Back to the Future
June 25, 2012 12:31 PM Subscribe
posted by Kirth Gerson (9 comments total)
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There were 78 episodes of the anthology Science Fiction Theatre
aired on TV from 1955 to 1957. The show's plots were much more heavily-weighted to science than others of the time, although some of the premises appear very far-fetched. Many of the episodes are available on YouTube
The first season was filmed in color, but the producers were disappointed by the slow adoption of color receivers, and subsequent shows were filmed in black-and-white to save money.
As with other anthology shows of the era, you can see both veteran actors and others who have yet to make their mark, including Basil Rathbone, Adolphe Menjou, DeForest Kelly, Barbara Hale, Vincent Price, Gene Barry, and many others.