The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 2

Cold Hands, Warm Heart (26 Sep. 1964)

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Following a mission to Venus, an astronaut finds himself constantly cold and has strange dreams about encountering an alien outside his spacecraft.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Col. / Brig. Gen. Jeff Barton
Geraldine Brooks ...
Ann Barton
Lloyd Gough ...
Gen. Claiborne
Dr. Mike
Henry Scott ...
Julian Burton ...
Peter Madsen ...


Following a mission to Venus, an astronaut finds himself constantly cold and has strange dreams about encountering an alien outside his spacecraft.

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pretty silly....
3 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly silly episode of "The Outer Limits"--one that is a serious letdown for an otherwise exceptional series. Like they often say 'you can't win 'em all'....and that is definitely the case with "Cold Hands, Warm Heart".

This episode stars William Shatner as an astronaut recently returned from his orbiting Venus--yes, Venus, the incredibly inhospitable planet that is well beyond our capability to ever visit. Regardless, he's seen an a national hero and is quickly promoted to general. However, through the course of the show, it's obvious that Willie just ain't right. He's constantly cold, consumes hot coffee like it's ice cold and his personality becomes odd to say the least. In fact, apart from a goofy script with a silly dolly on wires, the episode is seriously flawed because it demands that Shatner emote--a lot. And, boy, does he over-emote. In fact, later in the show it becomes almost laughable how he reacts. You just have to see it to believe it. As a result, this is a definite dud in an otherwise great series.

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