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

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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Maj. Jong
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Col. Luke Stone
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Pvt. Arthur Dix
Bill Gunn ...
Lt. James P. Willowmore
David Frankham ...
Capt. Terrence Ralph Brookman
Bernard Kates ...
Dr. Whorf
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Lt. Esra Krug
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Chief of Staff
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Gen. Benton
Lillian Adams ...
Dix's Mother
Lisa Mann ...
Krug's Governess
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Commanding General
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Ebonite Interrogator
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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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Whit Bissell appears in a general's uniform almost identical to the uniform he'd wear six years later in the TV show The Time Tunnel . See more »

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Ebonite Interrogator: Are you ready to talk, Dix?
[Dix tries to speak, but no words come out]
Ebonite Interrogator: Perhaps you could speak if there was someone here you really wanted to speak to.
Dix's Mother: [Appears in a hallucinatory vision] Arthur. Arthur. You can talk to your mom, can't you, baby?
Pvt. Arthur Dix: Mom?
Dix's Mother: [Hugging and affectionate] Oh. Oh. You can talk. Tell me what they want to know.
[Dix shakes head]
Dix's Mother: Then whisper it to me then, baby. Whisper all about it.
[Dix whispers in her ear]
Ebonite Interrogator: Private Dix. You may 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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