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(1963–1965)

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16 Sep. 1963
The Galaxy Being
Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's range, boosts the signal all the way up, unknowingly sucking the alien, who's composed of electricity, into the remote desert town.
 
23 Sep. 1963
The Hundred Days of the Dragon
The election draws near and William Lyons Selby seems destined to win. Elsewhere, the communist nation of dictator Li Kwan has achieved a remarkable breakthrough: a serum that renders human flesh plastic. A simple injection and a process of molding allows an agent to quietly murder Selby and take his place! America has elected a spy to the highest office in that nation. Selby's daughter and his aide suspect all is not right, but have no idea what the real problem is. One thing seems certain: if they can't find out soon, the problem of "who's who" is sure to widen, and...
 
30 Sep. 1963
The Architects of Fear
A secret group of scientists decide to surgically alter one of their members into an 'alien', in order to convince the world that an alien invasion is imminent. They hope that such a threat will force all governments to make peace with one another. However such a complex plan has many vulnerabilities... including the wife of the volunteer.
 
7 Oct. 1963
The Man with the Power
Milquetoast college teacher Harold lacks tenure, and the ability to stand up to anyone, especially his shrewish wife. But after a brain operation so he can aide in a space project to mine asteroids, a giant electrical vortex appears when he's angry at someone, unleashing the earth's Magnetic Fields against the offender. Harold is unaware of the new power of his Id, while the rocket scientists are thrilled at compliant Harold's conscious ability to focus massive energy.
 
14 Oct. 1963
The Sixth Finger
A scientist experimenting with speeding up human evolution, hires on uneducated, but bright Gwyllim, from the nearby Welsh mining town. He proves a devoted lab assistant, but not content to stick to animal subjects, Gwyllim speeds up his own evolution, becoming a super genius with 6 fingers and a huge cranium. With such mental powers does the rebellious, former coal miner acquire equivalent wisdom and maturity too ?
 
28 Oct. 1963
The Man Who Was Never Born
Earth awaits a terrible fate in the far future, so a 20th Century astronaut and a typically hideously malformed future Earthling go back in time hoping to change history. They target a beautiful young woman just before she gives birth to the scientist who created the bio-warfare agent which ravages the future Earth and all humans. But how can the repulsive Andro succeed when he's likely to be shot on sight ?
 
4 Nov. 1963
O.B.I.T.
The Outer Band Individuated Teletracer, or O.B.I.T., is a remarkable technology that can track and monitor any individual, anywhere, for any length of time! When a man is found dead, slumped over the machine, it and the military base where it is in used come under scrutiny. But what no one suspects is who built O.B.I.T. and why. And on that answer may hang the fate of civilization...
 
11 Nov. 1963
The Human Factor
At an isolated military installation in Greenland, Major Brothers (Harry Guardino) has allowed one of his men to die after falling in a crevasse. Suffering from hallucinations, he goes to Dr. Hamilton (Gary Merrill). Hamilton has invented a device that allows him to read the thoughts of another person. Hamilton and Brothers connect via the device, but then a power surge causes the unthinkable: the minds of the two men switch bodies. The deranged Maj. Brothers is bent on destroying the whole base. Unfortunately, his mind is in the psychiatrist's body, and the other base workers know nothing of ...
 
18 Nov. 1963
Corpus Earthling
Parasitic advance guard from outer space strive to kill a physician, the only human who can hear them. Instead the physician believes he's gone insane, because he first heard the aliens right after suffering a concussion in a lab explosion. His wife, the laboratory 's assistant, comforts him, while the lab's geologist is targeted for takeover by the parasites.
 
2 Dec. 1963
Nightmare
A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.
 
9 Dec. 1963
It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
An energy-being, created by accident, overruns an experimental power station. Personnel whom it has killed, are restored to life, with electronically-controlled pacemakers and are forced to service the being, by a fanatical scientist, who pretends to be looking for a way to destroy it. After the force kills a security guard, and a newly-hired scientist, 2 men; the first being the psychologically disturbed brother of the recently-killed hire, the other, a cop, attempt to uncover the station's secret.
 
16 Dec. 1963
The Borderland
After a scientist appears to invent a machine which can contact the afterlife, he convinces a rich man to finance his experiments with the possibility of contacting his benefactor's dead son.
 
23 Dec. 1963
Tourist Attraction
The capture of a legendary, ancient monster in a Latin American lake obsesses a dilettante U.S. adventurer and the country's ego-maniacal military dictator. The adventurer wants glory & fame, the general craves the tourist influx. The amazing powers of the creature, the reverence of locals for it, and the ideals of both countries' scientists stand in the way of the power-crazed adversaries' schemes.
 
30 Dec. 1963
The Zanti Misfits
The perfectionist rulers of the planet Zanti have solved the problem of what to do with their non desirable citizens...they are incapable of executing their own species so they have exiled them to the planet Earth. At a Top Secret Military base in the ghost town of Morgue, California a small group of Air Force officers and guards is awaiting the landing of the Zanti penal ship. They are informed that the Zanti value their privacy and told to leave the ship alone. The military is prepared to comply until a car with a runaway wife and a three time loser named Ben Garth ...
 
6 Jan. 1964
The Mice
An advanced civilization contacts the U.S. to test both worlds' experimental teleportation systems, by exchanging citizens. Fearing the matter transport will fail, U.S. military select a prisoner serving a life sentence, not caring that a murderer's being set loose on Chromos, because it's 10 light years away. But will the ex-boxer escape before the exchange is completed, in the narrow window when the planets are aligned?
 
13 Jan. 1964
Controlled Experiment
Two Martians, equipped with a device for controlling time, try to understand the human phenomena of murder. They choose a crime of passion in the lobby of a shabby hotel. But what seems like a simple assignment rapidly runs out of control.
 
20 Jan. 1964
Don't Open Till Doomsday
A tiny space creature, bent on destruction, is captured by the scientist Mordecai Spazman. His rival, professor Harvey Kry, convinces the media that Spazman's claims are bogus. The vengeful Spazman boxes up the invader's miniature spacecraft as a wedding gift, presenting it to Kry's son. The alien imprisons Harvey Jr. inside the ship, to force Dr. Kry to help him complete his mission.
 
27 Jan. 1964
ZZZZZ
An entomologist is developing a machine to communicate with bees. Unknown to him, a queen bee has taken on human form in order to mate with him to advance her species.
 
3 Feb. 1964
The Invisibles
Aliens plan to take over the U.S. by recruiting disaffected loners who are themselves "invisible" to normal society. The alien crab-like creatures attach themselves to human hosts and control them. The recruits are assigned low-level jobs of highly appointed government officials so they can get the alien in close proximity to them. A U.S intelligence agent infiltrates the alien organization, but it may be too late.
 
10 Feb. 1964
The Bellero Shield
Richard Bellero, a dedicated scientist, is working on experiments involving sending laser beams into outer space. His father, Richard Bellero Sr., believes the scientist isn't strong enough to take over the Bellero business empire. In the meantime, Richard's wife Judith has more than enough ambition for the two of them. Richard, through a freak accident, reels in a being from another dimension with his laser experiment. The being has a small device that can project a shield that no force can penetrate. The alien at first wants to learn all about earth that he can and ...
 
17 Feb. 1964
The Children of Spider County
A government agent seizes young supermen, who are all originally from the same small county in Maryland. All are captured, except one; Ethan, who's facing trumped-up murder charges. Ethan's the only one who wasn't hounded out of Spider County by suspicious locals. The spooks believe the boys had the same father, though each was born to a different mother. Ethan's plotting to escape from the clutches of beady-eyed Sheriff, to avoid an old-fashioned execution.
 
24 Feb. 1964
Specimen: Unknown
Astronauts on an orbiting space station discover a strange and deadly type of plant life. Higher ups are left to consider: should the craft be destroyed with the 4 men aboard, or allowed to land, knowing the plants could destroy all of mankind?
 
2 Mar. 1964
Second Chance
Carnival space ride becomes frighteningly real when an alien bird-man secretly rigs it with actual rockets. The ominous bird-man carefully picks his unknowing crew including the carny ride captain who's a closet intellectual, an angry middle-aged man, and a star high school quarterback accompanied by his adoring buddy and his steady girl.
 
9 Mar. 1964
Moonstone
A lunar exploration team from Earth encounters alien life, and must make a difficult decision.
 
16 Mar. 1964
The Mutant
A scientist visits an isolated expedition on a planet plagued by radioactive dust storms. He discovers that one of the team has been mutated by the dust and gained telepathic powers, which he is using to tyrannize the rest of the colony.
 
23 Mar. 1964
The Guests
A drifter enters a lonely house, unaware that it is actually an alien creature in disguise. Soon he realizes that he is a prisoner, along with several other half-mad inhabitants, but he is determined to escape.
 
30 Mar. 1964
Fun and Games
A distant planet teleports a young man and woman from an apartment building to compete in a gladiatorial contest. For the aliens it's just an amusing jungle reality show, but if the humans fail, Earth will be destroyed. The woman is desperate to save Earth, but the man is a vicious, petty crook on the run, who has little to lose, but doesn't care about humanity's fate.
 
6 Apr. 1964
The Special One
The parents of a child science prodigy are approached by a mysterious official called Mr Zeno, who offers to give him special private tutoring. Unknown to them, Mr Zeno is an alien who wants to use their son's talents for evil.
 
13 Apr. 1964
A Feasibility Study
The inhabitants of a typical suburban street find that they've been abducted by a diseased alien race, which wants to discover if humans will make suitable slaves for them.
 
20 Apr. 1964
Production and Decay of Strange Particles
An accident at a nuclear research facility creates a dimensional doorway in which aliens need to widen to invade our world. A scientist races to discover a way to reverse the damage and close the doorway.
 
27 Apr. 1964
The Chameleon
To save Earth from invasion, scientists alter a human into a replica of one of the aliens. The human subject Mace is a remorseless killer, who easily adapts to any personality required. Giving up his body and life means little to him, he relishes this ultimate test of his chameleon powers. But how much loyalty will the vicious Mace have for his fellow humans?
 
4 May 1964
The Forms of Things Unknown
Two female friends poison a sadistic blackmailer, then while fleeing happen upon an isolated house containing a time machine. Kasha his lover, & Leonora the daughter of the blackmail target, fight to bury him before the idealistic inventor Tone is able to re-animate the murdered man, by tilting him back into the past.
 

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