|'Get Off My Cloud'|
That’s the first few minutes of the Out of the Unknown episode ‘Get Off My Cloud’. You can’t watch it anymore, because some years after the series ended, the BBC wiped quite a few of the tapes and in fact there isn’t even a complete shooting script left for ‘Get Off My Cloud’. I only know how that episode played out because I watched it when it was first broadcast in 1969. I was seven years old and it left a lasting impression.
Out of the Unknown was a gem of a series, adapting stories by well-known authors such as Isaac Asimov, John Wyndham, Frederick Pohl, JG Ballard, Kate Wilhelm and Ray Bradbury as well as generating original scripted adult science fiction, all in the heady ‘experimental’ days of broadcast television. You can get a feel for the show by watching the YouTube trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXMuZ5iGTqk) for the British Film Institute’s DVD compilation of the remaining episodes. And if you really feel tempted, the DVDs are available on Amazon - http://amzn.to/1ENVFaV.
I’m not sharing mine…