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Men into Space: Dateline: Moon

A cocky reporter wins a drawing to go to the moon and plants a fake story that he plans to announce on a worldwide live broadcast, assuring him high ratings.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x19
Airdate: Wednesday February 10th, 1960

Guest Stars
Rand BrooksRand Brooks
As Ron Carlson
Harry LauterHarry Lauter
As Jimmy Manx
Ray MontgomeryRay Montgomery
As Paul Carlson
Lisa GayeLisa Gaye
As Joyce Lynn
King CalderKing Calder
As Morrison
Patrick WaltzPatrick Waltz
As Henry Gorman
Dennis MooreDennis Moore
As Moonbase Crewman
Brad ForrestBrad Forrest
As Moonbase Crewman

Bill LundmarkBill Lundmark
As Lt. Denny
Main Cast
William LundiganWilliam Lundigan
As Col. Edward McCauley


McCauley goes to the office of a publisher, Morrison, asks if his reporters will be represented in the drawing with the others. Morrison says that his top reporter, Jimmy Manx, has been delayed and asks McCauley to stall for a few minutes. McCauley informs him that he’s just drawing the names of the two reporters chosen to go to the moon. Jimmy’s secretary, Joyce Lynn, arrives and tells her employer that she couldn’t find Jimmy. Morrison tells her to try a few more spots and Joyce takes off...

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Episode Quotes
Joyce Lynn: Honestly, Jimmy, you promised Mr. Morrison you'd be there.
Jimmy Manx: I didn't say I'd be on time, did I?

Paul Carlson: Ah, all the comforts of home.
Jimmy Manx: Park Avenue penthouse.
McCauley: Yeah, except for the engineering genius who wanted to make me this moonbase is adequate for a thousand Park Avenue penthouses.

Jimmy Manx: Colonel McCauley, you made many missions to the moon. Now, how does this one compare with the others?
McCauley: Umm, pretty much the same, although it hasn't become routine and I don't think it ever will. The awesome and terrible beauty of the moon is just as overpowering as it was the first time.
Jimmy Manx: Anything else?
McCauley: And of course, the eternal vigilance just to survive is always with us.

Morrison: Well, Colonel, I can only repeat to you personally what we've already told the world. We apologize for the actions of Jimmy Manx.
McCauley: What's going to become of him?
Morrison: I don't know. He's through forever in this business. No one will ever have anything to do with him.
McCauley: Yeah, he tried to fake life on the moon. Now he's going to have to try and find a new life here on earth.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChesley Bonestell
Executive ProducerIvan Tors  |  Maurice Ziv
ProducerLewis J. Rachmil
Associate ProducerMel Epstein
Music EditorMilton Lustig
Set DecoratorCharles Thompson
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
WardrobeSeth Banks
Assistant DirectorDale Hutchinson
Technical AdvisorM.C. Spaulding  |  Maxwell Smith (2)
Makeup ArtistGene Bartlett  |  George Gray (2)
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt
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