The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Demon with a Glass Hand 

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)
Abraham Sofaer ...
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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1.33 : 1
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This episode is included in the 2015 DVD edition of Historias para no dormir (1964), as it was originally aired as the second episode of the anthology series, at lack of a new original episode. 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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Edited into Historias para no dormir: La Mano (1966) See more »

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24 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm the eldest son of the Assistant to the Producer of this episode of The Outer Limits. It is in my opinion one of the best episodes he was involved in (the last 2 years of production). The show originally aired on Saturday night on ABC. On the Monday morning following the show, the phone in the producer's office rang and my father answered it. The voice identified himself as Ray Bradbury and asked to speak to Ben Brady the producer. My father at first thought it was a joke. It wasn't. Mr. Bradbury told Mr. Brady that he had watched the show on Saturday night and wanted to tell him how much he enjoyed it. Not a bad sci-fi recommend I would think.

Please remember when you watch the old Outer Limits that the budget was very limited 100k an episode I think. And that was for everything. So the aliens in this episode wore bathing caps and the "set" was the old Bradbury building in downtown LA. Shot the entire thing in one night. At least the run around the stairs, elevator scenes. For what it was and when it was done, it pretty good I think.

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