (34 episodes, 1955-1957)
Garry A. Harris .... sound mixer (33 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jay Ashworth .... sound mixer / audio supervisor (24 episodes, 1955-1957)
Gus Galvin .... sound supervisor / sound editor (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sidney Sutherland .... sound editor / sound supervisor (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
Monroe Martin .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1955-1957)
Elmer Haglund .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bill Flannery .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Larry Golding .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 1955)
Robert Post .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1955)
Chuck Overhulser .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1956)
Lawrence Kaufman .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Philip Mitchell .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jim Flannery .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1955)
Herman Lewis .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects / special scientific effects (59 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard L. Rawlings .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1955-1956)
Donald Tait .... video supervisor (26 episodes, 1956-1957)
Mel Bledsoe .... grip (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
James Bell .... assistant camera / assistant cameraman / ... (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Carl Miksch .... grip / key grip (8 episodes, 1955-1957)
F. Bud Mautino .... second camera / second cameraman (6 episodes, 1955)
Edward E. Nugent .... assistant camera / first assistant cameraman (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
S.H. Barton .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
John Millman .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1955)
Joe Wharton .... chief set electrician / gaffer (3 episodes, 1955)
Monroe P. Askins .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1955)
Coley Kessinger .... grip (2 episodes, 1955)
Ted Mathew .... grip (2 episodes, 1955)
Harold Kraus .... electrician (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe / assistant costume designer (48 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frank Tauss .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Editorial Department
Donald Tait .... editorial supervisor (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Joe Inge .... music editor (2 episodes, 1957)

Ray Bloch .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Hayes Pagel .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joe Wonder .... production coordinator / production supervisor (47 episodes, 1955-1957)
Maxwell Smith .... scientific advisor: electronics and radar operation / scientific advisor: electronics and radiation / ... (40 episodes, 1955-1956)
Donald Tait .... film coordinator (28 episodes, 1955-1956)
Larry Lund .... script supervisor (27 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jean Lippman .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1956-1957)
Billy Vernon .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1955)
Helen Gailey .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1955)
Jane Fricker .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1955)
Wandra Ramsey .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Joe Franklin .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1956)

Noreen Cantrell .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
25 min (78 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (season 2) | Color (season 1)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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 then it did.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines of each episode]
Host:How do you do, ladies and gentlemen? I'm your host, Truman Bradley. Let me show you something interesting.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Back to the Future (1985)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A prompt to think...., 2 June 2003
Author: dlaske from Illinois

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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