The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Probe 

When an airplane crashes into the sea, its crew awake to find themselves inside a large metal chamber. Soon their bewilderment is replaced by fear when they come under attack by a huge machine and large blob-like creature.

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(as Felix Feist)

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Jefferson Rome (as Mark Richman)
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Pilot Coberly
William Stevens ...
Navigator Dexter
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William Boyett ...
Co-Pilot Beeman
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The Mikie (Alien Microbe)
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When an airplane crashes into the sea, its crew awake to find themselves inside a large metal chamber. Soon their bewilderment is replaced by fear when they come under attack by a huge machine and large blob-like creature.

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16 January 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The alien microbe-monster costume was later used as the "Horta" in the "Star Trek" episode "Devil in the Dark" with the same actor (Janos Prohaska) inside it. See more »

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When in the Telemetry Room, a boom mic moves into frame behind the character Jeff. See more »

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The Hour Begins Well And Ends Well
20 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

A few people are trapped in a space probe at sea.

It begins to well, it ends well, but that boring 20-question routine in the middle will put you to sleep. This would have been a classic if it only lasted 25 minutes, so do yourself a favour, once act one ends, picture search to act four, and you will have a gem!

The mutant creature seen in this hour actually looks better when seen in colour in the Star Trek episode: Devil In The Dark.

In fact, now that I mention it, there were several times during the 49 episodes of The Outer Limits where I would say: "I would love to see this in colour".

But the B&W is fine, B&W is sometimes good for sci-fi, the B&W first season of Lost In Space looked better than the two colour seasons that came after. So The Outer Limits stands as a gem with only six stinkers in the 49 episode run: not bad at all!


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