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: Explain the gold medallions to me.
Breech: The time mirror works safely only one way; coming into the past from the future.
Trent: And when the medallions are pulled off?
Breech: They're focusing elements for the mirror. It's... it's-it's as if time were a rubber band, and you were on one end stretched out tight. As long as the medallion's present, the band stays tight. But when you rip it off, we snap back up to the future.
Trent: I'm wearing one. That makes me vulnerable?
Breech: Yes, you're vulnerable. And we'll get you. We'll ...
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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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