Tales of Tomorrow

1951, TV Show

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Leslie Nielsen of Airplane! and Naked Gun Fame Dies at 84

Leslie Nielsen, whose career went from officious and villainous types to the hilariously buffoony roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his agent told TVGuide.com. He was 84.

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He was surrounded by family when he died in a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.

The actor had a whole career before becoming one of the funniest guys in movies. He typically played people who were quite humorless.

Before his starring roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet, he appeared in several live television series such as Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow and Armstrong Circle Theatre.

A student of the Actors Studio, the Canadian-born Nielsen went on to appear in innumerable episodes of various TV series, spanning the Golden Age of Television and its anthologies including...  Read Full Article

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Season 2, Episode 37
Rod Steiger invents a solution that unlocks "The Evil Within Humans" He stores the potion in his home fridge at the house and some of it drips on leftovers.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/2/1953

Season 2, Episode 33
A scientist travels back in time to help mankind.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 12/12/1952

Scientists in the Amazon find a man-eating flower.

Free | Hulu Aired: 8/3/1951

Season 1, Episode 1
Blast off for excitement with television's first science fiction hit! The trendsetter for such shows as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, this live weekly program features a strong roster of guest stars and gripping storylines still fascinating today.

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Leslie Nielsen of Airplane! and Naked Gun Fame Dies at 84

Leslie Nielsen, whose career went from officious and villainous types to the hilariously buffoony roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his agent told TVGuide.com. He was 84.

See other celebrities we've lost this year

He was surrounded by family when he died in a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.

The actor had a whole career before becoming one of the funniest guys in movies. He typically played people who were quite humorless.

Before his starring roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet, he appeared in several live television series such as Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow and Armstrong Circle Theatre.

A student of the Actors Studio, the Canadian-born Nielsen went on to appear in innumerable episodes of various TV series, spanning the Golden Age of Television and its anthologies including... read more

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Premiered: August 03, 1951, on ABC
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Premise: An early-'50s sci-fi anthology offering both original stories and adaptations of classics like `Frankenstein' ( Lon Chaney Jr. was the monster) and `20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' (with Thomas Mitchell, Leslie Nielsen and Brian Keith). Others who appeared included Boris Karloff, Richard Kiley, Veronica Lake, Cloris Leachman, Raymond Burr, Darren McGavin, Burgess Meredith and Rod Steiger (who costarred with James Dean in a May 1953 episode).

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