Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE: Spider, Inc.

Hosted by Truman Bradley
Guest Stars:  Gene Barry, Audrey Totter, Ludwig Stossel, Robert Clarke, Herbert Rudley
Directed by Jack Arnold
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

A scientist working for an oil company neglects his wife searching for a breakthrough at home, and may have found it in the fossil of an ancient spider.

I enjoyed this episode, which features a strong teleplay by Jerry Sackheim, and a good cast, including familiar sci-fi names Barry and Clarke, and also Stossel in a standout charming performance.  As with other episodes of the series, its imaginings may not have come true in the real world, but it's well-presented with the real practice of carbon-dating nicely incorporated into the story.

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