The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 8

Wolf 359 (7 Nov. 1964)

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A scientist creates a tiny model of another solar system's planet, seeding it with life, to study planetary development. The miniaturization allows the simulation's evolution to advance ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jonathan Meridith
Sara Shane ...
Ethel Meridith
Peter Haskell ...
Peter Jellicoe
Ben Wright ...
Philip Exeter Dundee
James Custer


A scientist creates a tiny model of another solar system's planet, seeding it with life, to study planetary development. The miniaturization allows the simulation's evolution to advance much faster. A ghostly bat-like creature hovers on the in-closed model watching the humans, while emitting waves of fear terrifying them. Written by David Stevens

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Wolf 359 is a star located approximately 2.4 parsecs or 7.7 light years from Earth and the site of a Federation-Borg battle in the Star Trek universe. See more »


As Patrick O'Neal walks past a mirror, the head and shoulders of an off-camera crew member can be seen reflected for a few seconds before he ducks down out of sight. Then, just before the scene ends, the crew member raises his head back up so that we see his reflection in the mirror once more. See more »


Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (1993) See more »

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Good Intentions, but ...........
17 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patrick O'Neal is a scientist who is observing a planet where a strange bat-like creature lives. He watches this planet and then creates a miniature of this and observes it with a high powered microscope. The creature finally manifests itself in the house, killing the research animals and some plants, and frightening O'Neal and his wife. He fires his lab assistant and sends his wife to stay with her family. Heis doing this to protect these people. He is in one of those situations that a 1960's scientist is in where he knows the dangers but can't give up on the work. There is that element of the 60's male who can never admit vulnerability, or even admit that something may be wrong. It's an interesting episode, but as is often the case, the characters are careless and shortsighted.

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