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Saturday, October 10, 2015


Hosted by Truman Bradley
Guest Stars:  Don DeFore, Marie Windsor, Warren Stevens, Peggy O'Connor
Directed by Jack Arnold
(actor & director credits courtesy

A scientist working on a military base becomes intrigued by the strange man next door, whose startling inventions make him wonder where he's really from.

A big improvement over the series' first episode, this is a memorable tale from a science-fiction story by Jack Finney well-adapted to a television budget, and featuring a fine cast, including sci-fi veterans Windsor and Stevens.  Although the special effects aren't particularly impressive, they're believable due to the strong teleplay and convincing performances by the actors.  This one's a winner.

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