The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 5

Demon with a Glass Hand (17 Oct. 1964)

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Days ago Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of... his hand! Made... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Consuelo Biros (as Arline Martel)
Rex Holman ...
Steve Harris ...
Robert Fortier ...


Days ago Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of... his hand! Made of glass and apparently capable of speech, Trent's hand can answer many of his questions. But it cannot tell him who he is or why his enemies seek him until he finds all of its fingers. The only trouble is, they're in the... hands... of his enemies! Written by CommanderBalok

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17 October 1964 (USA)  »

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There seem to be two versions in existence of the introduction to this episode, one where Vic Perrin says "Sumerican" rather than "Sumerian" and one where he pronounces it correctly. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008) shows the latter, the former. And despite the scene during the intro being of New York's Duffy Square the action actually takes place in L.A.'s Bradbury Building, recognizable as the setting for numerous sci-fi movies. See more »


When Trent's glass hand has only one or two fingers, he is seen using all fingers when gloved. This is most obvious when he is holding his left hand over Consuelo's mouth to keep her silent and when he retrieves and is gripping the second finger with his gloved hand. See more »


Trent: I was born ten days ago. A full grown man, born ten days ago. I woke on a street of this city. I don't know who I am, or where I've been, or where I'm going. Someone wiped my memories clean. And they tracked me down, and tried to kill me. Why? Who are you? I ran. I managed to escape them the first time. And the hand, my - hand, told me what to do.
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7 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I met and talked with Harlan Ellison at an early '70s Star Trek Convention, and the conversation drifted to DEMON, and how he hated the way the writers butchered & disgraced his story. "Imagine", he said: "Creatures from a far-future century fist-fighting and shooting at each other with pistols! Gimme a break!" Its saving grace, apart from its being a terrific sci-fi story, was actress Arlene Martel, who later gained fame as Spck's wife in a Star Trek episode AMOK TIME. That's the one that truly made her famous, previous to that one, she was but a struggling young actress. Her role in DEMON I thought outstandingly underplayed.

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