The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Galaxy Being 

Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's ... See full summary »

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Radio DJ Gene 'Buddy' Maxwell
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Carol Maxwell
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Alan Maxwell
Burt Metcalfe ...
Eddie Phillips
Allyson Ames ...
Loreen
Joseph V. Perry ...
Police chief (as Joseph Perry)
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Military commander (as Don Harvey)
William Stevens ...
Policeman
Mavis Neal Palmer ...
(as Mavis Neal)
Peter Madsen ...
Carter - watchman
William Douglas ...
Galaxy Being (as Wm. O. Douglas)
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Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's range, boosts the signal all the way up, unknowingly sucking the alien, who's composed of electricity, into the remote desert town. Written by David Stevens

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16 September 1963 (USA)  »

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The shimmering Galaxy Being effect was achieved by filming actor William O. Douglas in a brown rubber alien outfit which was coated with glycerin to reflect the hot lights shone against it. In post-production, this footage was negative-reversed and then superimposed onto the main footage. See more »

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The alien tells the human to move his finger due east on the star chart, however in space there are no normal compass-based directions since these relate to a planet while on the planet. The alien could have said left or right and been correct. See more »

Quotes

Carol Maxwell: What makes you think you can invent the atom bomb? Who do you think you are?
Alan Maxwell: Nobody, nobody at all. But the universe doesn't care about that.
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First Transmission
10 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

First episode of this classic TV series stars Cliff Robertson as Alan Maxwell, who runs a radio station with his brother Gene(played by Lee Philips) who acts as a Disc Jockey there, while Alan is the explorer/inventor who creates a means of communicating with a being from another galaxy who is quite similar in feeling and circumstance to him, that is also conducting unauthorized experiments. When Alan is forced to attend a party, another DJ foolishly increases the power, ejecting the galaxy being out of his containment field and into the world, creating chaos in its wake... Fine way to start the series is both interesting and intelligent(if a bit contrived).


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