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Men into Space: Space Trap

McCauley is sent on a rescue mission when manned probe MR127 goes silent halfway home from the moon.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Wednesday November 18th, 1959

Guest Stars
Russ ConwayRuss Conway
As Gen. Devon
Peter Hansen (1)Peter Hansen (1)
As Dr. Charles Cooper (as Peter Hanson)
Robert GistRobert Gist
As Capt. Dan Freer
Ron FosterRon Foster
As Lt. Neil Templeton (as Ronald Foster)
Dallas MitchellDallas Mitchell
As Lt. Pat Warren
Michael ChapinMichael Chapin
As Lt. Rick Staab
Joe HaworthJoe Haworth
As Ground Control
Main Cast
William LundiganWilliam Lundigan
As Col. Edward McCauley


Dr. Charles Cooper, biologist on the Space Research Program, finishes a tour of duty on the moon gathering spores that could prove the existence of life. Assisting him is the ship’s navigator, Lt. Neil Templeton, while commanding officer Captain Dan Freer checks the ship for departure. The two men bring the sample canisters back to the ship and Freer prepares for liftoff while Cooper secures the spores. The captain contacts Ground Control where McCauley is standing by. They send the guidance tape and Freer lifts off in the MR127 on schedule...

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Episode Quotes
Narrator: The story you're about to see hasn't happened. Yet. These are scenes from that story that will happen someday as Man begins to make repeated probes to the moon. As in other fields, there will be some mechanical failures and some human failures. This is the story of the attempted rescue of a spaceship in trouble and of her crew, sealed helplessly within her cabin.

Lt. Neil Templeton: Hope we hit terra firma on time, Captain. I got me a date with a redhead. My wife.
Capt. Dan Freer: At your service, Lieutenant. Far be it from me to louse up an Air Force man's schedule.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChesley Bonestell
Executive ProducerIvan Tors  |  Maurice Ziv
ProducerLewis J. Rachmil
Associate ProducerMel Epstein
Music EditorMilton Lustig
Set DecoratorCharles Thompson
Production CoordinatorHarry R. Sherman
Director of PhotographyWilliam P. Whitley
Story EditorRobert Warnes Leach
Art DirectorRobert Kinoshita
Production ManagementJoe Wonder
Sound EditorSidney Sutherland
Special EffectsThol Simonson  |  Peter Foy
Main Title ThemeDavid Rose (1)
Film EditorJohn F. Schreyer
WardrobeJack Muhs
Technical AdvisorCharles A. Berry  |  Maxwell Smith (2)
Makeup ArtistFrank Fitzgibbon
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Special Photographic EffectsJack Rabin  |  Louis Dewitt  |  Irving Block
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