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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Did You Know?


This is one of two Outer Limits episodes penned by Harlan Ellison (the other is The Outer Limits: Soldier (1964)) that formed some of the basis of James Cameron's script for The Terminator (1984) - at least according to a lawsuit Ellison brought upon Cameron after the first Terminator movie was released. 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: What do you want?
Arch: You, Mr. Trent. Give yourself up. Give yourself up, and we'll let you live.
Trent: What is it you want? What?
Arch: I want the 70 billion earthmen! And you know where they are!
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Mommy Observation (2014) See more »

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Excellent - can't be improved
4 March 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This one I liked - from the very first time it was viewed. It has power

  • with powerful actors & actress. You "feel" the force of the episode -

and brace for the surprise ending. When first viewed - it held me spellbound -all the way to the end. We just sat there & thought about it. It was awesome that people could's imaginations could bring this to the screen with such skill. It made me jealous - how they could dream this up & I couldn't. This episode endeared me to the "Outer Limits" forever. It's really incredible they could find just the "right people" in the right scenes with just the "right lines" - When VCR's came out - saw my chance to watch these episodes over & over again - and never tire of them. But - I still remember that night in the early 1960's - when we were held spellbound by this episode - a standard by which other episodes should be judged - absolutely loved it. Thank very much for the privilege of letting me comment.


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