Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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Signals from the Moon 

An ambassador is shot by a would-be assassin. To remove the bullet, a surgeon needs to consult a colleague on a cruise ship in the Pacific. Scientists bounce a TV signal off the moon to the ship so he can watch and direct the operation.

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General Frank Terrance
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Dr. Edwards
Robert Shield ...
Dr. Robert Werth (as Bob Shield)
Don Brodie ...
Baxter
Alfred Linder ...
Pandit Chandra Singh
Steven Ritch ...
Dr. Richard Patterson
Bhupesh Guha ...
Assassin (as Bhupesh Ch. Guha)
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An ambassador is shot by a would-be assassin. To remove the bullet, a surgeon needs to consult a colleague on a cruise ship in the Pacific. Scientists bounce a TV signal off the moon to the ship so he can watch and direct the operation.

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23 November 1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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In 1946 Operation Diana bounced radar signals off the Moon, and by 1955 Operation Moonbounce had established the use of the Moon as a radio communication relay. Shortly after this episode aired, Sputnik launched the age of artificial communication satellites. Today, bouncing radio communication off the Moon is done by amateur radio operators. See more »

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This Would Never Happen
22 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

A scientist from India gets shot after requesting that he be left alone, without a bodyguard. Now they need to remove a bullet from his head or face a major international incident. The only doctor who has the knowledge to operate is 5000 miles away on a Hawaiian vacation. There is a surgeon who can do the work but does not have the insight. So they set up a connection, using great power and bouncing a TV signal off the moon. The use of satellites comes later, but the concept is valid. What is incomprehensible is that they use the power grid and shut down the power to millions of people. Can you imagine the panic. Not to mention just how important this guy is. Sometimes things got so far fetched it was impossible to pay attention to the science.


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