Richard Bellero, a dedicated scientist, is working on experiments involving sending laser beams into outer space. His father, Richard Bellero Sr., believes the scientist isn't strong enough... See full summary »

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Richard Bellero, a dedicated scientist, is working on experiments involving sending laser beams into outer space. His father, Richard Bellero Sr., believes the scientist isn't strong enough to take over the Bellero business empire. In the meantime, Richard's wife Judith has more than enough ambition for the two of them. Richard, through a freak accident, reels in a being from another dimension with his laser experiment. The being has a small device that can project a shield that no force can penetrate. The alien at first wants to learn all about earth that he can and Richard cooperates. Judith, however, sees the alien and the shield-projecting device, as a means to power. While Richard is away, Judith first tricks the alien to deactivating his shield device then shoots the alien to prevent him from departing Earth. She removes the hand held device while failing to notice it was connected to a vein in the alien -- whose bodily fluid is the key to operating the device. This is the ... Written by Bill Koenig

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Another allusion to Macbeth is the alien "blood" stain that Judith Bellero (Sally Kellerman) cannot remove from her hand. See more »

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A laser beam travels at the speed of light so when fired from a weapon we would see the beam hit it's target instantly rather than appearing to "move". A common error in science fiction of this era. See more »

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Richard Bellero, Sr.: Great men are forgiven their murderous wives!
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Angelic Alien
12 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Martin Landau stars as Richard Bellaro, a kind-hearted but put-upon researcher disrespected by his wealthy father(played by Neil Hamilton) who plans on passing him over as heir to his business empire, which infuriates Richard's conniving wife Judith(played by Sally Kellerman). One day while conducting his laser beam experiments in outer space, a peaceful, angelic-like alien(played by John Hoyt) is intercepted and captured, though protected by a palm controlled impenetrable shield that Judith is desperate to control and possess, though the cost of doing so will prove quite high indeed... Superb episode with a multi-layered, intelligent script and fine acting. A bit slow and stagy at times, but builds to a stunning twist ending that Rod Serling would be proud of.


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