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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21 November 1964 (USA)  »

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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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Robert Duvall Vs Steve Ihnat
18 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Robert Duvall is up against four genius troublemakers.

Fans of Star Trek's Whom Gods Destroy: this hour is for you! Steve Ihnat did two really good sci-fi characters in his lifetime and Whom Gods and The Inheritors are where you find those characters.

Granted, he was more fun in Star Trek but you hang on his every word in The Outer Limits.

Robert Duvall, the story and acting are all fine. The only issue I have is the sometimes poor musical score which sounds like the score for the 1950s flick: It Came From Outer Space.

Note: Part 2 is better than part 1.

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