The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Astronauts on an orbiting space station discover a strange and deadly type of plant life. Higher ups are left to consider: should the craft be destroyed with the 4 men aboard, or allowed to land, knowing the plants could destroy all of mankind?

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Col. MacWilliams
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Capt. Mike Doweling
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Janet Doweling
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Astronauts on an orbiting space station discover a strange and deadly type of plant life. Higher ups are left to consider: should the craft be destroyed with the 4 men aboard, or allowed to land, knowing the plants could destroy all of mankind?

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24 February 1964 (USA)  »

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The strings that open the petals of the space flowers are plainly visible. See more »

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Maj. Benedict: Come on, you can say a few provocative words to your wife.
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Roll Up the Windows on the Car
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes it does rip off "The Day of the Triffids." That book and movie are much more sophisticated than this one. Here some really sloppy, careless astronauts allow an alien species onto their ship. They use no protective gear. They leave things unattended. Who are these guys? They are portrayed as scientists. Anyway, now they have an infestation and it must be decided if their craft should be the target of a surface to air missile. The decision is made to land and a patch of deadly plants shoots seeds out an multiplies at a geometric rate. The powers that be bumble around trying to figure out what to do. Two things that are utterly ludicrous are the efforts to open the hatch on the shuttle craft with tire iron from the trunk of the car. The second is taking refuge in the car to protect themselves from the deadly plants but leaving the windows open. Duh! Then there is the deus ex machina. Oh, well, it's not horrible; it's just really stupid.


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