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The series One Step Beyond is all about a collection of stories and songs that were very inspirational and meaningful. The series which aired in the form of episodes 25 minutes each was a narrative of these logical stories which were based on real time events and real life experiences some of which were beyond the understanding of science.

The series comprised stories of different nature portraying issues like disasters, the myth and truth about the presence of ghosts on earth, assassinations, people disappearing, the existence of imaginary creatures on earth.

The series which was full of suspense was developed by Mervin Gerard and production was done by Collier Young.

The film which lasted for three seasons was broadcast on ABC.

The Sacred Mushroom which was one of the very first and main episodes in the series was all about the invention of drugs that are capable of altering the way the human mind functions. A guy named Newman was behind this finding as on one of his trips to Mexico he came across a lady who was gifted in using mushrooms for magical purposes. Newman ate some of them as he was made to believe by the lady that these mushrooms were capable of increasing the mental capacity of humans.

The characters in the series were played by actors and actresses who at the time were not popular in the film industry. They include Elizabeth Montgomery featuring, Charles Bronson featuring as Yvette Mimieux, Warren Beatty, Christopher Lee, Beverly Washburn, Robert Blak, Cloris Leachman, Mike Connors and Pernell Roberts.

Apart from these actors and actresses other members of the crew included John Newland who also participated as the host and directed most of the series. Others were Robert Douglas and Will White.

Music for the series was provided by Harry Lubin. He made use of songs in what was considered a soundtrack album One Step at a Time.

The complete series with all 96 episodes is available on DVD.

Tuesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on American Pop Classics
3 Seasons, 97 Episodes - Canceled
January 20, 1959
Science Fiction
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One Step Beyond Full Episode Guide

  • After going into a trance a newspaperman writes a story about a volcano eruption--the day before it occurs.

  • Much to the dismay of his fiancee, artist Paul Roland keeps painting the image of a woman from his nightmares.

  • A stringent governess disciplines her charge by destroying her toys. Then the child starts cultivating an imaginary tiger.

  • An aspiring writer meets a femme fatale each night at precisely midnight. She soon leads him into a life of crime.

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