Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments the government sends him on. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1960   1959  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Robot Monster (1953)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker
Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett
Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris
The Westerner (TV Series 1960)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook
Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert
The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dr. Glenn Barton (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments the government sends him on. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El desafío del hombre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Put a fire in my early adolescent belly
4 September 2000 | by (Lowell, Mich. U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

My precocious cousin and I were avid watchers of this Friday (?) night show. The space programme was in its enthusiastic first blush, and was undoubtedly the inspiration for the series. I believe that my cousin turned to a lot of physical self-punishment under the inspiration of THE MAN AND THE CHALLENGE (younger and reckless at 12) to show that he too could "take it." It was from the series that I learned the term "human factors research." I was going to be a scientist, then.

Thinking back, however, I can see why the show was so short-lived. Some of the adventures were definitely contrived -- working from 40 years' memory -- and there were not enough interesting principals, even the hero. One could not delve TOO much into the science, and at bottom it had little mass appeal.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?