The Outer Limits (1963) 2 Seasons 1963

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Season 1
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1. The Galaxy Being TV-NR CC

Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's range, boosts the signal all the way up, unknowingly sucking the alien, who's composed of electricity, into the remote desert town.

Lee Philips, Jacqueline Scott
52 minutes
Original air date:
September 17, 1963

The Galaxy Being

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Season 1
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    1. The Galaxy Being Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's range, boosts the signal all the way up, unknowingly sucking the alien, who's composed of electricity, into the remote desert town.

    TV-NR 52min September 17, 1963
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    2. 100 Days Of The Dragon When a scientist in the Orient invents a serum that permits human flesh to be remolded and shaped at will, the Premier sees a way of overtaking the world.

    TV-NR 51min September 23, 1963
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    3. The Architects Of Fear Robert Culp is chosen to undergo a painful and bizarre mutation from human to Thetan.

    TV-NR 52min October 1, 1963
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    4. The Man With The Power Donald Pleasence plays a college professor who devises a method of harnessing cosmic energy into an undetectable beam that can devastate humans.

    TV-NR 51min October 7, 1963
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    5. The Sixth Finger David McCallum is a coal miner who is transformed into a futuristic man with a grotesquely enlarged brain, a sixth finger and tremendous mental powers.

    TV-NR 52min October 14, 1963
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    6. The Man Who Was Never Born Martin Landau portrays a time-traveller desperately trying to stop the birth of an inventor whose bacterium turns humans into mutants.

    TV-NR 52min October 28, 1963
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    7. O.B.I.T. At the top secret Cypress Hills Research Center, scientists are kept under constant watch through O.B.I.T., Outer Bank Individuated Teletracer, a mysterious electronic device that tunes in on the different wave lengths of the human body

    TV-NR 52min November 4, 1963
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    8. The Human Factor At an isolated military installation in Greenland, Major Brothers (Harry Guardino) has allowed one of his men to die after falling in a crevasse. Suffering from hallucinations, he goes to Dr. Hamilton (James Merrill). Hamilton has invented a device that allows him to read the thoughts of another person. Hamilton and Brothers connect via the device, but then a power surge causes the unthinkable: the minds of the two men switch bodies. The deranged Maj. Brothers is bent on destroying the whole base. Unfortunately, his mind is in the psychiatrist's body, and the other base workers know nothing of the mind switch.

    TV-NR 52min November 11, 1963
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    9. Corpus Earthling Dr. Jonas Temple, geologists, and his assistant Laurie have been examining some unusual rocks which seem unlike any they have studied. Later, when Temple is alone, the rocks assume the forms of black, living, pulsating creatures

    TV-NR 52min November 18, 1963
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    10. Nightmare A group of astronauts are captured on the planet Ebon and made prisoners of war. The Ebonites interrogate all of the prisoners using such special methods to get information as torture and drugs.

    TV-NR 52min December 3, 1963
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    11. It Crawled Out Of The Woodwork At the Norco Energy Research Commission, a cleaning lady is finishing her midnight chores. As she vacuums her machine picks up a small inanimate black mass. It is sucked into the chamber of the cleaner and there it feeds on the energy motor.

    TV-NR 52min December 10, 1963
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    12. The Borderland Ian Russell, Director of Research at Arrex Electronics, is conducting an experiment on a small magnetic field cell when he accidentally drops his pencil.

    TV-NR 52min December 16, 1963
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    13. Tourist Attraction Tycoon John Dexter spears a dolphin-like sea creature off San Blas in the Caribbean. It appears to be dead but, on shore, it comes to life and begins to make shrill, whistling sounds, which have a pattern and can be decoded.

    TV-NR 52min December 24, 1963
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    14. The Zanti Misfits Throughout history society has been faced with the problem of what to do with malcontents and misfits whose behavior undermines and destroys the foundations of civilizations.

    TV-NR 52min December 30, 1963
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    15. The Mice Dr. Thomas Kellander, Director of Neo-Kinematics, is in charge of a machine that will break down matter to electrical waves so it can be transmitted like radio and reassembled at the reception point.

    TV-NR 52min January 6, 1964
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    16. Controlled Experiment The inhabitants of Mars and its satellites, worried by the fact that Earth's warlike humans might spread their ways to other planets, send two messengers to research the peculiar phenomenon known only to the human race -- murder.

    TV-NR 52min January 14, 1964
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    17. Don't Open Until Doomsday On the night of her marriage in 1929, Mrs. Harvey Kry's husband suddenly disappeared. He made the mistake of unwrapping a gift labeled "Don't Open Till Doomsday."

    TV-NR 52min January 20, 1964
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    18. Zzzzzz Entomologist, Ben Fields, has been specializing in the study of bees. His lab contains a system of recorders and computers which allow him to talk to the insects and thereby learn of their society and lives.

    TV-NR 52min January 28, 1964
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    19. The Invisibles After a billion, billion years, the strange forces of cosmic energy have put together nameless nuclei that met and fell to Earth where, although deformed by the fall, they plan to rule by infesting the bodies of powerful and influential humans.

    TV-NR 52min February 3, 1964
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    20. The Bellero Shield Richard Bellero's experiments with a laser beam gun capture a traveler from a "world" of light. This LASER CREATURE has the power, in emergency, encase itself in a bell-shaped, clear plastic like shell that is impervious to anything on Earth.

    TV-NR 52min February 11, 1964
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    21. The Children Of Spider County Four of the nations' leading young scientists simultaneously vanish and the succeeding investigation reveals they were all born in Spider County within the same month, each delivered two months premature, and each carried the same middle name...Eros.

    TV-NR 52min February 17, 1964
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    22. Specimen: Unknown Dabney Coleman discovers a strange alien life form on the walls of a space lab which is capable of maturing into flowers that emit a universally lethal toxin.

    TV-NR 52min February 24, 1964
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    23. Second Chance An amusement park joy ride becomes an unexpected trip into space by an Empyrian from another planet. The passengers are unwilling and are chosen by the Empyrian because they have little to leave behind.

    TV-NR 52min March 2, 1964
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    24. Moonstone An expeditionary force on the moon finds a strange spherical stone. It turns out to be a space craft from another planet containing a number of beings who appear to be eyes floating in a gelatinous substance.

    TV-NR 52min March 9, 1964
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    25. The Mutant A group of scientists living on a strange planet -- Annex One -- are held there by one of their own scientists who has become a mutant due to the effect of the Radio Isotopes in the rainfall.

    TV-NR 52min March 17, 1964
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    26. The Guests The secret of long life is unfolded in this dramatic story of young lovers. As long as the people remain as "guests" in their strange surroundings they will retain youth forever.

    TV-NR 52min March 23, 1964
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    27. Fun And Games The "fun and games" on the satellite Arena consist of pitting creatures from other worlds against one another, with the losers forfeiting the lives of all the inhabitants of their own planet.

    TV-NR 52min March 30, 1964
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    28. The Special One The parents of a child science prodigy are approached by a mysterious official called Mr Zeno, who offers to give him special private tutoring. Unknown to them, Mr Zeno is a alien who wants to use their son's talents for evil.

    TV-NR 52min April 6, 1964
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    29. A Feasibility Study The inhabitants of a typical suburban street find that they've been abducted by a diseased alien race, which wants to discover if humans will make suitable slaves for them.

    TV-NR 52min April 13, 1964
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    30. Production and Decay of Strange Particles An accident at a nuclear research facility creates a dimensional doorway in which aliens need to widen to invade our world. A scientist races to discover a way to reverse the damage and close the doorway.

    TV-NR 52min April 21, 1964
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    31. The Chameleon In the advanced culture of the planet Venus, a search is under way for a source of manpower to meet daily needs. Venusians, sated with a millennium of struggle, effort and growth, want to lead lives of contemplation, freed of all other activity.

    TV-NR 52min April 27, 1964
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    32. The Forms Of Things Unknown This was a pilot for a proposed anthology story of eerie tales. David McCallum played a mad scientist who can manipulate time - as well as life and death.

    TV-NR 52min May 4, 1964

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Director Leslie Stevens
Starring Lee Philips, Jacqueline Scott
Supporting actors Cliff Robertson, Burt Metcalfe, Allyson Ames, Joseph V. Perry, Don C. Harvey, William Stevens, Mavis Neal Palmer, Peter Madsen, William Douglas, James Rawley, Bill Catching
Season year 1964
Network MGM
Executive Producer Leon Chooluck
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 23, 2003
Format: DVD
With talents like Joseph Stephano and Leslie Stephens as producers, some of the best Sci-Fi Writers and a lot of talented 60's actors and even actors that went on to great fame like Robert Culp, David McCallum, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall and Martin Landau, this was one of the first quality Sci-Fi series.
Twilight Zone was out there, but at times it was not really pure Sci-Fi, often more mysterious and horror, Thriller hosted by Boris Karloff (PLEASE PUT THESE OUT on DVD) were pure horror and the long running Alfred Hitchcock Present was straight mystery, so SCI-FI fans were captivated from the opening line with that mysterious voice telling you your telly has been taken over for the next 60 minutes. The acting was top notch, the writing literate and thought provoking, and you will even see many of the episodes were later cannibalised later to make movies, such as SOLDIER with Michael Anshara, repackaged in the 80's as The Terminator. To think you get 32 original episodes on 4 double-sided discs is just amazing.
There are a few puppies in the series...In the second year of the series Stephano played a less controlling interest. He believed in thoughty mind twisting Sci-Fi, while Stevens wanted the monster of the week, so some monsters did get a little Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea-ish (Think they even shared a couple with monster doing double time!). But all in this in one super buy is a must for all those Baby Boomers that would once more would like their telly taken over.
Warning to those who have not seen the series, these are vintage, high quality Black & White episodes. I think it adds to the spookiness as they could film in lower light, creating those sinister shadows.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 2002
Format: DVD
I've only watched four of the episodes in this collection so far, but that's enough to be able to say unequivocally that this set is worth purchasing for anyone who remembers the good old days of science fiction on TV. I was only 10 years old when Outer Limits originally aired, and yet some of the images from those programs have remained with me to this day, well into my dotage. I fervently hope a second DVD set will be released, containing episodes 33-49. That would included Harlan Ellison's "Demon with a Glass Hand," the all-time top-rated episode, as well as "Soldier," also written by Ellison, and "The Inheritors," the only two-parter from the series. Not to mention "Wolf 359," a title that should ring a bell with Star Trek fans.
I applaud the notion of eliminating the useless labels on each disk and packing 32 episodes onto 4 disks. I wish more collections would adopt this strategy.
In short, buy this set if you want to take a very pleasant trip back through time. Great TV!
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Farhie on July 8, 2002
Format: DVD
When I was in the 3rd grade, I used to come to school after the weekend, Outer Limits was on Sunday night, and I would ask all of my buddies "Did you see the Outer Limits last night?", invariably someone did and we would argue the merits of the monster and so forth (very sophisitcated 3rd graders and very liberal parents!).
Since then, occasional glimpses into that stark black and white world peopled with stars and monsters and questions and answers, both disturbing and tempting all at the same time.
A few years back, I began to collect the VHS releases, then the LaserDisc set, but it was prohibitively expensive at the time. Now grubbing around on Ebay and occasionally landing a deal.
When I found out this series was going to be available on DVD, I dove in and ordered it. To settle the debate over the content here is what I know:
There are a total of 1642 minutes of running time, now with 32 episodes in the set, that means 51 minutes and 31 seconds per episode, which figures, minusing out commercial slots. There are 4 discs, double sided of course, so each side holds 8 episodes. They are all there folks. Now as to the number 32..yes there are more episodes, but these are the original 32 that were produced before plot disputes and directional differences forced a change in producers, resulting in less intersting episodes (in my opinion). Here are the contents of the DVDS:
Disc 1
The Galaxy Being,
The Hundred Days of the Dragon
The Architects of Fear
The Man with the Power
The Sixth Finger
The Man Who Was Never Born
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Ned on July 19, 2002
Format: DVD
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery, which reaches from the inner mind to - The Outer Limits.
The first season, 32 episodes, are contained on 4 disks. Running time is listed as 1642 minutes.
Disc 1
1) The Galaxy Being: In the first episode, Cliff Robertson plays Allan Maxwell, the owner of a radio station, who ignores his wife and friends while he explores the heavens with his microwaves and his 3D TV scanner.
2) The Hundred Days of the Dragon: A Far East government plots to overthrow the U.S. by replacing key figures with duplicates. The deed is aided with a special drug that allows the skin to become like putty and can be reshaped into any form.
3) The Architects of Fear: Robert Culp undergoes surgery to turn him into an alien creature so that the world can unite against a "common" enemy.
4) The Man with the Power: A would be scientist allows an experimental-chip to be surgical place within his brain, which gives him special power. Once he discovers he can't control his power, he finally destroys himself with that power.
5) The Sixth Finger: A coalminer allows himself to be transformed into a superhuman that man won't reach for another million years.
6) The Man Who Was Never Born: Martin Landau is Andro, who is sent back in time to kill the mother of man who made a mess of the future.
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