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.

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Dr. Simon Holm
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Andrea Holm
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Rhea Cashman
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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.

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13 April 1964 (USA)  »

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This is Robert H. Justman's only appearance as an actor. He was best known as co-producer of Star Trek TOS. See more »

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After Mr. Cashman stops his car, a Luminoid gets onto the roof and puts its hand on the windshield. The Luminoid is gone when Mr. Cashman tumbles from the driver's door a moment later. See more »

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Dr. Simon Holm: There is no escape for us. Not for us. We need not suffer the same fate as Ralph Cashman. Not so long as we stay in our homes, and never wander more than six blocks in any direction. But we will never go back to the world we've been stolen from. Understand that. Never. It's a lonely feeling, isn't it? But we won't be lonely very long. Soon, the entire Earth's population will be teleported to this place. We will live in labor camps. We will toil, and sweat, and die in controlled areas. Some of ...
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Remade as The Outer Limits: Feasibility Study (1997) See more »

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This one has it all...
6 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better episodes of "The Outer Limits" and it seems to have it all--excellent writing, lots of originality and some exceptional guest actors. In particular, Sam Wanamaker, David Opatashu and Joyce Van Patten help to make this one better since they all are very good actors.

The show begins with an alien species kidnapping a group of humans by literally chopping part of a town out of the Earth and bringing it to their planet. At first, the humans don't realize what has happened but they soon come to realize many BAD things--that they are not on Earth, the aliens are infected with a horrible virus and this is all part of a study to see if ALL the people of Earth can be enslaved to serve these brilliant but evil aliens. How the humans handle all this makes this one great--and very, very poignant. The ending, in particular, is one that might just make you shed a tear or two! Really. This is just exceptional throughout and I won't say more, as I don't want to spoil it.


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