David is drawn into the space program by a series of coincidences that convince him of alien involvement. But why do the aliens want to put one of their own on a manned mission? Surely they can get to space whenever they need to. The answer may lie in the meaning of some photographs taken by an unmanned probe. Photographs that reveal some disturbingly regular objects on the moon's surface.
Did You Know?
Anthony Eisley had previously played an astronaut on The Outer Limits episode "The Brain of Colonel Barham" (1965), a show which also featured Paul Lukather in the cast. See more
The armed guard at the beach is "one of them", yet the actor, who isn't wearing concealing gloves, doesn't hold his right hand (facing the camera) with the gap between his ring finger and his pinkie. See more
What are you going to look for when we get to the Space Center? One of these... aliens? And what's he gonna do, come up and introduce himself? You told me yourself, they look the same as we do.
There are ways of recognizing them. First of all, they have to regenerate themselves. And they have an awkwardness about the hands, there's a... mutated fourth finger. And the fact that they have no heartbeat.