Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
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GenreScience fiction
Paranormal
Created byLynn Lehmann
Presented byJames Brolin (1997)
Jonathan Frakes (1998–2002, 2021–present)
Narrated byDon LaFontaine (1997–2000)
Campbell Lane (2002)
Theme music composerAl Kasha
ComposersAl Kasha
Mark Northam
David E. Russo
Tim Simonec
Steve Zuckerman
Robert Alpert
Country of originUnited States (1997–2000)
United States/Canada (2002)
United States/Germany (2021–2022)
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes48[1]
(239 Segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersBarry Adelman
Dick Clark
Al Schwartz
Running time7–9 Minutes
(Individual Segments)
44–45 minutes
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseOriginal series:
May 25, 1997 (1997-05-25) –
September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05)
Revival:
October 31, 2021 – present

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (originally called Strange Truth: Fact or Fiction during production) is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002.[2] Starting in 2021, a fifth season was produced for the German market, where new episodes are released each Halloween. Each episode featured stories, all of which appeared to defy logic, and some of which were allegedly based on actual events. The viewer was offered the challenge of determining which are true and which are false. At the end of the show, it was revealed to the viewer whether the tales were true or works of fiction.

The series was hosted by James Brolin in season one and by Jonathan Frakes in seasons two, three and four. The show was narrated by Don LaFontaine for the first three seasons and by Campbell Lane for the fourth and final season.

Format[edit]

The stories told in the program all have some connection with the supernatural, ghosts, psychic phenomena, coincidences, destiny, or other such unusual occurrences.

Each episode of the show, as well as all stories within, are introduced with a pun or some other form of witticism pertaining to the particular story and episode, and they all include the underlying moral that not everything we perceive as truth and falsehood is as such, and that it can often be difficult to truly separate fact from fiction, hence the show's title. Since the Frakes era, the intros are filmed on a set resembling the interior of a Victorian mansion.

Each episode typically features five stories, at least one of which is supposedly true and at least one of which is a complete fabrication. The majority of true stories on the show are based on first-hand research conducted by author Robert Tralins yet mostly perpetuate hearsay or urban legends as facts, while many of the ones that turned out to be false are either completely fictional or modern-dressed re-tellings of untrue urban legends.

From season two onwards Jonathan Frakes would end each story with a pun related to the story, while James Brolin always retold a story instead of showing a clip.

Popularity, cancellation and revivals[edit]

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction had a sporadic airing schedule on its original networks, sometimes going for weeks or even months between airings. There is a two-year lag between Don LaFontaine and Campbell Lane's stints as narrator for the show, during which time it was believed that it had been cancelled, only for it to be brought back for another season in the summer of 2002. It was cancelled after its 2002 season. During his stint as narrator, Lane played the character John August in the Season 4 segment 'The Cigar Box'.

In Germany, where Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is known as X-Factor: Das Unfassbare (The Unfathomable), the show was especially successful and still has a cult following. This led to the X-Factor brand being extended to other shows: The Paranormal Borderline became X-Factor: Die fünfte Dimension (The Fifth Dimension), X-Factor: Wahre Lügen (True Lies) is a German series, and Scariest Places on Earth became X-Factor: Die wahre Dimension der Angst (The Real Dimension of Fear).[3][4]

Starting on 4 November 2018, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series' premiere in Germany, RTL II produced two special episodes under the name X-Factor: Das Unfassbare kehrt zurück (The Unfathomable Returns), hosted by Detlef Bothe. While directly copying much of the original's style and studio setup, this revival was heavily panned by audiences due to the poorer production quality in comparison to the original.[5] The show was continued in 2019 and 2020 on RTL II and now has a total of six episodes, with the latest episodes receiving slightly more favorable reviews.

In October 2021, it was announced by the German private channel RTL II that there will be a revival of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. It was confirmed that Jonathan Frakes is set to return to reprise his role as the host. The first new episode was broadcast in German-speaking countries on October 31, 2021.[6][7][8] Unlike previous seasons, the segments were produced and set in Germany, while the introductions by Jonathan Frakes were recorded in Los Angeles. Another set of two episodes has been announced to air in Germany on October 30, 2022. The new episodes have been filmed in and around Los Angeles and are dubbed for German television. The production was executed by German studios Superama Film and Wiedemann & Berg Television and will feature 10 new stories.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Of the 239 stories told over the course of the 48 episodes, 139 were declared to be "fact." Each episode of the series' run had at least one "fiction" story and at least two "fact" stories.

Series overview[edit]

Segments in bold were marked "Fact" by the show.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedTV SeasonTimeRank
First airedLast aired
16May 25, 1997 (1997-05-25)August 3, 1997 (1997-08-03)1997–98Sunday at 7:00 PMTBA
213January 23, 1998 (1998-01-23)July 24, 1998 (1998-07-24)1998–99Friday at 8:00 PM117[10]
313February 17, 1999 (1999-02-17) (Germany)
January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21) (USA)
May 13, 1999 (1999-05-13) (Germany)
August 18, 2000 (2000-08-18) (USA)
1999–00Friday at 8:00 PMTBA
413April 8, 2002 (2002-04-08) (Germany)
June 27, 2002 (2002-06-27) (USA)
July 15, 2002 (2002-07-15) (Germany)
September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05) (USA)
2001–02Thursday at 8:00 PM (1,3, 5-13)
Thursday at 9:00 PM (2,4)[11][12]
TBA
53October 31, 2021 (2021-10-31) (Germany)October 30, 2022 (2022-10-30) (Germany)2021–22Halloween at 8:15 PMTBA

Season 1 (1997)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Story titlesHostNarratorOriginal air date [1]Prod. Code[13]U.S. viewers (millions)
11"The Apparition, The Electric Chair, On the Road, Number One With a Bullet & Dream House"James BrolinDon LaFontaineMay 25, 1997 (1997-05-25)BEY-1016.45[14]
22"The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor"James BrolinDon LaFontaineJune 1, 1997 (1997-06-01)BEY-1027.43[15]
33"The Prophecy, Couch Potato, Love Over the Counter, Imaginary Friend & Last Man on Earth"James BrolinDon LaFontaineJune 8, 1997 (1997-06-08)BEY-1056.79[16]
44"E-Mail, Cup of Joe, Secret of the Family Tomb, Wheezer & The Unknown Patient"James BrolinDon LaFontaineJune 15, 1997 (1997-06-15)BEY-1046.13[17]
55"Needle Point, Toy to the Rescue, Mystery Lock, The House on Baker Street & The Train"James BrolinDon LaFontaineJune 22, 1997 (1997-06-22)BEY-1037.07[18]
66"The Candlestick, The Diner, From the Agency, The Magic Rose Garden & The Jeep"James BrolinDon LaFontaineAugust 3, 1997 (1997-08-03)BEY-1065.48[19]

Season 2 (1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Story titlesHostNarratorOriginal air date [1]Prod. Code[20]U.S. viewers (millions)
71"The Plane, The Gun, The Portrait, The Pass & The Caller"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineJanuary 23, 1998 (1998-01-23)BEY-2019.19[21]
82"Firestation 32, The Computer, The Girl Next Door, The Wallet & The Woods"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineJanuary 30, 1998 (1998-01-30)BEY-2028.83[22]
93"The Wall, The Chalkboard, The Getaway, The Prescription & Summer Camp"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineFebruary 6, 1998 (1998-02-06)BEY-2038.07[23]
104"The Wrestler, The Escape, Dead Friday, Ghost Visitor & The Lady in a Black Dress (Friday the 13th special)"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineFebruary 13, 1998 (1998-02-13)BEY-2048.27[24]
115"The Land, Titan, The Diary, Town of Remembrance & The House on Barry Avenue"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)BEY-2058.31[25]
126"Bright Lights, Magic Mightyman, The Student, Scribbles & Count Mystery"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 6, 1998 (1998-03-06)BEY-2068.26[26]
137"The Mummy, The Perfect Record, Grave Sitting, Murder on the Second Floor & They Towed My Car"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 20, 1998 (1998-03-20)BEY-2078.23[27]
148"Kirby, Dust, Malibu Cop, A Joyful Noise[28][29][30] & The Hooded Chair"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 3, 1998 (1998-04-03)BEY-2087.82[31]
159"Rock & Roll Ears, The Bucket, The Bridesmaid, Voice from the Grave & The Chess Game"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 17, 1998 (1998-04-17)BEY-2097.66[32]
1610"The Motorcycle, Blind Man's Dog, Deer Hunters, Tribal Curse & The Card Game (Animal Stories special)"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 24, 1998 (1998-04-24)BEY-2107.12[33]
1711"Bon Voyage,[35] The Man in the Model T,[36] The Scoop,[37] Angel on Board & Buenos Dias (Disaster Stories special)"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMay 1, 1998 (1998-05-01)BEY-2118.11[38]

  • Note: This episode was originally advertised as the season finale, despite that two additional episodes would air during the summer season.[34]
1812"Merry-Go-Round, Red Eyed Creature, Used Car Salesman, Surveillance Camera & Graffiti (A Touch of Evil special)"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineJuly 17, 1998 (1998-07-17)BEY-2125.96[39]
1913"The Warning, Bus Stop, The Cure, The Guardian & The Gift"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineJuly 24, 1998 (1998-07-24)BEY-2136.15[40]

Season 3 (2000)[edit]

This season premiered in Germany nearly a year before it aired on FOX; albeit, out of order.[41]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Story titlesHostNarratorOriginal air date [1][41]Prod. Code[42]U.S. viewers (millions)
201"Morning Sickness, The Curse of Hampton Manor, Wax Executioner, Blood Bank & Ring Toss"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineFebruary 17, 1999 (1999-02-17) (Germany)
January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21) (USA)[43]
BEY-3057.60[44]
212"One for the Road, The Music Box, Two to One, Damsel & The Horn"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 4, 1999 (1999-04-04) (Germany)
May 26, 2000 (2000-05-26) (USA)
TBA4.47[45]
223"The Find, The Golden Cue, The FBI Story, The Gravedigger's Nemesis & Last Rites"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14) (Germany)
June 2, 2000 (2000-06-02) (USA)
BEY-3096.24[46]
234"E-Mail, Blood Donor, Epitaph, Stitches in Time & Soldier"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMay 5, 1999 (1999-05-05) (Germany)
June 16, 2000 (2000-06-16) (USA)
TBA4.80[47]
245"The Nightmare, The Stalker, The Impossible Car Dream, The Dresser & The Burial (Dream special)"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 17, 1999 (1999-03-17) (Germany)
June 23, 2000 (2000-06-23) (USA)
BEY-3125.23[48]
256"Red Line, Two Sisters, Eclipse, The Ice Box & The Gathering"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 3, 1999 (1999-03-03) (Germany)
June 30, 2000 (2000-06-30) (USA)
BEY-3046.16[49]
267"Connie, Positive I.D., Trucker, Cook Out & The New House"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMay 13, 1999 (1999-05-13) (Germany)
July 7, 2000 (2000-07-07) (USA)
BEY-3035.57[50]
278"Creepy Comics, Louie the Dip, The Wailing, The Landlady & Curse"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24) (Germany)
July 14, 2000 (2000-07-14) (USA)
BEY-3066.07[51]
289"For the Record, Halloween, Precious, Get Your Kicks at Motel 66 & Phantom Drifter"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 28, 1999 (1999-04-28) (Germany)
July 21, 2000 (2000-07-21) (USA)
BEY-3116.13[52]
2910"Devil's Tattoo, Static Man, The Bloody Hand, Where Have All the Heroes Gone & War Surplus"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21) (Germany)
July 28, 2000 (2000-07-28) (USA)
BEY-3017.00[53]
3011"Dead Beat Daddy (alias Deadbeat Dad), Ghost Town, The Sewing Machine, The Sleepwalker & Money Laundry"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineFebruary 24, 1999 (1999-02-24) (Germany)
August 4, 2000 (2000-08-04) (USA)
BEY-3026.22[54]
3112"The Handyman, Anatole, Makeup Magic, Screwdriver & Charlie"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 10, 1999 (1999-03-10) (Germany)
August 11, 2000 (2000-08-11) (USA)
BEY-3106.81[55]
3213"The Dealer, Gratuity, The Cake, 1st Time Offender & The Mirror of Truth"Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineMarch 31, 1999 (1999-03-31) (Germany)
August 18, 2000 (2000-08-18) (USA)
BEY-3077.05[56]

Season 4 (2002)[edit]

This season premiered in Germany over two months before it aired on FOX.[41] The episodes were filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, unlike with previous seasons, which were filmed in California.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Story titlesHostNarratorOriginal air date [1][41]U.S. viewers (millions)
331"The Devil's Autograph, Mail Order Degree, The News Stand, The Murder of Roy Hennessey & Mysterious Strangers"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneApril 8, 2002 (2002-04-08) (Germany)
June 27, 2002 (2002-06-27) (USA)
5.85[57]
342"Writer's Agent, Crypt Ghost, The Doll, Hubert's Curse & Shared Vision"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneApril 15, 2002 (2002-04-15) (Germany)
June 27, 2002 (2002-06-27) (USA)
5.79[57]
353"Out of Service, When I Was Big, The Greedy Investor, Seven Hours of Bad Luck & The Secret of the Coins"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneApril 22, 2002 (2002-04-22) (Germany)
July 4, 2002 (2002-07-04) (USA)
4.04[58]
364"Second Sight, The Fine Line, The Wrong Turn, Who Was I & You Are Next (Sixth Sense special)"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneApril 29, 2002 (2002-04-29) (Germany)
July 4, 2002 (2002-07-04) (USA)
4.21[58]
375"House of Shadows, One Hand in the Till, Teasdale's Motor Car, The Vision & The Grave"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneMay 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) (Germany)
July 11, 2002 (2002-07-11) (USA)
5.35[59]
386"The Dorm, The Child Artist, The Weatherman, Sit-Down Comedian & Room 245"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneMay 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) (Germany)
July 18, 2002 (2002-07-18) (USA)
6.05[60]
397"The Wreath, Terror Night, Tants, The Candidate & The Ring"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneMay 27, 2002 (2002-05-27) (Germany)
July 25, 2002 (2002-07-25) (USA)
4.90[61]
408"Caitlin's Candle, The Flower Jury,[62] The Mentor, The Old Bike & The Music Teacher"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJune 10, 2002 (2002-06-10) (Germany)
August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01) (USA)
5.60[63]
419"The Wealthy Widow, The Witness, The Accident, Bad Dreams & Mental"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJune 17, 2002 (2002-06-17) (Germany)
August 8, 2002 (2002-08-08) (USA)
5.58[64]
4210"Moonstruck Beach, Healing Hands, Aspen Sunny Side, Night Walker & Hot Car"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJune 24, 2002 (2002-06-24) (Germany)
August 15, 2002 (2002-08-15) (USA)
5.65[65]
4311"The Mystery of Douglas Hibbard, Wheelchair Man, The Vigil, The Mandarin's Bowl & Ghost Writer"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJuly 1, 2002 (2002-07-01) (Germany)
August 22, 2002 (2002-08-22) (USA)
5.72[66]
4412"Witness to Murder, Roulette Wheel, The Phrenologist's Head, The Bridge & The Cigar Box"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJuly 8, 2002 (2002-07-08) (Germany)
August 29, 2002 (2002-08-29) (USA)
4.75[67]
4513"The Hand, The Battered Doll, Poker Justice, Above the Clouds & Screen Saver"Jonathan FrakesCampbell LaneJuly 15, 2002 (2002-07-15) (Germany)
September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05) (USA)
5.13[68]

Season 5 (2021–22)[edit]

This season was produced exclusively for the German television market by German channel RTL II. The first episode premiered in Germany on Halloween 2021, with further episodes being released each following Halloween. Unlike previous seasons, the segments of the first episode were produced and set in Germany, while the introductions by Jonathan Frakes were recorded in Los Angeles. Multiple German media personalities such as Gronkh made guest appearances. Eight more episodes of season 5 were filmed in and around Los Angeles in 2022, with the first two episodes airing on October 30, 2022 in Germany. As of 2022, the English versions of these episodes have not been released in any market.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Story titlesHostNarratorOriginal air date [1][41]U.S. viewers (millions)
461"Glückszahlen (Lucky Numbers), Alles hat seinen Platz (Everything has its Place), Kerze im Wald (Candle in the Woods) & Erwachen der Gabe (Awakening of the Gift)"Jonathan FrakesEberhard PrüferOctober 31, 2021 (2021-10-31) (Germany)N/A
472"Das dritte Date (The Third Date), Kopfloser Reiter (Headless Horseman), Mr. Chang's Shop, Lucky Loser & Knutschfleck (Hickey)"Jonathan FrakesEberhard PrüferOctober 30, 2022 (2022-10-30) (Germany)TBD
483"Die Nonne (The Nun), Teuflische Verbindung (Satanic Connection), Gettysburg, Verloren im Wald (Lost in the Woods) & Der Autor (The Author)"Jonathan FrakesEberhard PrüferOctober 30, 2022 (2022-10-30) (Germany)TBD

Syndication/Home media[edit]

During its final run of Fox, the series was picked up for reruns by the Sci-fi Channel, which ran from July 8, 2002[69][70][71] to September 6, 2005.[72] It would later air on the now defunct Chiller channel from 2009 to 2015.[73][74]

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Season One was released on DVD in Region 1 on August 28, 2007.[75] In 2018, FilmRise obtained the rights to the series, and made it available for video streaming via Amazon Prime and other services,[76][77] including their YouTube channel.[78]

See also[edit]

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