Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 10

Test Flight (26 Oct. 1951)

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An ambitious, headstrong businessman uses his huge personal fortune to construct a spaceship that will take him to Mars.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Wayne Crowder
Vinton Hayworth ...
Cameron Prud'Homme ...
Marty Peters
Harry Townes ...


Headstrong, ambitious, sometimes unscrupulous businessman Wayne Crowder, an entrepreneurial capitalist, has ambitions to build a spaceship that is capable of interplanetary travel. Despite warnings about the foolhardiness of his undertaking, Crowder is determined to follow through especially when a meek scientist named Wilkins shares his ideas about utilizing magnetism as a propulsion device. After clearing Earth's gravitational pull, Crowder feels the theory has been proven and wishes to return to Earth but finds out he has signed up for more than he bargained for. Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

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26 October 1951 (USA)  »

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After Crowder and Wilkins have blasted off in their spaceship and well on their way to Mars, the business ties they wore on Earth are still visible under their space suits. See more »


Wayne Crowder: Progress, gentlemen, I'm always for progress.
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I Should Have Asked to Drive!
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lee J. Cobb is in classic bully stance here as he rants and raves about building a rocket to go into outer space. He also wants to be the first person to take the ride. The process is going to take millions and he is willing to destroy his own company and betray his stockholders to do this. He is constantly at odds with the board of directors but he ignores their practicality and gets his way. He hires a strange man who begins the process of building the ship. More and more money flows and there is more and more need for metals and fuels, etc., etc. The story if filled with potholes (technology, for one) and Cobb's nut case obsessions are really out there. Also, there is some ridiculous stock footage in the middle as they look for some strange element that will add millions to the project. Not much of an episode and pretty easy to predict.

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