A deadly alien force is brought to Earth by a US astronaut after a space orbit through the Van Allen belt.






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Series cast summary:
William Dexter ...
 Sir Robert Nailer (6 episodes, 1962)
Ray Roberts ...
 Dr. Alan Tullis (6 episodes, 1962)
June Tobin ...
 Lady Nailer (6 episodes, 1962)
Joan Frank ...
 Mrs. Stone (5 episodes, 1962)
Frederick Treves ...
 Anderson / ... (5 episodes, 1962)
Laura Graham ...
 Pam (4 episodes, 1962)
Keith Anderson ...
 Van Heusen (3 episodes, 1962)
Paul Bacon ...
 General Nant (3 episodes, 1962)
Ian Clark ...
 Royston (3 episodes, 1962)
John Collin ...
 Enders / ... (3 episodes, 1962)
Fred Ferris ...
 Det. Supt. Allison (3 episodes, 1962)
 Kemble / ... (3 episodes, 1962)
John Graham ...
 Radio announcer (3 episodes, 1962)
Raymond Mason ...
 Jeff Murray (3 episodes, 1962)
Susan Purdie ...
 Janet Nailer (3 episodes, 1962)
Rex Robinson ...
 Policeman / ... (3 episodes, 1962)
Frank Shelley ...
 Mathews (3 episodes, 1962)
George Street ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Stroud (3 episodes, 1962)


The Big Pull begins quietly, as all good SF does, with a great scientific triumph of men in space being successfully returned home. Soon, however, things go wrong with the astronauts disappearing. They disappear in pairs, but then one comes back with aspects of both himself and the pair. In time more go through this process and it is realized that each time it happens the number of victims doubles what the amount of time between events halves. Eventually the original victim(s) give an explanations as to what is happening. It is part of a great cosmic battle between two factions called Joutous(?) and Eurotous(?), the process being preparation for the Earth to be adsorbed into one of the cosmic factions. The last thing to be seen are our hero's dead and panic setting in across the world. This was produced at the time of the cold war so the analogy between the USSR and USA is obvious - at least it is now. This is one of the great "Lost Gems" of television science fiction. It has managed ... Written by Martin Collins

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9 June 1962 (UK)  »

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All six episodes of this series are believed to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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This scared me stiff as a child, but I loved it.
15 February 2002 | by (Oxford,England) – See all my reviews

This was the first thing I ever remember seeing on TV. I was 9 years old and we had just got a TV set in our house. I was riveted by this program, and ,although it scared me silly, I would wait avidly for the next episode. I have not seen it since then, but it started a love affair for me with any science fiction , both on TV and in the film world.

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