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Pathfinders to Venus

Pathfinders to Venus picked up where the previous series (Pathfinders to Mars) left off. On their return from Mars, the crew of the British space ship M.R.4. intercepts a distress signal from a rocket in orbit around Venus. Manned by American astronaut Captain Wilson (Graydon Gould), it has been struck by a meteor and is fast running out of oxygen. Harcourt Brown fakes a message so that Conway Henderson believes the the American has been forced to crash-land on the planet's surface. Landing on Venus in a thick forest, out intrepid heroes soon realised they have been duped when the US space craft lands. But by the time Geoffrey and Margaret reach it, the pilot has vanished and his cabin has been torn apart by a creature of enormous strength. This was the final Pathfinder story, but some of the actors resurfaced later in Plateau of Fear.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom ITV1 (1961 - 1961)
Schedule: Sundays at 16:50 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: DramaChildrenScience-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Planet on Fire

Episode 1x08; Apr 23, 1961

The astronauts have trekked across the vast Venusian desert to return to their rocket. But as they near MR4, volcanic ash sets the jungle aflame - and MR4 is in the centre of the inferno.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: Planet on FireApr 23, 1961
1x07: The Valley of the MonstersApr 16, 1961
1x06: The CityApr 9, 1961
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