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Sixth Sense, The

1 9 7 2 (USA)
25 x 60 minute episodes

“You enter a strange room for the first time, yet you know you’ve been there before. You dream about an event that happens some days later. Someone begins to talk, and you already know what they’re going to say: A coincidence? Maybe. But more than likely it’s extrasensory perception, a sixth sense that many scientists believe we all possess, but rarely use”.

Not to be confused with the big screen Bruce Willis movie of the same name, The Sixth Sense starred Gary Collins as Dr Michael Rhodes, a sensitive parapsychologist who worked at a major university.

Each episode of the ABC series featured stories about ghosts or ESP and how the good Doctor and his research assistant Nancy (Catherine Ferrar) worked to solve mysteries that centred around these events.

Perhaps his most useful exploit was communicating an escape plan to an American prisoner of war in Vietnam, by thought transference.

Several popular stars of the day appeared in guest spots, including Lee Majors, William Shatner, Stephanie Powers, June Allyson, and Joan Crawford.

The series was later shown in syndication with Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. Both shows were badly edited down to 30 minutes for this venture.

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Dr Michael Rhodes
Gary Collins
Nancy Murphy
Catherine Ferrar
Host
Rod Serling