TV: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
TV sci-fi anthology shows have a long and rich tradition. While the two 800 lb. gorillas, "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits," continue to be re-made and followed by loyal fans, for every huge success, there are failures like "Night Gallery" and, in today's post, "Beyond Belief."
Yes, that's Commander Riker, AKA Jonathan Frakes. While he wasn't the host of the first season, from season two onwards, he introduced every segment. And yes, that's Mr. Movie Voice himself, Don LaFontaine, doing the intro. Part of the fun of the show was seeing in each season how much weight Mr. Frakes had put on or lost in the interim.
The segments were only ten minutes long, so the stories were incredibly basic and to the point, with only three or four main characters per segment.