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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Trent
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Consuelo Biros (as Arline Martel)
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Arch
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Battle
Steve Harris ...
Breech
Robert Fortier ...
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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 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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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, Hulu.com 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 »

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The opening narration says that there is a legend of Gilgamesh, an immortal man who appears at different points in history. In fact, the Gilgamesh legends in known classical literature make no such claim. The only story arc of Gilgamesh relating to immortality, is that he sought a plant that would make its eater immortal, only to have the plant stolen from him at the last minute by a snake. See more »

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Control Voice: Through all the legends of ancient peoples - Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerican, Semitic - runs the saga of the Eternal Man, the one who never dies. Called by various names in various times, but historically known as Gilgamesh, the man who has never tasted death, the hero who strides through the centuries.
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Referenced in The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Ellison's take
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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