Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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Three Minute Mile 

Since becoming Dr. Kendall assistant, college student Britt has gained incredible strength, and can run a mile in about three minutes. A nosy reporter, along with Britt's fiance, begin ... See full summary »

Director:

Eddie Davis

Writer:

George Asness (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
Marshall Thompson ... Prof. Nat Kendall
Martin Milner ... Britt
Gloria Marshall Gloria Marshall ... Jill Page
Robert Bice ... Coach Shane
William Henry ... Jim Dale (as Bill Henry)
John Eldredge ... C.B. Page
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Since becoming Dr. Kendall assistant, college student Britt has gained incredible strength, and can run a mile in about three minutes. A nosy reporter, along with Britt's fiance, begin snooping to find out what kind of "Frankenstein"-type experiments the doctor is conducting. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1956 (USA) See more »

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ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The three minute mile is an important plot point. Two years before this episode was made a runner broke the four minute mile. While such speed is fairly common among mid-distance runners today, back in 1954 breaking that limit was a major event. Many experts had thought it beyond human limits. See more »

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Dumb Formula Episode
22 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Martin Milner is a big football star at some university somewhere. His girlfriend and his former coach are furious at him for leaving the football team and working with a professor who is doing some mysterious research. It turns out that Milner has superhuman strength and can run a three minute mile. A reporter is determined to blow the whistle on what the professor is doing. He snoops around where he doesn't belong (a common activity in these episodes) and begins to build a case against this man (who, of course, is doing nothing wrong). Then, one of those juvenile plot elements concludes the thing. What starts out as a reasonable episode turns into a children's story.


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