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The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 17 -- Pilot "Cobe" Coberly heads the crew of a transoceanic cargo plane in flight to Tokyo with only one passenger, Amanda Frank.  A hurricane forces the plane to ditch directly within the "eye" of the storm.


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16 September 1963 (USA) See more »
There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. Full summary »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Vic Perrin ... Control Voice / ... (29 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Johnson ... Anthean / ... (11 episodes, 1963-1964)

Series Directed by
Gerd Oswald (14 episodes, 1963-1965)
Byron Haskin (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leslie Stevens (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Charles F. Haas (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Laslo Benedek (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
James Goldstone (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leonard Horn (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul Stanley (3 episodes, 1964)
John Brahm (2 episodes, 1964)
Alan Crosland Jr. (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Writing credits
Leslie Stevens (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Joseph Stefano (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Morheim (5 episodes, 1964)
Robert C. Dennis (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Seeleg Lester (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Meyer Dolinsky (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Sam Neuman (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Allan Balter (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Louis Charbonneau (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Anthony Lawrence (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Mintz (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ed Adamson (2 episodes, 1964)
Harlan Ellison (2 episodes, 1964)
Milton Krims (2 episodes, 1964)
Stephen Lord (2 episodes, 1964)
Jerry Sohl (2 episodes, 1964)

Series Produced by
Leslie Stevens .... executive producer (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Joseph Stefano .... producer (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leon Chooluck .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ben Brady .... producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sam White .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lou Morheim .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1964)
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harry Lubin (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert Van Eps (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
Conrad L. Hall (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco (18 episodes, 1963-1965)
Fred Baratta (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (11 episodes, 1964)
Harvey Clermont (3 episodes, 1965)
Series Art Direction by
Jack Poplin (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup supervision (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... production manager (22 episodes, 1963-1964)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... production manager (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert H. Justman .... production manager (9 episodes, 1964)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lee H. Katzin .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
William P. Owens .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1964)
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1964)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Art Department
Richard M. Rubin .... properties (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Sound Department
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects editor (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jay Ashworth .... sound mixer (45 episodes, 1963-1965)
Ralph Butler .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Pat Dinga .... special effects (11 episodes, 1964)
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul LeBaron .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ralph Rodine .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
M.B. Paul .... optical effects unit (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Stunts
George Robotham .... stunt double: Paul Lukather / stunt double: Sean McClory (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Maak .... key grip (45 episodes, 1963-1965)
William A. Fraker .... assistant camera (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Norman C. McClay .... chief set electrician (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lloyd Garnell .... chief set electrician (21 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Boyd .... key grip (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Casting Department
Meryl O'Loughlin .... casting consultant (12 episodes, 1964)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... costumer (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
Sabine Manela .... costumer (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Editorial Department
Richard K. Brockway .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Roger A. Farris .... music coordinator (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: "Outer Limits" theme / composer: theme (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Other crew
Elaine Michea .... production coordinator (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Hope McLachlin .... script supervisor (40 episodes, 1963-1964)
Dominic Frontiere .... production executive (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Morheim .... story consultant (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Erman .... production associate / assistant to producer (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Seeleg Lester .... associate / story consultant (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
B. Ritchie Payne .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Calvin Ward .... coordinator (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Tom Selden .... assistant to producer (12 episodes, 1964)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Helen Gailey .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1963)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1964)

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Dominic Frontiere and Robert Van Eps scored the first season of this series. Frontiere composed new music as well as reused his music from previous TV shows such as "Stoney Burke." The second season was scored by Harry Lubin, who also composed new music and reused his music from previous TVshows such as "Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond" (1959).See more »
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36 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
An example of what television is capable of, 1 March 2004
Author: Richard Hatch ( from Riverside, California, USA

I was a fan of this show from the premier episode of "The Galaxy Being" which I saw when I was ten years old. I just recently was given the DVD set of both seasons. It's great to be able to see THE UNCUT episodes the way they were originally broadcast. It's true that the special effects of the early 60's are rather crude compared to what can be done with CGI today, however, the original Outer Limits made up for it by two things which often are missing in todays science fiction movies and series:excellent story lines with equally excellent acting. Another thing which always stood out for me was the music score which accompanied each episode. I was surprised when my teenage daughter watched some of the episodes with me and like them. One episode which resonated with her was "Don't Open Til Doomsday" It was weird having her discuss the episode with me and express the same feelings that I had 42 years ago when I saw it for the first time. I have to say that when the technology allowed for more realistic and fantastic special effects it seemed to take the heart out of good story telling. Even though I watched The new Outer Limits on Showtime and enjoyed it I feel that it still was inferior to the original series.

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