The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 17

The Probe (16 Jan. 1965)

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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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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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Reasonably Good Concluding Episode
20 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The crew of a prop plane flies in bad weather, ultimately getting caught up in a hurricane near Japan. As we cut to the commercial, it doesn't look good. When we return all but one of them is in a life boat in the fog. As the fog lifts, it reveals that they are sitting in their inflatable on a plastic floor. They are soon subjected to several rays emanating from an eye near the top of a ceiling. It makes them warm; it makes them cold; it makes them wet; it makes them dry. It also has a laser beam that cuts a piece off the raft. There is another force. Some silly looking rubbery creatures move around at a snails pace but there is no doubt they are a threat. Eventually, doors are opened and they begin to explore rooms, including one that could be a control center. The leader begins to analyze things, trying to put two and two together. The young female scientist screams and yells things like "Where are we?" and "What will they do to us?" Fortunately, she does get her wits about her and becomes helpful. The series didn't have many competent women. They were mostly their to support or nag their husbands. The leader of the group somehow deduces what is going on (though I have no idea how). But it's a fun episode. For some reason, the series was summarily canceled, even though it was reasonable successful. It was great to watch these one more time an I will miss them.


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