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"Target Generation"
Series Out of the Unknown
Season 3, Episode 11
Out of the Unknown (TV series)
Air date March 18th, 1969
Writers Clifford D. Simak; Clive Exton
Director Roger Jenkins
Producers Alan Bromly
Starring Owen Berry; David Buck; Susan Farmer; Godfrey Kenton
Episode guide
"The Fosters"
"The Yellow Pill"

"Target Generation" is the eleventh episode of season three of Out of the Unknown and the thirty-sixth episode overall. Directed by Roger Jenkins, it first aired on BBC2 on Tuesday, March 18th, 1969. This episode is based on the short story "Target Generation" by Clifford D. Simak. This story was first published in the August, 1953 edition of Science Fiction Plus It was later collected in Simak's 1956 collection Strangers in the Universe.

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Cast Edit

Actor Role
Owen Berry Joshua
David Buck Jon Hoff
Susan Farmer Mary Hoff
Godfrey Kenton John's father
Ruth Kettlewell Mrs. Kane
Ronald Lacey Joe Manx
Michael McGovern George
Gary Smith John, as a boy
Toke Townley Martin

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Like most of the series, this episode is considered a "lost episode". It was the standard practice of the BBC at the time to wipe their tapes after initial broadcasts.

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