Tales of Tomorrow

Tagged: TV | Publication

1. UK pocketbook-size magazine. 11 issues 1950-1954 (none in 1951), numbered but undated, published irregularly by John Spencer, London; edited (uncredited) by Samuel Assael and Maurice Nahum. One of the four low-quality Spencer juvenile-sf magazines, the others being Futuristic Science Stories, Wonders of the Spaceways and Worlds of Fantasy. An associated house name was Hamilton Donne. (For more information on Spencer's publications, see Badger Books.) [FHP/DRL]

2. US tv series (1951-1956). ABC TV. Created and produced by George Foley, Dick Gordon. 25 minutes per episode. Black and white.

One of the earliest and most successful sf-anthology television series, TOT was ambitious but, like most television of the period, limited by the restrictions imposed by live studio shooting. It drew its material from a variety of sources, including the sf Pulp magazines, as well as using original teleplays. The first two episodes dramatized Jules Verne's Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1870; trans as Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas 1872), starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo; Leslie Nielsen co-starred. [FHP/JB]

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