A ship tasked with retrieving a malfunctioning Venus probe runs into issues when the scientist in charge, a friend of McCauley's insists on going despite previously disobeying McCauley's orders.




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Episode cast overview:
Joyce Taylor ...
Mary McCauley
Dr. Guthrie Durlock
Lorrie Sigmund
Major Hardwin
Mark Houston ...
Lt. Walker
Robert O'Connor ...
Sgt. Sparkman


Dr. Guthrie Durlock is a shy scientist dedicated to his work, building an unmanned Venus rocket to gather readings. When he disobeys McCauley's orders on the moon, the colonel refuses to let Durlock accompany him on the mission to retrieve the probe. Durlock goes over McCauley's head to go on the mission, but the crew soon finds itself in danger when they discover that the Venus rocket has become magnetically charged. Written by Gislef

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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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When Durlock is magnetically pinned to the Venus rocket, his right arm is extended high above his head, his right leg is pinned halfway up the side of the rocket, and he is several feet from the hatch. In the next shot, his right arm is lower, his right leg is now even with his left, and he is now on top of the hatch. See more »


Col. Edward McCauley: Why don't you wait at my house? It might be a long one. I promised Mary an afternoon home with the barbecue.
Dr. Guthrie Durlock: Might disobey orders.
Col. Edward McCauley: In my backyard, you can issue them.
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