Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 1

Verdict from Space (3 Aug. 1951)

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Gordon Kent is on trial for allegedly killing a scientist in an underground cavern. Desperately, he tries to explain what they found inside the cave, and the the implications for the future of mankind.



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Episode cast overview:
Lon McCallister ...
Gordon Kent
Martin Brandt ...
Professor Adrian Sykes
William Lally ...
Bernard Lenrow ...
Watson White ...
Defense Attorney


Inventor Gordon Kent is in a Morgan County, Maine, courtroom on trial for murdering scientist Adrian Sykes. The archaeologist had discovered a recording device placed millennia earlier in an isolated cave by an alien force to warn when Earth entered the Atomic Age. The court ignores Kent's warnings about an almost certain alien invasion. Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

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3 August 1951 (USA)  »

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Gordon Kent: Somewhere in this universe someone has been watching us for a million years... waiting. Waiting until we have the secret information... when we could power an atomic-type torch!
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A sign of things to come....
16 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Verdict From Space" is the first show from "Tales of Tomorrow" and it's very much like the sort of thing you'll see throughout the series. It's filled with some low production values (such as some cheesy organ music for the soundtrack) but also has a dandy story--one that is meant to scare the pants off the audience! The show begins in a courtroom. A young man is being tried for murder but the man is insistent of his innocence. Then, in a flashback, you see the events that occurred before this--how the man met a strange professor and how they discovered a machine supposedly created by an alien species to monitor the Earth's progress on developing atomic weaponry--and the machine has been her for a million years! This episode is clearly one inspired by atomic bombs and the race towards self-immolation that was a common theme in 1950s TV and films. While not a great episode (it's special effects are minimal), it's quite good and worth seeing--especially for the ending.

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