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The Big Pull 

A deadly alien force is brought to Earth by a US astronaut after a space orbit through the Van Allen belt.






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Series cast summary:
William Dexter William Dexter ...  Sir Robert Nailer 6 episodes, 1962
Ray Roberts Ray Roberts ...  Dr. Alan Tullis 6 episodes, 1962
June Tobin June Tobin ...  Lady Nailer 6 episodes, 1962
Joan Frank Joan Frank ...  Mrs. Stone 5 episodes, 1962
Frederick Treves ...  Anderson / ... 5 episodes, 1962
Laura Graham Laura Graham ...  Pam 4 episodes, 1962
Keith Anderson Keith Anderson ...  Van Heusen 3 episodes, 1962
Paul Bacon Paul Bacon ...  General Nant 3 episodes, 1962
Ian Clark Ian Clark ...  Royston 3 episodes, 1962
John Collin John Collin ...  Enders / ... 3 episodes, 1962
Fred Ferris Fred Ferris ...  Det. Supt. Allison 3 episodes, 1962
Robert Fyfe ...  Kemble / ... 3 episodes, 1962
John Graham John Graham ...  Radio announcer 3 episodes, 1962
Raymond Mason Raymond Mason ...  Jeff Murray 3 episodes, 1962
Susan Purdie Susan Purdie ...  Janet Nailer 3 episodes, 1962
Rex Robinson Rex Robinson ...  Policeman / ... 3 episodes, 1962
Frank Shelley Frank Shelley ...  Mathews 3 episodes, 1962
George Street George Street ...  Det. Chief Supt. Stroud 3 episodes, 1962


The Big Pull begins quietly, as all good SF does, with a great scientific triumph of men in space being successfully returned home. Soon, however, things go wrong with the astronauts disappearing. They disappear in pairs, but then one comes back with aspects of both himself and the pair. In time more go through this process and it is realized that each time it happens the number of victims doubles what the amount of time between events halves. Eventually the original victim(s) give an explanations as to what is happening. It is part of a great cosmic battle between two factions called Joutous(?) and Eurotous(?), the process being preparation for the Earth to be adsorbed into one of the cosmic factions. The last thing to be seen are our hero's dead and panic setting in across the world. This was produced at the time of the cold war so the analogy between the USSR and USA is obvious - at least it is now. This is one of the great "Lost Gems" of television science fiction. It has managed ... Written by Martin Collins

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very scary
15 July 2012 | by leonard-dawsonSee all my reviews

like the other reviews-I was 9 when this series was broadcast in summer1962.It scared me stiff(it was on quite early in the evening).

There are some elements I vividly remember; -newspapers with headlines like "Have you seen these men?" -a scientist being "taken over" by the force and being hurled over a landing.When his face was shown he was dead with mouth/eyes wide open .I was terrified! - the ending; Scientists had worked out that the people taken over by the force had assembled in an aircraft hanger. It was vital to kill them all by a specified time-otherwise the force would expand exponentially.An RAF jet bomber was sent to bomb the hanger but it did so too late!! The series ended with the observers by the hanger panicking and being taken over by the force.

When I went to bed I couldn't sleep. Unfortunately all tapes have been lost.Pity-I'd love to see it again.

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