The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 15

The Mice (6 Jan. 1964)

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An advanced civilization contacts the U.S. to test both worlds' experimental-stage teleportation systems by exchanging citizens. Fearing the matter transport will fail, U.S. military select... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Chino Rivera
Diana Sands ...
Dr. Julia Harrison
Michael Higgins ...
Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander
Ron Foster ...
Dr. Robert Richardson (as Ronald Foster)
Dr. Williams
Francis De Sales ...
Prison Warden (as Francis de Sales)
Hugh Langtry ...
Gene Tyburn ...
Don Ross ...


An advanced civilization contacts the U.S. to test both worlds' experimental-stage teleportation systems by exchanging citizens. Fearing the matter transport will fail, U.S. military select a prisoner serving a life sentence, not caring that a murderer's being loosed on Chromos, because it's 10 light years away. But will the ex-boxer escape before the exchange is completed, in the narrow window when the planets are aligned? Written by David Stevens

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6 January 1964 (USA)  »

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Writer Joseph Stefano named the protagonist Chino Rivera after his good friend, actress and dancer Chita Rivera. See more »


Dr. Julia Harrison: [Reliving a terrifying experience and trying to remain composed as she tells it] It was by the lake throwing something in. And then - and then it began to eat. Kelly, it looked like it was eating. No mouth, but it kept consuming.
Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander: The stuff that Richardson found.
Dr. Julia Harrison: I wondered why Chino called it a 'garbage eater'. They told us they lived through photosynthesis. They lied, Kelly.
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A Unjustly Neglected Episode
29 May 2007 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

"The Mice" is rarely singled out as a noteworthy OUTER LIMITS episode, yet it has many distinctive qualities. The strangeness that we find in the best episodes of this series is here in full force. A prisoner exchange between Earth and a little-known alien society allows a bizarre creature to arrive on this planet. This prisoner behaves in its own alien way and is creepy and fascinating to watch. There are a couple of suspenseful scenes when the creature is on the loose and wreaks some havoc. In the cast are Michael Higgins, Diana Sands and Henry Silva: all very good actors who bring plenty of realism to their roles. It's especially interesting to watch the sympathetic connection between Sands and Silva. This episode does not waste Henry Silva (a wonderful performer) as another entry, "Tourist Attraction", does. He really carries the show and makes it a must-see for anyone who in interested in early 60s TV drama.

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