I was watching THE MIST on DVD the other day, and in the disc's Special Features interview segment with Stephen King and director Frank Darabont, King briefly recalls the half-hour suspense anthology series, PANIC!, with some fondness. That was enough for me to do a little research. It ran for two seasons, though was renamed NO WARNING! in its truncated second season (or perhaps for later syndication airings), with a combined total of 31 half-hour episodes (18 in Season 1, 13 in Season 2). The series producer, Al Simon, is best known for producing THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, GREEN ACRES, PETTICOAT JUNCTION, and MISTER ED. Each episode was narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis, best known as the voice of the MARCH OF TIME newsreels of the 1930s and 1940s. According to imdb.com poster "crabturtle", a typical episode would open like this: “(Van Voorhis) introduced a character and gave a time in minutes and seconds when he (or she) would become involved in a harrowing situation. For example: "This is Mr. Smith. In 2 minutes and 36 seconds, he will be in PANIC"! Then, in that announced time, the character would get into some unforeseen trouble, and would indeed become panicky! The title then came on the screen and shattered into hundreds of pieces. The rest of the show would be how the victims of the situation were saved from their predicament.” Among those who appeared on PANIC!: James Mason James Whitmore Robert Vaughn Barbara Billingsley Carolyn Jones Alan Napier Strother Martin Mercedes McCambridge June Havoc Ann Rutherford Marsha Hunt Everett Sloane Leon Ames Whitney Blake Elisha Cook, Jr. Bruce Bennett John Anderson Richard Jaeckel Keye Luke Lola Albright Brian Kelly Richard Bakalyan Mark Damon Steve Brodie Len Lesser Robert Fuller Norman Alden Virginia Gregg Kathy Garver Darryl Hickman Marshall Thompson Lawrence Dobkin Eduardo Ciannelli Paul Burke Robert Quarry Paul Picerni Irene Hervey Kent Taylor Milton Frome Parley Baer Jack Lambert John Doucette Eduard Franz Whit Bissell Ted De Corsia Stafford Repp Paul Birch Kenneth Tobey Richard Erdman Ralph Moody As for the specific episodes’ plots, the recollections of the imdb.com posters, and the listings at imdb and tv.com, are scattershot and vague. However, I managed to find a page that has decent descriptions and actor/character listings for virtually all of the episodes: PANIC Episode Guide --that said, here are better descriptions of a few episodes than that page provides: * “Nightmare” (S1, Episode 7) In New York, a woman dreams that her husband is inexplicably driving a car on a rainy night in California, with a strange woman in the back seat, and will be killed in a crash. She awakens to find circumstances gradually drawing her unconvinced spouse closer and closer to that terrible fate. * “Reincarnated” (S1, Episode 18) A dancer (June Havoc) is threatened by an insane knife-thrower (Alan Napier), who believes her to be the reincarnation of the wife he killed. * “Hear No Evil” (S2, Episode 2) A young deaf-mute woman’s doctor solves her hearing problem with a hearing aid. She arrives home to tell her husband and sister the good news, only to overhear them plotting her death. PANIC! / NO WARNING! Originally aired on NBC, but it is unclear who controls the series now, other than that it was from Al Simon Productions, Inc and McCadden Corp. Has this fallen into the public domain? Or was it swallowed up by one of the majors (thus subsequently locked away and ignored)? Have any episodes surfaced in a multi-series set from Mill Creek, Alpha, Timeless, et al? Or is it a “lost” show? If anyone here has seen it, how does it stack up? Is it a forgotten gem, a humdrum ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS wannabe, or is it laughable cheese?