A distant planet teleports a young man and woman from an apartment building to compete in a gladiatorial contest. For the aliens it's just an amusing jungle reality show, but if the humans fail, Earth will be destroyed. The woman is desperate to save Earth, but the man is a vicious, petty crook on the run, who has little to lose, but doesn't care about humanity's fate. Written by
Did You Know?
The one line spoken by the murderous poker player ("That ace came off the bottom!") was dubbed by an uncredited Vic Perrin, the Outer Limits Control Voice. See more
In the last two shots of the final scene, the white towel jumps from Laura Hanley's right hand to her left hand. See more
Remade as Star Trek: Arena