The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Don't Open Till Doomsday 

A tiny space creature, bent on destruction, is captured by the scientist Mordecai Spazman. His rival, professor Harvey Kry, convinces the media that Spazman's claims are bogus. The vengeful... See full summary »

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Justice of the Peace
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Gard Hayden
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A tiny space creature, bent on destruction, is captured by the scientist Mordecai Spazman. His rival, professor Harvey Kry, convinces the media that Spazman's claims are bogus. The vengeful Spazman boxes up the invader's miniature spacecraft as a wedding gift, presenting it to Kry's son. The alien imprisons Harvey Jr. inside the ship, to force Dr. Kry to help him complete his mission. Written by David Stevens

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20 January 1964 (USA)  »

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David Lynch fans take note...
10 July 2015 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

This is a strange episode of The Twilight Zone. It feels like the missing link between Hitchcock's Psycho and David Lynch's Eraserhead. Like "Fiend Without A Face" this feels like one of the nightmare touchstones of Lynch's universe. Even down to the strange wind sound effects blowing through the background indoors. The odd blob creature, the circle in the dark, the cobwebs, strange Lady Hostess, the oddly alienated couple all seem very much like proto-Lynch. It doesn't make much sense as storytelling. But as nightmare??? It's damned near perfect. Watch Eraserhead on the same evening you'll see what I mean. If David Lynch didn't watch this I'll eat a worm.


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