A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Maj. Jong
Col. Luke Stone
Pvt. Arthur Dix
William Gunn ...
Lt. James P. Willowmore (as Bill Gunn)
David Frankham ...
Capt. Terrence Ralph Brookman
Bernard Kates ...
Dr. Whorf
Sasha Harden ...
Lt. Esra Krug
Chief of Staff
Ben Wright ...
Gen. Benton
Lillian Adams ...
Dix's Mother
Lisa Mann ...
Krug's Governess
Commanding General
Ebonite Interrogator


A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.

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2 December 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Whit Bissell appears in a General's uniform almost identical to the uniform he wears six years later in the TV show The time Tunnell. See more »


Ebonite Interrogator: Each of you will be invited to participate in an exploratory interview. I shall conduct it. Private Dix will be the first to accept my invitation.
Col. Luke Stone: I demand that privilege.
Ebonite Interrogator: Your demands shall be honored when ours are satisfied. Private Dix! Guard, escort Private Dix to my quarters.
[Dix is sitting against a wall and panics]
Col. Luke Stone: Wait a minute, Dix. Listen, Dix. Go with him. He's not going to hurt you. Listen, they're not going to hurt you.
[to approaching guard]
Col. Luke Stone: Now, don't hurt him. He's going to go ...
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Edited into Incubus (1966) See more »

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My Favorite Outer Limits Episode.
16 July 2006 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

I have always liked good science fiction. The Outer Limits is one of the best of the science fiction series. These 1960's episodes were shot in B&W which added to their moodiness and effectiveness.

In "Nightmare," a group of soldiers land on planet Ebon to fight. They are captured and become POW's. Their alien interrogator uses all sorts of mind bending, hallucination type of devices to extract information from these POWs.

This is a VERY powerful episode. It depicts the brutality of POW interrogations. I think this episode, along with the movie 36 Hours (1965), should be MANDATORY viewing by anybody undergoing POW resistance training.

The ending of this Outer Limits episode will blow you away.

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