Men Into Space (1959–1960)

TV Series  -   -  Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 19 user

The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 19 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 142 titles
created 31 Jan 2013
 
a list of 115 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Men Into Space" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Men Into Space (1959–1960)

Men Into Space (1959–1960) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Men Into Space.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1960   1959  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Directors: Lester Wm. Berke, William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine
Rampage (1963)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A German zoo hires two hunters to catch a rare breed of panther in Malaysia. The girlfriend of one of the hunters accompanies them on their hunt, which tenses the situation as the other ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Elsa Martinelli, Jack Hawkins
Checkmate (1960–1962)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A stone-encrusted body is unearthed at Pompeii, and people left alone with it keep dying of crushed skulls...

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara
Tales of Frankenstein (TV Short 1958)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make... See full summary »

Director: Curt Siodmak
Stars: Anton Diffring, Helen Westcott, Don Megowan
Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox
Climax! (1954–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes
Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson
Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke
Tombstone Territory (TV Series 1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard
Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Action | Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
William Lundigan ...
 Col. Edward McCauley (38 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edit

Storyline

The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Challenge  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(38 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Each episode of this series was budgeted at $50,000. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: No matter where he travels, one thing will always be the same: man himself. Human nature will not change in the strange outposts of space. There will always be love and hate, courage and fear, and even greed. This is the story of an expedition to a distant world that was brought to the brink of disaster by one man's greed.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cool Sci-Fi for the period
8 March 2002 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

This show was another that vanished after one season but appealed to the imaginations of kids with unfamiliar concepts as weightlessness and a "hard vacuum". The show featured the McCauley character and crew blasting off on missions in a standardized multistage (?) vehicle, and doing space walks, rendezvous and powered landings. One episode had McCauley rescue a colleague on a very small asteroid doomed for destruction. As they departed the asteroid, the viewer sees petroglyphic markings on the space rock evidently left by an alien civilization (is this the episode titled "Is There Another Civilization?"). Shows of this genre inspired a generation of scientists and science buffs.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A stimulating show! ohomen171
Wm. Lundigan space helmet! jeffreyholmes
Midnight Cowboy connection gregb860704
Some episode summaries. zeiram3
Names of Two Shows... ronaldwvaughan
space probes to Ceres + Pluto mickeyone
Discuss Men Into Space (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?