An Analytical Guide to Television’s One Step Beyond, 1959–1961

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McFarland, Jul 5, 2006 - Performing Arts - 312 pages
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Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond made its television debut in 1959, nine months before Rod Serling’s classic The Twilight Zone, and paved the way for a generation of television programs devoted to paranormal topics such as the occult, ESP, and ghost stories. One Step Beyond was also where some of Hollywood’s most famous leading men, including Warren Beatty, William Shatner, and Charles Bronson, got their starts in television. This complete reference work to the 96 half-hour episodes that ran for three seasons on ABC also offers a detailed history, extensive commentary and summaries of the critical reception of One Step Beyond as well as coverage of the sequel series produced in 1978 entitled The Next Step Beyond. Complete credits for both series are provided.
 

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Contents

History
7
The Series
33
SEASON ONE 1959
35
SEASON TWO 195960
89
SEASON THREE 196060
159
Newland Between Steps
219
The Next Step Beyond
227
A Legacy of Love? One Step Beyond as Genre TVs Paranormal Bedrock
259
A Survey of the Psychic Paranormal and Inexplicable in Genre Television
280
The Fifteen Best Episodes of One Step Beyond
284
John Newlands Directing Contributions to Genre TV Series 19611978
285
Remakes
286
Notes
287
Bibliography
291
Index
295
Copyright

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John Kenneth Muir is the author of more than 20 reference books covering science fiction and horror on film and television. He is creator of the Internet sci-fi series The House Between (www.thehousebetween.com) and his popular blog can be found at reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com.

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