This is for those among you who, like me, were huge fans of the early TV show “Science Fiction Theater.” It was the forerunner to a much better (and better-known) series, “The Twilight Zone.”
But “Science Fiction Theater” had its own charm. I was practically a tot at the time (yeah, right), but for me it was one of the most eagerly-awaited and anticipated half-hours of the week.
Not the least of the attractions—it actually may have been the greatest one, for me—was the intro to the show. It featured sweeping music that had an exhilarating quality. I always felt a thrill and a chill on hearing it. Host Truman Bradley, although nowhere near as mysterious, biting, and wonderful as Rod Serling to come, had a trustworthy demeanor that gave gravitas to the otherwise-flighty proceedings.
I was very pleased to find this clip at You Tube—hadn’t heard that music in centuries (or is it millenia?):