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American Science Fiction Television Series of the 1950s



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As Americans grappled with the real problems of the atomic age in the 1950s, the science fiction television series provided escapist fare. At first essentially fantasy and adventure, the shows reflected the progress of the decade, using in the late 1950s extrapolations from the theories and findings of true science.

From Adventures of Superman to World of Giants, this reference work covers all science fiction television series of the 1950s. A lengthy essay details character development, technical innovations, critical commentary and other matters. The episode guides that follow first provide primary cast and production credits for the entire season and then coverage of each individual episode, with title, airdate, writer, director, and a plot synopsis. Much of the information was derived from actual viewing, and many errors from other works are corrected here.

About the Author
Patrick Lucanio and Gary Coville are also the coauthors of Smokin’ Rockets: The Romance of Technology in American Film, Radio and Television, 1945–1962 (2002) and Jack the Ripper (1999, 35). Lucanio lives in Springfield, Oregon, and Coville lives in Dallas, Oregon

photographs, bibliography, indexes
261pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2007
American, Science Fiction, Television, Series, 1950, superman, World of Giants, atomic

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