The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Gunn ...
David Frankham ...
Capt. Terrence Ralph Brookman
Bernard Kates ...
Dr. Whorf
Lt. Esra Krug
Chief of Staff
Gen. Benton
Lillian Adams ...
Lisa Mann ...
Krug's Governess


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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This episode was originally scheduled to be shown on November 25, 1963. However, it was delayed for one week due to the coverage of the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy. See more »


Lt. James P. Willowmore: [returning from his interrogation] They said... my blindness... spoiled their fun. They said... would I like to have my eyes back and I said
[voice breaks]
Lt. James P. Willowmore: yes yes
[regains composure]
Lt. James P. Willowmore: yes. And... they said... would I be willing to look at lieutenant Krug's body, uh, his corpse. And I wanted to see so bad
[begins to cry]
Lt. James P. Willowmore: I said I would look at anything, and I said yes!
Lt. James P. Willowmore: And I LOOKED!
Major Jong: Think of it this way, Willomore. Krug would have wanted some member of his race to look upon him in death.
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Edited into Incubus (1966) See more »

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The Sets, The Aliens, The Cast, The Music: Love It
27 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

US soldiers are sent to an alien planet as POWs.

First viewed in the 1980s when I was very young, I was turned off by the "stage show" feel of this hour but always liked Time Tunnel's Whit Bissell appearing as a General...again.

Viewed again this year when I am I love it. I love everything about it! The sets, the aliens costumes, the tone, Martin Sheen, Whit Bissell, the beginning/closing narration and the well matched music score.

The IMDb has revealed that a third season classic Star Trek got some ideas from this hour. I will need to re-watch that Trek!

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