Science Fiction Theatre: Season 2, Episode 15

Beam of Fire (27 Jul. 1956)

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A scientist developing an energy source allowing interplanetary travel, is killed in his lab after a mysterious phone call. Security is tightened on the surviving scientist on the project, ... See full summary »

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Truman Bradley ...
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Capt. Steve Conway
Frank Gerstle ...
Col. Davis
Harlan Warde ...
Dr. Lindstrom
Leonard Mudie ...
Dr. John Bellow
John Dennis
William Vaughn ...
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Paul Harber
Bruce Payne ...
Dr. Hunter
George Pembroke ...
Dr. Benton
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A scientist developing an energy source allowing interplanetary travel, is killed in his lab after a mysterious phone call. Security is tightened on the surviving scientist on the project, but he also dies after a phone call. An unknown ray had been aimed at both men, possibly coming from an intelligent being discouraging our space travels. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Where the Sun's Rays Meet/Where the Sons Raise Meat
19 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are going to kill people with a death ray, shouldn't there be a reason for it. This sappy delivery brings us incineration without representation. A couple of scientists get barbecued for some reason. The problem is the why and the wherefore. Another issue is the precision of the primitive device the "aliens" (I think they're aliens) use would be about as accurate as throwing a rock. The solution is equally inadequate. This is as complicated as a few psychotic teenagers burning ants with a magnifying glass. Actually, that's more sophisticated. See for yourself. I don't mean to be unkind, but this looks like it was written in half an hour and handed to the actors. They do have some real fire.


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