The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 12

The Borderland (16 Dec. 1963)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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After a scientist appears to invent a machine which can contact the afterlife, he convinces a rich man to finance his experiments with the possibility of contacting his benefactor's dead son.

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After a scientist appears to invent a machine which can contact the afterlife, he convinces a rich man to finance his experiments with the possibility of contacting his benefactor's dead son.

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After the conclusion o one of the experiments everyone gathers around to look at the results. The camera is positioned below everyone looking straight up toward the ceiling. In one shot a crewman can be seen standing up in the rafters just over Dr. Fraser's right shoulder. See more »

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The Fourth Dimension
28 February 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

During a séance, electronics scientist Mark Richman (as Ian Fraser) reveals "medium" Gladys Cooper (as Mrs. Palmer) is a charlatan. She claims the fakery helps channel her participants to believe, which is necessary when contacting the dead. Haven't heard that before, but it is a good explanation, under the circumstances. The failure distresses millionaire Barry Jones (as Dwight Hartley), who hoped to contact a son who died in a car accident at age seventeen...

Conveniently present at the séance, Prof. Richman explains he and wife Nina Foch (as Eva) have another idea for Mr. Jones. They are experimenting with a "doorway into the fourth dimension" and need financial backing. Richman has stuck his left hand in the doorway and now has two right hands. How this means Jones' dead son will be found seems far-fetched, but we go along with the idea. From writer/director Leslie Stevens, it's interesting if not convincing.

****** The Borderland (12/16/63) Leslie Stevens ~ Peter Mark Richman, Nina Foch, Barry Jones, Gladys Cooper


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