The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 11

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (9 Dec. 1963)

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An accidentally-created energy-being overruns an experimental power station, where personnel whom it has killed are restored to life with electronically-controlled pacemakers and are made ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Scott Marlowe ...
Jory Peters
Kent Smith ...
Dr. Bloch
Gaby Christian (as Barbara Luna)
Prof. Stuart Peters
Joan Camden ...
Prof. Stephanie Linden
New Sentry
Gene Darfler ...
Warren Edgar Morley
Tom Palmer ...
Detective Sgt. Thomas Siroleo


An accidentally-created energy-being overruns an experimental power station, where personnel whom it has killed are restored to life with electronically-controlled pacemakers and are made to service the "being" by a fanatical German scientist who overtly pretends to be looking for a way to destroy it. After the force kills a security guard and newly-recruited scientist, the latter's psychologically disturbed brother attempts to uncover the station's secret, along with the police sergeant investigating the most recent death with the assistance of a dead-but-alive woman staff member. Written by Columbus Frothingham

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When Det. Sgt. Siroleo is advised to have the energy being lured back to the pit by having all power cut off, he makes a call requesting this be done. When the energy being is returning to the pit, he is somehow able to activate the switch closing the door to the pit before power is restored. See more »


Dr. Bloch: I have told him that we are slaves to a problem of grotesque proportions.
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Yet Another Energy Being
27 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Yet another energy being creates death and terror.

This series was beginning to repeat itself in plots and the lead actor (Scott Marlowe) is now way too associated with another Limits episode (The Forms Of Things Unknown) where he played a much more memorable/colourful character: "Andre".

I am so glad that shows like The Outer Limits and QM's The Invaders had a massive parade of guest stars each week, it gave the shows variety in faces on the screen, the only negative side to that is that both shows often demanded each guest star come back for a second or third episode playing a totally different character in the same series. Not a big issue but in the case of "Woodwork" this got on my nerves.

"Woodwork" might not be a favourite but it is still good entertainment.

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