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The Man from the 25th Century (1968)

On a blue alien planet, a man stands in an arena, watched by 5 alien beings. They are testing the man's mental and physical abilities. His identity is that of a man 27 years old, born in 1951 on planet Earth.

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On a blue alien planet, a man stands in an arena, watched by 5 alien beings. They are testing the man's mental and physical abilities. His identity is that of a man 27 years old, born in 1951 on planet Earth.

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This unsold pilot was originally meant to be a spin-off of _"Lost in Space" (1965) _ but that idea was scrapped. See more »

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A short snippet as opposed to an entire episode.
23 May 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Irwin Allen was on top of the TV world back in the late 1960s. He had several hit shows and was looking for yet another with "The Man From the 25th Century". However, unlike some pilots, this one is not an entire episode but more a snippet--like half an episode. Several shows began as snippets, such as "The Munsters" and apparently Allen's snippet didn't elicit enough network attention to make a full episode.

The main character is played by James Darren. He was born on Earth in 1951 but was soon taken to another planet by big-headed aliens to train him for a mission back on Earth. He is to stop Project Delphi. But there are some warning signs that these might not be the most benevolent aliens and Darren't character must decide whether to complete his mission or not.

It's hard to rate this one--mostly because it's only about 16 minutes long. But it is interesting and if you want to see it, it's on YouTube.


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