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Death in Inner Space 

At an isolated château outside Paris, a scientist insists he's received radio waves emanating from the planet Mars.


Phil Brown (as Philip Brown)


Leslie Slote (script), John Dickson Carr (based on: "The Department of Queer Complaints" by) (as Carter Dickson)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Colonel March Of Scotland Yard
Karel Stepanek ... Hodek
Peter Illing ... Lavois
Rosalie Crutchley ... Annette
Christopher Rhodes Christopher Rhodes ... Rogel
Michael Allan Michael Allan ... Philip


At an isolated château outside Paris, a scientist insists he's received radio waves emanating from the planet Mars.

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A bit too far fetched for my taste
19 April 2013 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Colonel March is in Paris to speak at the Annual Convention of the Society for Interplanatary Communication. After the presentation, one of the attendees remarks of March "Such an imagination and grasp of the problem - and for an Englishman, that's remarkable." Dr. Charles Hodek, an imminent expert in "hibernation theory" is also impressed and invites March to visit him at his château. Hodek has built a large pressure chamber to test his suspended animation theories and shows March what he believes to be radio wave communications, heightened by telegraphic power, from another planet. Philip Rosea, the lover of Hodek's wife, Annette, volunteers to be the subject in Hodek's suspended animation test. In spite of an elaborate alarm system, something goes wrong. March and Hodek rush into the chamber and seeing Philip unconscious, Hodek says that he'll have to check his blood pressure. March tells him "I don't think he'll have much blood pressure. He's dead." In the series, March often makes such black humor remarks upon finding a body. Even with all the pseudo scientific mumbo jumbo, the episode is still entertaining.

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9 May 1956 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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