TALES OF TOMORROW

ROGER De KOVEN, ALLYN EDWARDS, PAUL LUKAS,
REX MARSHALL, RAY MORGAN & BOB WILLIAMS


A television anthology science fiction series that was aired live between 3 August 1951 - 12 June 1953 and produced by George F. Foley.
The show's success, lead to the production of a radio series in 1953 "Tales of Tomorrow".

Tales of Tomorrow was developed by Theodore Sturgeon and Mort Abrahamson, together with the membership of the Science Fiction League of America.


It dramatized the science fiction works of the Science Fiction League of America, producing 84 x 30 minute episodes.

There have been a number of people identified as either being the announcer, host or narrator for different episodes of the series.
As many were not credited, it has been difficult to attribute particular episodes.
From my research, I have applied what I have found to date.


Allywn Edwards

Edwards was a well known voice actor, with a career that spanned radio and television.
He appeared in the USA television series "A Couple of Joes" in 1949, and then became the voice announcer of "Tales of Tomorrow".
Though uncredited, it would appear that he was the voice for many/most of the episodes.
He would later host "Afternoon Film Festival".


Roger De Koven

De Koven was born on 22 October 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and died on 28 January 1988 in New York City, New York, USA.

De Koven was a voice actor in the radio series "Gangbusters". He also appeared on stage and later in movies and television.

In 1952, he was credited as the narrator of two episodes of "Tales of Tomorrow�, being Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The Chase and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The Escape.

He appeared as a recurring character Doctor James Spencer in "Days of our Lives" television series; and co-starring in Oliver Stone's "Seizure" (1974). His last movie appearance was co-starring with Robin Williams in "Seize the Day" in 1986.


Paul Lukas

Lukas was born Pál Lukács on 26 May 1891 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary; and died on 16 August 1971 in Tangier, Morocco.

Lukas went to Kosice in 1916 to be an actor. By 1918 his acting specialized in comedy. By 1918 he began making movies. It was in 1927 that he arrived in Hollywood, USA.

It was in 1953 that he hosted an episode of "Tales of Tomorrow" - "Read to Me, Herr Doktor".

He is probably best known as Professor Pierre Aronnax in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". He continued to act in movies and television, with his last appearance being in the 1970 television movie "The Challenge".


Rex Marshall

Marshall born as Marshall Schantz on 10 January 1919 in Pemberton, New Jersey, USA and died on 9 March 1983 in White River Junction, Vermont, USA.

Marshall started his career in 1937 as an announcer and later program host for Boston radio.
He was to become the 'voice' for the Reynolds Aluminum Company for twenty-five years. Marshall also announced for Esso gasoline, Auto-Lite Spark Plugs and Maxwell House.

He started his movie / television career as the announcer for "It's Sewing Time" in 1949.
In the same year he also started as the announcer and later host of "Suspense".

In 1952 Marshall hosted an episode of "Tales of Tomorrow" - "The Miraculous Serum".

Marshall returned to radio to host "Breakfast at the Hanover Inn"


Ray Morgan

Morgan was born on 8 June 8 1913 in the USA and died on 5 January 1975 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Morgan was a narrator, with his first show narrating the short "ABC Pinup" in 1945. This was followed as the narrator and playing the part of Nephew in "A Christmas Carol", a 1947 television movie.

In 1951, he was the announcer for the "Tales of Tomorrow" espisode "Blunder".

But he is best remembered, cigarette in hand, announcing the "World Wrestling Entertainment" in the 60's & 70's.


Bob Williams

Williams' first acting (voice) credit on the silver screen was in 1952 as the narrator for the "Tales of Tomorrow" espisode "All the Time in the World".

He would later appear in episodes of "The New Phil Silvers Show", "The Ghost and Mrs Muir" and "The Don Knotts Show"; and appearing in the movie "The Stars Are Singing" as Homer Tirdell.

Williams also made many appearances as himself on television shows.

Now to get a taste for the show, here is a Youtube review.


TeleVisionaries look at Tales of Tomorrow.

Some of the following episodes are available on Youtube.

EPISODES
SEASON ONE (1)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Verdict from Space
3 August 1951
Blunder
10 August 1951
A Child is Crying
17 August 1951
The Woman at Land's End
24 August 1951
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
The Last Man on Earth
31 August 1951
Errand Boy
7 September 1951
The Monsters
14 September 1951
The Dark Angel
28 September 1951
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
The Dark Angel
12 October 1951
The Crystal Egg
26 October 1951
The Search for
the Flying Saucer
9 November 1951
Enemy Unknown
23 November 1951
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Sneak Attack
7 December 1951
The Invader
12 December 1951
The Dune Roller
4 January 1952
Frankenstein
18 January 1952
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea:
The Chase (1)

25 January 1952
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea:
The Escape (2)

1 February 1952
What You Need
8 February 1952
Age of Peril
15 February 1952
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Memento
22 February 1952
The Children's Room
29 February 1952
Bound Together
7 March 1952
The Diamond Lens
14 March 1952
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
The Fisherman's Wife
(aka: Fountain of Youth)
21 March 1952
Flight Overdue
28 March 1952
And a Little Child
4 April 1952
Sleep No More
11 April 1952
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
Time to Go
18 April 1952
Plague from Space
25 April 1952
Red Dust
2 May 1952
The Golden Ingot
9 May 1952
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35
Episode 36
Black Planet
16 May 1952
World of Water
23 May 1952
The Little Black Bag
30 May 1952
The Exile
6 June 1952
Episode 37
Episode 38
Episode 39
Episode 40
All the Time in the World
13 June 1952
The Miraculous Serum
20 June 1952
Appointment on Mars
27 June 1952
The Duplicates
4 July 1952
Episode 41
Episode 42
Episode 43
Ahead of His Time
18 July 1952
Sudden Darkness
1 August 1952

Ice from Space
8 August 1952

EPISODES
SEASON TWO (2)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
A Bird in Hand
22 August 1952
Thanks
29 August 1952
The Seeing Eye Surgeon
5 September 1952
The Cocoon
12 September 1952
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
The Chase
19 September 1952
Youth on Tap
(aka: Young Blood)
26 September 1952
Substance X
3 October 1952
The Horn
10 October 1952
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Double Trouble
17 October 1952
Many Happy Returns
(aka: Invaders at Ground Zero)
24 October 1952
The Tomb of King Tarus
31 October 1952
The Window
7 November 1952
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
The Camera
14 November 1952
The Quiet Lady
21 November 1952
The Invigorating Air
28 November 1952
The Glacier Giant
5 December 1952
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
The Fatal Flower
12 December 1952
The Machine
19 December 1952
The Bitter Storm
26 December 1952
The Mask of Medusa
2 January 1953
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Conqueror's Isle
9 January 1953
Discovered Heart
16 January 1953
The Picture of Dorian Gray
23 January 1953
Two Faced
30 January 1953
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
The Build Box
6 February 1953
Another Chance
13 February 1953
The Great Silence
20 February 1953
Lonesome Village
27 February 1953
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
The Fury of the Cocoon
6 March 1953
The Squeeze Play
13 March 1953
Read to Me Herr Doktor
20 March 1953
Ghost Writer
27 March 1953
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35
Episode 36
Past Tense
3 April 1953
Homecoming
10 April 1953
The Rivals
17 April 1953
Please Omit Flowers
24 April 1953
Episode 37
Episode 38
Episode 39
Episode 40
The Evil Within
1 May 1953
The Vault
8 May 1953
Ink
15 May 1953
The Spider's Web
22 May 1953
Episode 41
Episode 42
Lazarus Walks
29 May 1953
What Dreams May Come
12 June 1953


Various clips are available on the next page.

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LINKS


Internet Movie Data Base
"Tales of Tomorrow"

Wikipedia
"Tales of Tomorrow"

EP Guide
"Tales of Tomorrow"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Roger De Koven"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Allyn Edwards"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Paul Lukas"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Rex Marshall"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Ray Morgan"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Bob Williams"


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