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Men into Space: Edge of Eternity

When a meteor strike takes out the reserve oxygen supply on McCauley's ship, he and his two crewmates must do whatever it takes to survive for their rendezvous with Space Station Astra before they asphyxiate.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Wednesday December 02nd, 1959

Director: Nathan Juran
Writer: Kalman Phillips

Guest Stars
Joyce TaylorJoyce Taylor
As Mary McCauley
Corey AllenCorey Allen
As Lt. Johnny Baker
Kem DibbsKem Dibbs
As Maj. Harvey Sparkman
Mary WebsterMary Webster
As Ellen Baker
Sue CarltonSue Carlton
As Patsy Sparkman
Clark HowatClark Howat
As Maj. Gordon Briggs
Hal HamiltonHal Hamilton
As Westlake
Main Cast
William LundiganWilliam Lundigan
As Col. Edward McCauley


At a sendoff party at the McCauley home, Professor Summers, who helped develop the fuel, calls up the crew and their wives. McCauley and Mary, young Lt. Johnny Baker and his fiancée Ellen, and Major Harvey Sparkman and wife Patsy. Ellen refuse to come up, but the others go to the piano. Summers insists on having Ellen join them even though she isn’t Johnny’s wife yet. He then gives each astronaut a framed photo of their best girls ..

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Episode Quotes
Narrator: The story you're about to see has not happened. yet. These are scenes from that story that will happen when men such as these travel into space and must surround themselves with an artificial atmosphere similar to that on Earth. If this fails to function, death would be inevitable. In the story you are about to see, these men on an expedition to the Moon are brought to the very edge of eternity by just such a failure while their families await their return.

Westlake: Retro-rockets fired right on the button. It's a perfect rendezvous.
Maj. Gordon Briggs: Trust McCauley to get back. Dead or alive.

McCauley: I suppose that's something the wife of every spaceman has to get used to, is being away so much. it must get awfully dull for you.
Mary McCauley: Oh, it's many things, but it's never dull.

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
Assistant EditorDale Hutchinson
Director of PhotographyWilliam P. Whitley
Story EditorRobert Warnes Leach
Art DirectorRobert Kinoshita
Production ManagementJoe Wonder
Sound EditorSidney Sutherland
Special EffectsThol Simonson
Main Title ThemeDavid Rose (1)
Film EditorJoseph Silver
WardrobeMichael Tierney
Assistant Art DirectorWalter McKeegan
Technical AdvisorLawrence D. Ely  |  Maxwell Smith (2)
Makeup ArtistBud Sweeney
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt  |  Jack Rabin  |  Irving Block
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