Science Fiction Theatre: Season 2, Episode 19

The Throwback (24 Aug. 1956)

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A geneticist believes that in addition to physical traits, memories can be passed along through the genes. Examining the family history of an acquaintance, Professor Hughes is amazed by the... See full summary »

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Truman Bradley ...
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Prof. Norman Hughes (as Peter Hanson)
Ed Kemmer ...
Joe Castle (as Edward Kemmer)
Virginia Christine ...
Prof. Anna Adler
Tristram Coffin ...
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Jan Shepard ...
Marie Adler
Bill Welsh ...
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A geneticist believes that in addition to physical traits, memories can be passed along through the genes. Examining the family history of an acquaintance, Professor Hughes is amazed by the similarities between a present-day young man and an ancestor from 400 years earlier. He becomes alarmed by the ancestor's cause of death; the professor fears the young man will meet the same fate. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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They Could Have Thrown It Back
19 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The scientist's premise in this one is that in addition to physical traits, personality traits are genetically transferred down the generations. While it seems like a possibility, the people in the man's immediate family and other acquaintances set out to reject his belief at every turn. Finally, a young man, an adventurous sort comes on the scene and he seems to have a connection to some scalawag from the past. Their lives seem to parallel one another, but there still is no proof. Of course, eventually something has to appear to make us maintain our interest. We are not disappointed (well, perhaps we are) but a set of intriguing questions need answers. The acting is poor. The treatment the man receives is quite unfair. But it all comes out in the wash.


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