Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
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Blunder 

Scientists race to warn a colleague that his experiment could destroy life on Earth.

Director:

Leonard Valenta

Writers:

Charles O'Neil (teleplay), Philip Wylie (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Allen ... Carl Everson
Ann Loring ... Jane Everson
Philip Faversham ... Jeffrey Stackpole (as Phil Faversham)
Allan Drake ... Chu Ling (as Alan Drake)
Michael Keene Michael Keene ... Hugh Dunning
Julius Bing Julius Bing ... Joachim Ortega
Jean Alexander ... Elena Ortega
Will Hussung Will Hussung ... Planetarium Lecturer (as Will Hussong)
Kyle MacDonnell Kyle MacDonnell ... Vocalist (as Kyle MacDonald)
Ray Morgan ... Announcer
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Storyline

A scientist working on a new kind of nuclear reactor in the Arctic has made a mistake in his calculations that could have fatal consequences for life on Earth. Two other scientists must try to contact him before he can start his experiment. Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1951 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The shadow of the camera can clearly be seen when it dollies in during the chess game. See more »

Quotes

Carl Everson: There's a time for study and a time for action. We've come to the time for action!
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Soundtracks

How Beautiful Is Night
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Not exactly subtle!
16 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode of "Tales of Tomorrow" isn't exactly subtle. On top of that, the main characters just don't behave rationally. Together, this makes this a weak episode--one that is clearly the product of the times.

A professor is planning an experiment that MIGHT give mankind tons of cheap energy forever...or it could kill everyone within seconds. He feels the odds are in his favor and ignores every attempt by every SANE scientist to stop the experiment. As a result, bad things happen! Clearly this show is about nuclear weapons. When the first atomic bomb was detonated, scientists weren't 100% sure it wouldn't blow up the planet---and the guy in this show is clearly meant to replicate that thinking. As a result of this and his unwillingness, you need to think that the show is NOT being subtle and is anyone THAT stupid?! The same material could have been covered in a much more realistic and thought-provoking manner. This one is just hard to believe and silly. Overall, a pretty weak episode of an otherwise excellent anthology series.


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