(Old Radio Show)
Beware of Tomorrow
There are many tales in
the Great, Sealed Book. Most of them are very strange and this one is
no exception. It is the story of scientist, Dick Dale, who is contacted
by his mentor, Professor Clark, who wishes to see him, and invites him
to visit. The professor lives in a big, old house in the middle of the
woods, but, when Dick arrives in town he is lucky enough to be offered
a lift by the local Sherriff.
Ramsey warns Dick that the professor has acquired a bad reputation in
the area and many of the local folk believe he has a glass jar
containing the brain of a killer and that he is making the brain grow.
is all nonsense of course, as Dick soon discovers. There is no glass
jar. His friend used part of the brain to construct an
man he calls Alpha.
is very strong and can do the work of three men, but the professor
intends to build a better version—Beta—and is already making plans to
dismantle Alpha. The mechanical man may be slow, but he is not stupid.
He has no desire to be reduced to spare parts, so he kills the
professor, hoping to ensure his own survival. The professor's
assistant, Barton, then asks Dick to stay and help him to complete the
professor's work, but Barton has an agenda so terrible it makes Alpha's
crimes pale into insignificance.
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