Out Of This World
Release Date: OUT NOW!
1962 | PG | DVD
isn’t the only show to have taken a bullet in the archive. Here’s the sole surviving episode of an early ’ 60s ABC anthology series, created with the aim of bringing the masters of SF literature to the masses.
“Little Lost Robot” adapts a short story by Isaac Asimov, and while its shambling, vacuumformed droids appear to have lurched out of a cheapjack matinee serial its examination of AI morality remains intriguing, even as its monochrome future world fossilises into retro charm.
Extras: An alternative VidFIREd version; commentary with producer Leonard White and fan Mark Ward; audios of missing episodes “Cold Equations” and “Impostor” ( by Dalek creator Terry Nation); downloadable script of John Wyndham adaptation “Dumb Martian”; illustrated booklet. Nick Setchfield