Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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The Other Side of the Moon 

A new astronomical camera picks up evidence of strange happenings on the Moon. The government launches a ship to investigate and the answer turns out to be well beyond what anyone thought possible.

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Eddie Davis
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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
Skip Homeier ... Lawrence Kerston
Philip Ober ... Prof. Carl Schneider
Beverly Garland ... Katherine Kerston
William Henry ... Dean Collins (as Bill Henry)
Mack Williams Mack Williams ... Gen. Jacob Evans
Paul Guilfoyle ... Dr. Sutton
Paul Hahn Paul Hahn ... Prof. Hammell
Peter Davis Peter Davis ... Duncan
Peter Dunne Peter Dunne ... Carr
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A new astronomical camera picks up evidence of strange happenings on the Moon. The government launches a ship to investigate and the answer turns out to be well beyond what anyone thought possible.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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An episode that actually has some science with its fiction
30 March 2015 | by jcaynon-91303See all my reviews

The premise of this episode is interesting from the standpoint that it is similar to a good sci-fi short story. A scientist who has created an amazing instrument that can take fantastic photographic images of astral bodies has discovered evidence of activity occurring on the dark side of the moon. However, instead of being hailed for the technical and scientific achievement he has made, he is ridiculed by the scientific community, is thrown to the wolves by the dean of the university, and is harangued by his wife who doesn't support his work and wants his attention all to herself. Fortunately, even against all these odds, he preservers.

What is kind of interesting is that the scientific world is shown as being somewhat cut throat back then as it is now when someone comes out with new theories or scientific proof (can we say the detractors against climate change, anyone?) So the episode hits the mark there.

Skip Homeier (from Star Trek fame - Patterns of Force and This Way to Eden) also hits the mark as a typically geeky scientist who somehow lucked out(although that's debatable) by marrying the attractive Beverly Garland, whose character, unfortunately turns out to be a shrew. Unfortunately, as with most of Sci-Fi Theater's episodes, the pay off at the end is weak and leaves the viewer somewhat unsatisfied. However, it's not bad for twenty minutes of Youtube time.


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