The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 22

Specimen: Unknown (24 Feb. 1964)

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Astronauts operating an orbiting space station find a strange and deadly species of plant life. Higher ups consider: Should the craft be destroyed with four men aboard or left to land knowing the plants could destroy the rest of mankind?

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Astronauts operating an orbiting space station find a strange and deadly species of plant life. Higher ups consider: Should the craft be destroyed with four men aboard or left to land knowing the plants could destroy the rest of mankind?

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Specimen: Known To Me
5 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Alien plants cause trouble on earth.

This hour was probably a lot better in 1964, now today I have seen other TV shows like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Terror) and Star Trek (This Side Of Paradise) pinch the invader plant story and it all seems rather routine now.

But there is no question that the final act of Specimen: Unknown still packs a punch in 2014. In fact the whole hour is still rather cool.

At this stage of the season, The Outer Limits was dishing out great episodes every week! The imagination, scripting, acting, music, location filming is just great.


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