The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Expanding Human 

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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(as Francis Cockrell)
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Dr. Roy Clinton
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Dr. Peter Wayne
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Police Lt. Branch
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Dean Flint
Barbara Wilkin ...
Susan Wayne
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Marc Lake
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Lee Morrow
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Dr. Leland - coroner
Michael Falcon ...
Elevator Operator
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Night Watchman (as Owen McGivney)
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Detective Sgt. Alger
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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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10 October 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This may be a record for Outer Limits but at least 4 actors appear who later played characters in Star Trek: The Original Series. First, James Doohan, who, of course, played Scotty. Next is Skip Homeier, who played two different characters in two episodes, "Patterns of Force" and "The Way to Eden." Third is Keith Andes, who played Akuta in "The Apple." Finally there's Jason Wingreen, who played Dr. Linke in "The Empath." See more »

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A Real Trip
17 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man becomes superhuman through the use of drugs. He murders a security guard and a man who held the pursestrings on his research project. The research is into mind and body expansion. The stuff of Timothy Leary. A police detective played by James Doohan (later of Star Trek as the inimitable Montgomery Scott) comes to investigate. The college campus is fraught with craziness, students who have become absorbed into these going on. The problem with this episode is it goes on forever and nothing much happens. This is one of the most forgettable episodes of the series. It is indeed appropriate to the time but is there anything prophetic about it? I don't know.


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