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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 

Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Frakes ...  Himself - Host 26 episodes, 1998-2002
Don LaFontaine ...  Announcer / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1999


Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if any are fact, and which are fiction. Written by Jessica Byrd <rose-y-girl@mailexcite.com>

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Release Date:

25 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In Germany, where Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is known as "X-Factor: Das Unfassbare", the show is very popular. Because of this popularity, the German dub of season 3 and 4 aired prior to the premiere in the United States in Germany and season 4 even received a new opening title sequence for the German version. See more »


Announcer: [Opening Sequence] Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, hosted by Jonathan Frakes. We live in a world where the real and the unreal live side by side, where substance is disguised as illusion, and the only explanations are unexplainable. Can you separate truth from fantasy? To do so, you must break through the web of your experience and open your mind to things beyond belief.
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A cool, underappreciated program
3 June 2001 | by Vince-5See all my reviews

Since it was erratically scheduled on the Fox network, Beyond Belief never received much attention. I haven't seen it in quite a while; I don't know if it was canceled or if it's on hiatus, as it was previously, so I'll refer to it in the past tense. I enjoyed the show. James Brolin and Jonathan Frakes were great hosts, and the sleek, modernesque set was memorable. The acting usually ranged from awful to passable, although occasionally some really great performances were featured. I recall a story titled "Get Your Kicks at Motel 66," which featured the always-terrific Mary Woronov as the motel manager. She put on a great show, but she also made me realize how awful the other actors in the segment were! Still, despite a lot of mediocre performances and soap-opera style dialogue (typical of TV re-creations), I had a lot of fun trying to guess which stories were fact and which were fiction. If it's gone, that's very unfortunate. But...Fact: If it's coming back, I'll be the first in line for the guessing game!

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