THE JACQUES KREISLER MANUFACTURING COMPANY PRESENTS "TALES OF TOMORROW" PROGRAM #1 "VERDICT FROM SPACE" ORIGINAL STORY AND TELEPLAY BY: THEODORE STURGEON. NETWORK: ABC-TV. TELECAST DATE: AUGUST 3, 1951. [New York]: A George Foley / Dick Gordon Production, 1951. 49 leaves, paged [1-4]; 1-9; 9a; 10-19; 19a; [1-3: commercial on blue paper]; 20; 20a; 21-22; 22a; 23-33; [1: credits] [1-4: commercial on blue paper]. Mimeographed TV script, heavily corrected throughout in pencil. The cover page is marked "Corrected Script" and "FINAL REVISED" in pencil at the top of the sheet. The script is complete and includes cast and crew lists, rehearsal schedule, and inserts on blue paper stock for the commercials that ran during the program. The series, produced by George Foley and Dick Gordon, was performed and broadcast live on ABC-TV from 1951 to 1953. It ran for 85 episodes. The series, originally called Tomorrow is Yours, was developed by Theodore Sturgeon, the series story editor, and Mort Abrahams, the program's executive producer. Tales of Tomorrow was one of the earliest and most successful SF anthology television series. It was ambitious but, like most television of the period, limited by the restrictions imposed by live studio shooting. At a time when most SF on TV was targeted to children, Tales of Tomorrow was intended for adults. It drew its material from a variety of sources, including the SF pulp magazines, as well as using original scripts. "Verdict from Space" is Sturgeon's adaptation of his short story "The Sky Was Full of Ships" which was first published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1947. First leaf irregularly tanned, otherwise very good throughout. (#156874).