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Martin Grams Jr.

(1955-57 Television Series)

Science Fiction Theater

This semi-documentary anthology series explored the "what ifs" of modern science with a heavy emphasis on fiction. Each drama was based on science fact dealing with such subjects as time travelers, UFOs, mental telepathy, robots, psychokinesis, man's first orbital flight into space and even the possibility of thawing frozen prehistoric animals from blocks of ice. Hollywood luminaries made guest appearances. Beverly Garland, Howard Duff, Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, William Lundigan, Gene Barry and many others. The host of the program was Truman Bradley who presented commentary and science experiments (ala Mr. Wizard) to emphasize the premise of that week's science fiction story.

This 530 page book documents the entire series with behind-the-scenes production details, memories from cast and crew, a highly detailed episode guide revealing talent fees for every actor who appeared on the program, dates of production and much more! The kind of detail you cannot find elsewhere.

Over 150 archival behind-the-scenes photos will be included in the book!


"Despite the combination of top talent and stories that, if not always superlative, were invariably appealing, modern-day science fiction fans and TV scholars have largely ignored the series. Fortunately, a new book, Science Fiction Theatre: A History of the Television Program, 1955-57, penned by sci-fi scholar Martin Grams, Jr. and published by Bear Manor Media, should rectify that oversight."- Jeff Berkwits, Feb. 2012 issue of The Sci-Fi Channel Magazine

"We all should know by now what to expect: 'The bar' has again been raised for books of this type. It looks 100 percent thorough, with a show history, episode-by-episode coverage, all kinds of weird insider info that can only be gleaned from Daily Production Reports and other behind-the-scenes paperwork (shooting sites, uncredited crew members, etc.), tons of photos, many posed and/or behind-the-scenes, EVERYthing -- right down to the salaries of every performer next to their character names in every castlist (!!!!!). Up front, there's even some coverage of SFT producer Ivan Tors' sci-fi movies of that period (MAGNETIC MONSTER, GOG, etc.). If you enjoy reading about series like this, it's everything you ever wanted, plus a ton of stuff you didn't realize you wanted but you do. And it's official, Martin Grams has now written more books than I've read. Congratulations on knocking another one out of the park, M.G.!"- Author Tom Weaver


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