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Seasons:
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Release Date:
20 January 1959 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
"What you are about to see is a matter of human record. Explain it: we cannot. Disprove it: we cannot. We simply invite you to explore with us the amazing world of the Unknown ... to take that One Step ... Beyond."
Plot:
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing... See more »
User Reviews:
Worthwhile program deserves to be on view again. See more (37 total) »

Cast

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John Newland ... Himself - Host (95 episodes, 1959-1961)
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Series Directed by
John Newland (94 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Lawrence B. Marcus (72 episodes, 1959-1961)
Merwin Gerard (68 episodes, 1959-1961)
Martin Benson (14 episodes, 1961)
Don Mankiewicz (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Gabrielle Upton (6 episodes, 1960)
Collier Young (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Derry Quinn (4 episodes, 1961)
Catherine Turney (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Michael Plant (3 episodes, 1959)
Charles Larson (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jerome Gruskin (3 episodes, 1960)
Paul David (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Charles Beaumont (2 episodes, 1959)
Francis M. Cockrell (2 episodes, 1959)
Gail Ingram (2 episodes, 1959)
Russell Beggs (2 episodes, 1960)
Joseph Petracca (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
Collier Young .... producer (77 episodes, 1959-1961)
Merwin Gerard .... associate producer (69 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Harry Lubin (70 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Dale Deverman (82 episodes, 1959-1961)
Brendan J. Stafford (11 episodes, 1961)
Lionel Banes (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henry Berman (79 episodes, 1959-1961)
Derek Chambers (11 episodes, 1961)
John Baxter Rogers (2 episodes, 1959)
Spencer Reeve (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Casting by
Jasper Russel (35 episodes, 1959-1960)
Barry Gray (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
George W. Davis (64 episodes, 1959-1961)
William Ferrari (41 episodes, 1959-1960)
Addison Hehr (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
William A. Horning (15 episodes, 1959)
Frank White (13 episodes, 1961)
Feild M. Gray (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
Philip Barber (7 episodes, 1959)
Hans Peters (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (81 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jack Mills (77 episodes, 1959-1961)
F. Keogh Gleason (4 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Alice Holmes .... hair stylist / hairdresser (6 episodes, 1961)
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1961)
William Tuttle .... makeup artist / makeup creator (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom McCrory .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1959-1960)
Donald C. Klune .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1959-1961)
Stanley Goldsmith .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1959)
David Tomblin .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1961)
Robert Saunders .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959)
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)

Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Leo M. Langlois .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor / sound (64 episodes, 1959-1961)
John Bramall .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1961)
A.W. Watkins .... sound supervisor / supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunt double: Larry Gates (1 episode, 1961)
John Indrisano .... stunt double: Charles Bronson (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Lowin .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1961)

Dennis Fraser .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barry Gray .... casting (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leonard Mann .... wardrobe / costumer (7 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Music Department
Harry Lubin .... music supervisor / music by / ... (13 episodes, 1959-1961)
Gilbert D. Marchant .... music editor (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Other crew
Ivan Klapper .... special consultant / technical consultant (63 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor (41 episodes, 1959-1961)
Peter Marriott .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1961)
Doris Martin .... continuity (5 episodes, 1961)
Andrija Puharich .... special consultant / technical consultant (3 episodes, 1960-1961)

Elizabeth Wilcox .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alcoa Presents" - USA (alternative title)
"One Step Beyond" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
25 min (96 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Through an oversight, Worldvision didn't renew the copyrights on most episodes of this series when they expired in the late 1980s, and they thus fell into the public domain. Since royalties didn't have to be paid to Worldvision, the result was a revival of the series on UHF and cable television and on VHS and DVD. Since well-worn syndication prints were and are typically used by those media, the results often leave something to be desired, quality-wise.See more »
Quotes:
John Newland:[closing statement] Next week, and every week, we'll be bringing you the personal records of the rarest kind of human experience: man's adventure in the world of the unknown, that mysterious psychic world beyond our five senses. This is your invitation to take with us that astonishing... one step beyond.See more »
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Referenced in Highlander (1986)See more »

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36 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Worthwhile program deserves to be on view again., 19 December 2003
Author: BrentCarleton



This is a very worthy program that deserves revival, (preferably on DVD from 35 mm stock or original negatives). Comparisons with "The Twilight Zone" are really not terribly helpful inasmuch as they each have separate entertainment objectives.

"One Step Beyond" purports to dramatize actual psychic experiences. In this sense, its writers would have been working to depict (allegedly anyhow) first hand experiences with ESP etc.

Irrespective of the truth of this, the show possesses a very singular, outre quality, quite unlike "TZ". Anyone seriously interested (academically or otherwise) in the paranormal would likely find this show of interest.

A great deal of the oppressive mood of the episodes can be credited to Mr. Lubin's music, (some of which was released on LP--this is definately a record you should seek out)most especially the title theme.

Mr. Newland made for an urbane and elegantly clad host, whose nebulous persona fit the mood of the episodes snugly. Not only was he personally interested in the paranormal, but he had a long stage, TV and film career already underway by 1959. Amongst other things, he was frequently featured on the excellent, "Loretta Young Show," and directed a film starring John Beale as a heart attack victim, (sorry the title escapes me at the moment).

At all events, "Alcoa Presents One Step Beyond" merits reappraisal.

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