Being a child of the 50's my original sci-fi exposure was with monsters from outer space, radiation bug mutations and giant Japanese speaking demons from the deep. I got my drivers licenses by the mid sixties and my trips to the drive-ins became more frequent. Then in the summer of 65 I spotted one of my favorite TV actors in a film about germ warfare.
I first saw George Maharis in the TV show "Route 66". He was the passenger in that Corvette Stingray with Martin Milner doing most of the driving. George left the show in 63 to my regret and it was nice to see in a movie no matter the subje