The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Specimen: Unknown 

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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Col. Nathan Jennings
Peter Baldwin ...
Lt. Gordon Halper
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Maj. Benedict
Arthur Batanides ...
Lt. Gavin
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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 rabbit that was supposedly killed by the plant in the space station was seen to be still breathing. See more »

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Maj. Benedict: Come on, you can say a few provocative words to your wife.
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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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