Tales of Tomorrow is an anthology science fiction series that was performed
and broadcast live on ABC, Friday’s from August 3, 1951 to June 12, 1953. It
featured such stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., and 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea with Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo. Other
episodes featured such performers as Boris Karloff, Brian Keith, Rod
Steiger, Leslie Nielsen and Paul Newman. The series had many
similarities to the later Twilight Zone. Tales of Tomorrow ran for
a total of eighty-five 30-minute episodes.
A 27-year-old Paul Newman received his very first screen credit when he played
a young Army sergeant in the episode "Ice From Space," originally broadcast on
August 8th, 1952.