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Men into Space: Sea of Stars

A pair of new astronauts find out the hard way why McCauley is such a stern taskmaster.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Airdate: Wednesday January 13th, 1960

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Guest Stars
Jim Cody (1)
As Radio Operator
Fred Beir
As Lt. Art Frey
Nan Peterson
As Ann Hammond
Audrey Clark Caire
As Jerry's Girlfriend (as Audrey Clark)
Jack Ging
As Lt. Jerry Rutledge
Tom Brown (1)
As Major Franklin
Angus Duncan
As Franklin's Assistant
Main Cast
William Lundigan
As Col. Edward McCauley


McCauley meets with one of his underlings, Lt. Jerry Rutledge. Jerry has the weight allowances worked out and notes it would have been faster on the computer. However, McCauley reminds him that being able to do it by hand may save his life one day. The colonel then asks where Lt. Art Frey is with the solution to the navigational problems. Jerry sheepishly admits that Art has been delayed because he had plans with his fiancée, Ann Hammond. Art comes in with the navigational solution and McCauley hands it back, saying there’s a two-second error. He reminds Art that there in space there is no margin for error and tells him to rework it overnight and have it for him in the morning when they depart for the space station. Once McCauley leaves, Art complains that McCauley insists on perfection, but Jerry figures that’s why he’s lived so long. Art tells his friend that he plans to ask Ann to marry him that night and they leave for tennis. ..

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Episode Quotes
Narrator: The story you are about to see has not happened. Yet. These are scenes from that story that will happen when Man will have a space station orbiting miles above the earth. Its crews and scientists doing advanced research in astronomy, weather observation, biology, and medicine, for the benefit of Mankind. But there will be many unknown complications for the men who live and work aboard this orbiting satellite. This is the story of one such complication.

McCauley: In space we plan on disaster in order to avoid it.

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
Main Title ThemeDavid Rose (1)
Film EditorJoseph Silver
WardrobeMichael Tierney
Assistant DirectorDale Hutchinson
Assistant Art DirectorWalter McKeegan
Technical AdvisorLawrence D. Ely  |  Maxwell Smith (2)
Makeup ArtistEdward Zimmer
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Special Photographic EffectsJack Rabin  |  Louis Dewitt  |  Irving Block
Warning: Men into Space season 1 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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