Rent Out of This World (1962)

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Designed as an offshoot of the legendary 'Armchair Theatre', 'Out of This World' was devised by television colossus Sydney Newman (Doctor Who, The Avengers) and Irene Shubik (Out of the Unknown) in 1962. Hosted by veteran actor Boris Karloff, the series presented science fiction at its intelligent best, dramatising stories from the cream of contemporary writers including Isaac Asimov and Philip K Dick. This long-awaited release presents the only surviving episode, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Little Lost Robot, starring Maxine Audley as the formidable 'robo-psychologist' Susan Calvin.
Also included are a newly recorded audio commentary with producer Leonard White, an alternative presentation of Little Lost Robot which has undergone the VidFIRE process to recover the 'studio' look of the original broadcast version, audio recordings of two otherwise lost episodes and a downloadable PDF of the lost episode 'Dumb Martian'.
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Sydney Newman, Leonard White
Narrated By:
Boris Karloff
John Wyndham, Isaac Asimov, Leo Lehmann, Clive Exton, Tom Godwin, Philip K. Dick, Terry Nation
BFI Video
British Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, TV Horror, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Thrillers
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Run Time:
52 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Alternative VidFIRE presentation of 'Little Lost Robot'
  • Audio Commentary with Leonard White and Mark Ward, moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke
  • Cold Equations (Paul Bernard, 1962, audio only): Tom Godwin's suspenseful tale featuring a very young Jane Asher and the impeccable PeterWyngarde, with a screenplay by Clive Exton
  • Impostor (Peter Hammond, 1962, audio only): adaptation of a story by Philip K Dick, dramatised by Terry Nation
  • Dumb Martian (1962): downloadable PDF of the script for the episode which heralded the series, adapted from a story by John Wyndham

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