Is there an episode of this show where they're exploring a cave where someone's father had disappeared years before and they discover he had been dipped into molten bronze and turned into a statue by the natives and almost have it happen to themselves?
I thought of whatever episode this was just now and remember it creeping me out as a kid. I think it was this show but I don't see anything that sounds like it from an episode guide I just read through.
I don't have an answer for you. But I too remember an episode (or was it a film?) very similar to that which you've described above. I distinctly remember the molten bronze angle and the cave. If someone had tried to convince me that it was from an episode of The Adventures of Superman, I would probably have agreed. When I first read your post, I thought of Superman using a heat ray of sorts to melt the bronze. In any event, this will be on my mind for quite some time. I hope someone can recall where they may have seen it.
Edit: This brings to mind a film (or was it a television episode?) that I've been trying to track down for about forty years. The details with regard to what I remember are sketchy at best. I can recall a black and white shot of a woman staring into a mirror. As she is staring into the mirror, a flower (I think it was a rose) opens up slowly and the woman's face or the mirror begins to crack. (If it was the mirror cracking, then it stands to reason that the reflection would also be cracking.) I have ruled out The Outer Limits (I know that series very well). I was about four or five years old (1962-1963), and I distinctly remember my father covering my eyes at the point when the mirror is cracking. I have thought it might be Way Out, as it is possible that I was just under four years old at the time (1961).