Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 15

The Dune Roller (4 Jan. 1952)

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On isolated Lightning Island, a rock mysteriously crashes out of a house after pebbles combine and grow. Scientists discover the rocks consist of an unknown mineral. But long-time resident ... See full summary »

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On isolated Lightning Island, a rock mysteriously crashes out of a house after pebbles combine and grow. Scientists discover the rocks consist of an unknown mineral. But long-time resident Cap Zanse believes it's an Ouroboros or hoop snake, a legendary creature which rolls with tail in mouth, and is blamed for the mysterious extermination of local animals on the Lake Michigan isle. Written by David Stevens

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Wow....talk about being original!
19 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better episodes of "Tales of Tomorrow" and fortunately it can be downloaded for free at archive.org--a site very frequently linked to by IMDb. I think it's one of the better ones because it was so incredibly original--something I really admire in a show.

The story is set on an island on Lake Michigan. A group of folks are there and a couple of them are intrigued by some strange rocks they've found around the place. But how strange they are, they have no idea. What they discover at first is that when the stones are placed together, they fuse into one even larger rock! And, some of them emit heat! But, when they begin showing almost sentient behaviors, they realize that a lonely island is NOT the best place to be, as these rocks can actually kill! I'd say more--just do yourself a favor and see it.

This is the second episode starring Bruce Cabot--and it's by far the best. He seemed much more comfortable with the live format here and it's really good. The only negative, and it's a little one, is that the effects are pretty crappy (but they did a good job with what they had). Otherwise, first-rate.


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