The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 4

Expanding Human (10 Oct. 1964)

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Trying to speed up man's evolution, a scientist recklessly experiments on himself. He does indeed gain super intelligence and new abilities, but at the cost of his morality and humanity.

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Trying to speed up man's evolution, a scientist recklessly experiments on himself. He does indeed gain super intelligence and new abilities, but at the cost of his morality and humanity.

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Dr. Jekyll meets Timothy Leary
5 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an odd little episode of "The Outer Limits"--and very timely. It's as if they've taken the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and adapted it for the 1960s. Now, with the increased popularity of LSD, the show was able to capitalize on it and make an anti-drug message AND entertain at the same time.

The show begins with a weird primordial sort of man breaking in and stealing some chemicals. He's interrupted and brutally kills a guard with the strength of many men. Soon it becomes obvious that this is someone who has transformed himself into a super-intelligent, super-powerful and super-amoral man--and he's bent on killing again and again if needed. The clues lead to a group of men who have been dabbling into the concept of 'consciousness raising' (a term used by scientists like Timothy Leary when discussing the use of LSD).

All in all, a worthwhile episode even if it is a bit obvious in its underlying message as well as the story itself being a bit of a revised version of the old Robert Lewis Stephenson story. It's also worth noting that this show is one of the few of the era that actually showing a person bleeding. It was necessary for the plot but normally deaths were quite bloodless on TV during this era.


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