The Man and the Challenge Season 1

Season 1

The Man and the Challenge Season 1

First Air Date: September 12, 1959

First Aired on    :   1959
Episodes    :   36 episodes



Episodes

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1x36 Highway to Danger (June 11, 1960)


Barton researches highway hypnosis by subjecting himself to driving conditions that have killed five truck drivers.


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1x35 Breakoff (June 04, 1960)



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1x34 Early Warning (May 28, 1960)



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1x33 Shooter McLaine (May 21, 1960)


Barton almost dies when a scientist ignoring his own physical limits and Barton's warnings misreads important test instruments.


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1x32 Daredevils (May 07, 1960)


Barton puts the king of syut drivers through an incredibly dangerous test believing that the secret to survival lies in body chemical reactions.


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1x31 High Dive (April 30, 1960)



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1x30 The Dropper (April 23, 1960)



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1x29 Man in a Capsule (April 09, 1960)


Barton conducts a survival test on the surface of the ocean.


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1x28 The Extra Sense (April 02, 1960)


In order to prove that emotional stress promotes telepathy, Barton parachutes from a high precipice.


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1x27 Astro Female (March 26, 1960)


Barton puts four women against four men in order to prove that woman can equal and perhaps surpass males as astronauts.


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1x26 Hurricane Mesa (March 19, 1960)


Barton conducts a test on a pilot to prove that he can be switched successfully to a desk job.


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1x25 Flying Lab (March 12, 1960)


Barton performs and experiment to show that ignorance and fear cause lack of efficiency.


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1x24 Recondo (March 03, 1960)


A warden's daughter is held hostage by four escaped convicts.


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1x23 Buried Alive (February 27, 1960)


Barton experiments with Yoga to show that it can be helpful in adverting tragedy.


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1x22 Recovery (February 20, 1960)



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1x21 The Lure of Danger (February 13, 1960)


Barton looks individuals that subconsciously want to destroy themselves. He wants to learn why some men desire death.


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1x20 Nightmare Crossing (February 06, 1960)


Barton tests candidates for command positions in space.


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1x19 The Windowless Room (January 30, 1960)


A crack test pilot crashes his aircraft. After the crash he experiences a self-induced paralysis that slowly destroys his career and marriage. Barton restores the pilot's confidence by using hypnotic techniques.


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1x18 Rodeo (January 23, 1960)


Barton investigates the effects of a new rocket belt at a rodeo.


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1x17 Killer River (January 09, 1960)


On a cliff above the Colorado River, Barton rescues a parachuted pilot.


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1x16 The Storm (January 01, 1960)


Glenn Barton is asked to clear the reputation of a man who died mysteriously.


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1x15 The Visitors (December 26, 1959)



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1x14 Man Without Fear (December 19, 1959)


Barton uses a chemical names LSD-25 on a firefighter. The chemical removes fear, but raging forest fires prove that fear is a necessary part of courage.


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1x13 I've Killed Seven Men (December 12, 1959)



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1x12 Jungle Survival (December 05, 1959)


Glenn Barton is sent on a dual mission: test survival techniques in the Amazon Basin and determine the fate of four lost fliers.


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1x11 The Breaking Point (November 28, 1959)


A volunteer is sealed in a cell for 30 days and is subjected to psychological torment in order to determine his breaking point.


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1x10 White Out (November 14, 1959)


Barton researches hypothermia in Antarctica by reducing the body temperature of two doctors. He hopes the experiment will lead to an understanding of how to freeze astronauts to withstand certain aspects of interplanetary flight.


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1x09 Trial by Fire (November 07, 1959)


Barton enters an active volcano to test a new type of fire suit. He nearly loses his life in the experiment.


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1x08 Border to Border (October 31, 1959)


Two antagonistic jet pilots are entered into a Mexican auto race to prove that a team can overcome obstacles better than any single person could.


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1x07 Escape to Nepal (October 24, 1959)


In order to test the U2-21 drug which supposedly increases a man's ability to retain oxygen at great heights, Barton puts a group of mountaineers through a rigorous test in the Rockies before sending them to the Himalayas for a final test.


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1x06 Invisible Force (October 17, 1959)


In a hostile country, three Americans are being held captive. Barton is asked by a Washington official to form a clandestine athletic unit to free them.


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1x05 Experiments in Terror (October 10, 1959)



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1x04 Sky Diving (October 03, 1959)


To study the effects of gravity on potential astronauts, Barton goes to France to learn free fall parachuting from a brother-and-sister team of skydivers: Suzanne and Georges Bolet.


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1x03 Odds Against Survival (September 26, 1959)



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1x02 Maximum Capacity (September 19, 1959)


Barton sends two men into the frozen north to test their endurance in extreme levels of cold and isolation. He wants to determine the best way to train men for high security jobs in the Arctic.


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1x01 The Sphere of No Return (September 12, 1959)


In order to test human stamina at high altitudes, Barton and two other men go up in a balloon. When one panics and fails the required standards he is replaced by a woman which draws a hostile response from the remaining pilot.




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