The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

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Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer, and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments, on which the government sends him. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.


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27 August 2001 | jmnordby
Very good program
I was in my late teens when this program aired and I watched it every week with my older brother. To me it was an inspiring series that seemed to show that man could go beyond his previous limitations and do what had theretofore been considered impossible. One incident comes to mind to serve as an example: The George Nader character is in an elevator with several other people when the elevator begins to fall out of control. Somehow they have to find a way to survive. Because of Nader's quick thinking and resourcefulness, they are able to transcend their human limitations and survive the fall, although in retrospect it stretches one's credibility. Even at that, though, it inspired me to strive to go beyond my own limitations and to try for seemingly impossible goals.

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12 September 1959



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