The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Six men and two women volunteer to be locked into a mock spacecraft and undergo a simulated space mission to a distant planet. However a series of strange events lead to paranoia and suspicion growing between them.

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Joe Dix
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Dr. Alicia Hendrix
Charles H. Radilak ...
Michael Lint (as Charles Radilac)
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Keith Ellis
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Capt. Harvey Branson
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Dr. Matthew James
Shary Marshall ...
Maggie O'Hara
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Prof. Henry Craif
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Six men and two women volunteer to be locked into a mock spacecraft and undergo a simulated space mission to a distant planet. However a series of strange events lead to paranoia and suspicion growing between them.

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26 December 1964 (USA)  »

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The simulated trip to the alien planet Antheon was supposed to take 261.5 days at a speed of 25,000 mph. This would be a trip of a little over 156 million miles which would have been only about halfway to Jupiter. See more »

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For this episode the end credits changed to a different scheme after the last commercial break and reintroduced all lead characters with additional on-screen footage before continuing with the regular series credits. See more »

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See What Happens When Six Are Thrown to the Wolves
19 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Six characters are put on a space ship simulator. They are told that if they don't press a panic button (which will release everyone), they will reap huge financial benefits. Things go along fine (despite Michael Constantin's boorish character) for some time. But soon things begin to happen on board. Constantin believes he has been attacked and nearly strangled. He is found fighting with bed covers. Other challenges include a poor man who lost is daughter. A doll like the one she had appears in the man's bed. There is a sudden loss of oxygen and people collapse. One of the women on board, a rather plain female scientist, realizes that she is growing old and barren and so she comes on to the men on board. The situation is quite good but the way things play out is really ludicrous.


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