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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 »
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The most Frightening television series ever !!!! 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 (92 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:
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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:[episode introduction] 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.See more »
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Referenced in Highlander (1986)See more »

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The most Frightening television series ever !!!!, 16 July 2003
Author: penwil09 from Cerritos, CA.

I am a connoisseur of "horror" movies/series, and have seen them all since the 1950s, but One Step Beyond remains the scariest of all the series. The only one that came close was Boris Karloffs'-Thriller! John Newlands' beginning monologue reels you in, to have you gripping the arms of your chair during the story, too scared out of your wits to even move, then having the story ending to Mr.Newlands epilogue to further heighten your anxiety of being too fearful to go to sleep!! Unlike..Twilight Zone, Hitchcock, Night Gallery,Tales from the Crypt, Outer Limits and X-Files which ALL have humorous episodes which discount their "scare-quotient", and leaves you disappointed....however "O.S.B."satisfies the most discriminating of "scary-movie" tastes !!! O.S.B never had one "hokey" episode that would tickle your funny bone and that is what makes for excellent scare tactics. I wish they had this series on DVD !!!

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