Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
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Ice from Space 

During a Congressional appropriations investigation, an Air Force sounding rocket returns to Earth with an unexpected cargo: a block of ice with unusual chemical properties. Soon the base ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Medford

Writer:

E.H. Frank (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Edmon Ryan ... Major Dozier
Raymond Bailey ... Congressman Burns
Michael Gorrin ... Dr. Meshkoff
Paul Newman ... Sgt. Wilson
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During a Congressional appropriations investigation, an Air Force sounding rocket returns to Earth with an unexpected cargo: a block of ice with unusual chemical properties. Soon the base commander, Major Dozier, is forced to deal not only with the bullheaded Congressman Burns, but the fact that the ice seems to be able to freeze everything around it. Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1952 (USA) See more »

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George F. Foley See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Its running time is 23 minutes, as carried on the "Sci-Fi Classic TV Shows" channel. See more »

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Simply terrific
3 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The biggest problem with the episodes from "Tales of Tomorrow" is that they had a budget of what appears to be 89 cents! Too often the sets and costumes looked terrible. Now this isn't just because it was a very early TV show--other shows of the time like "Playhouse 90" and "DuPont Cavalcade" had much higher production values. Its problem was that ABC was the fourth network at the time--ranking even below the Dumont Network and ABC just didn't have a lot of money compared to NBC and CBS. However, "Ice From Space" managed to work around these shortcomings very well. Most of this is because they didn't use a monster or robot--just a few military uniforms and very simple sets. But none of this mattered, as the script was great and really satisfies.

The show begins with a congressman (Raymond Bailey) probing about at the headquarters for the US space program. Of particular concern is HOW a spaceship just disappeared! However, soon the ship is found and on it is a VERY peculiar passenger. What exactly it is and what happens, you should find out for yourself. But I should point out that it is HIGHLY original and really knocked my socks off--it was very compelling and deserves to be seen.


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