Science Fiction Theatre: Season 1, Episode 21

The Negative Man (16 Sep. 1955)

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After an accident in a laboratory, an electrician develops superior intelligence and super-human sensory powers.



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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ...
Host / Narrator
Vic Murphy
Sally Torens
Robert F. Simon ...
Prof. Norman Stern (as Robert Simon)
Joseph Forte ...
(as Joe Forte)
Patrick Miller ...
Joe (as Pat Miller)
David Alpert ...
Tom Daly
Peter Davis ...


After an accident in a laboratory, an electrician develops superior intelligence and super-human sensory powers.

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Drama | Sci-Fi




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16 September 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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This Episode Is So Negative!
14 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After near electrocution by a big computer, Dane Clark gains some sort of enhanced set of senses. His hearing is heightened. He becomes aware of the problems of a young woman, whose conversation with a boyfriend he has "listened in" on. He can't sleep because of his affliction and the girl thinks he's a peeping Tom or worse, a stalker. He seeks professional help from a college professor who is amazed at his powers. Eventually, he stops a suicide attempt because he hears a gas jet on a stove, hissing. Apparently, he has become a "negative" man because of some strange ionization. Apparently, he has also become a genius, boosting his IQ immensely. He sort of self- diagnoses his condition. The ending is utterly anti-climactic, which seems to be the norm for this series.

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