The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 10

The Inheritors: Part 1 (21 Nov. 1964)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Ballard
Art Harris
AIO Capt. Newa
Steve Ihnat ...
Lt. Philip Minns
Sgt. James Conover
Dee Pollock ...
Pfc. Francis Hadley
James Frawley ...
Pvt. Robert Renaldo
Randolph E. Branch
E.F. Larkin
Robert Nelson ...
The Surgeon (as Robert J. Nelson)
Kim Hector ...
Johnny Subiron
Robert Cinder ...
William Wintersole ...
Prof. Andrew Whitsett (as William Winterside)
Simon Prescott ...
The Guard (as Sy Prescott)
Linda Hutchings ...
The Nurse


Four soldiers have been shot in the head by bullets made from the fragment of a meteorite. As a result, they have developed genius level IQs. Three of them have disappeared, one remains in hospital. Adam Ballard, Assistant Secretary of Science, believes the men have been taken over by an alien intelligence, and that they are working to bring some evil plan to fruition. Written by Barbara Peterson

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Closing credits misspell the character description for Leon Askin as "Shop Superintendant". The correct spelling is "Superintendent". See more »


[first lines]
Control Voice: In the troubled places of the world, the Devil's hunter finds rare game. For manmade savagery is only the instrument for a secret terror stirring from its dark place of ambush.
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"The Inheritors: Part 1" ep of "The Outer Limits" has gotten me intrigued to see what happens next
20 August 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of this episode of "The Outer Limits", a Lt. Phillip Minns (Steve Ihnat) is shot in the head in the Far East before getting sent to a hospital where a U.S. government investigator (Robert Duvall) is told by doctors that there are two brain waves in him-one of which is alien. This investigator then tells some associates in Washington D.C. about three more soldiers with similar shots in the head and brain waves. I'll stop there and just say how intriguing the whole thing was and how I'm now anxious to watch Part 2 of "The Inheritors" ep of "The Outer Limits". So it is that I'm now going to watch it before I send my next review on this site...

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