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|Out of This World|
|Title:||Out of This World|
|Running time:||60 min.|
|Episodes:||13 (+ 1 late episode)|
|Production company:||ABC Television|
|Executive producers:||Leonard White|
|Principal cast:||Boris Karloff|
|First aired:||June 24th, 1962|
|Last aired:||September 22nd, 1962|
Out of This World is a British science fiction anthology series made by ABC Television and broadcast from June 30th to September 22nd, 1962, spanning a total of fourteen episodes. The show was hosted by British actor and silver screen horror icon Boris Karloff. Many of the episodes were adaptations of stories by science fiction writers including Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and Clifford D. Simak. The series is generally seen as a precursor to the BBC science fiction anthology series Out of the Unknown.
The series was developed by producer Leonard White, whose previous works included Armchair Mystery Theatre and The Avengers while the creative drive behind the program was from story editor Irene Shubik who would later go on to produce Out of the Unknown. "Little Lost Robot" is the only known episode to survive today. It was common practice among British broadcasters at the time to wipe their episodes after their initial broadcast.
|1x1||Dumb Martian||June 24th, 1962|
|1x2||The Yellow Pill||June 30th, 1962|
|1x3||Little Lost Robot||July 7th, 1962|
|1x4||Cold Equations||July 14th, 1962|
|1x5||Imposter||July 21st, 1962|
|1x6||Botany Bay||July 28th, 1962|
|1x7||Medicine Show||August 4th, 1962|
|1x8||Pictures Don't Lie||August 11th, 1962|
|1x9||Vanishing Act||August 18th, 1962|
|1x10||Divided We Fall||August 25th, 1962|
|1x11||The Dark Star||September 1st, 1962|
|1x12||Immigrant||September 8th, 1962|
|1x13||Target Generation||September 15th, 1962|
|1x14||The Tycoons||September 22nd, 1962|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Not to be confused with the 1987 fantasy sitcom Out of This World broadcast in syndication in the United States.
- The premiere episode "Dumb Martian" was actually broadcast on Armchair Theatre. The first actual episode of the series was "The Yellow Pill".