The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 16

The Premonition (9 Jan. 1965)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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When a test pilot crashes in his experimental X-15 plane, he and his wife discover they are in a reality where time has slowed down almost to a standstill. Returning to the airbase, they ... See full summary »

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When a test pilot crashes in his experimental X-15 plane, he and his wife discover they are in a reality where time has slowed down almost to a standstill. Returning to the airbase, they are horrified to see their daughter standing in the path of a moving truck and they seem to be unable to prevent her death. Written by gazhack

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Scene of X-15 landing is on 5 November 1959 when a small engine fire started and forced pilot Scott Crossfield to make an emergency landing on Rosamond Dry Lake. The X-15, not designed to land with fuel, came down with a heavy load of propellants and broke its back, grounding this particular X-15, ship #2 (56-6671), for three months. See more »

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Near the end, when pilot Jim Darcy fixes the truck so it stops, he is seen running back to the car and X-15. Everyone is frozen in time, but when he rounds the fence you can see someone walking in the background near some trucks. See more »

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Entertaining But Never Had a Valid Explanation for Why It Happened
20 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The next to the last episode is interesting though endless. How many times do they run back and forth to the facility from the crash site and why did it take so long when they drove the car? A test pilot loses control of an experimental jet and makes a crash landing. His wife is zooming along the landing site in a car when she loses control and consciousness. When the two of them come to, they are reunited, but while they are animated, the rest of the world seems to be in suspended animation. Even the jet that crashed is still in the sky and the car still has the woman in it, even though she is watching it. To make matters worse, their little girl is frozen but in th direct line of a huge truck which, if everything returns to normal, will run her over. The task is to figure out why they are there and what to do about the little girl. They also meet a poor man who has found himself in a kind of hopeless purgatory between times. He is a threat because he could eventually be displaced by the young couple. It is an innovative episode and except for the fuzziness of the logic, it works pretty well. By the way, those seat belts must have been made of cardboard.


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