The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Behold Eck! 

A two-dimensional alien inadvertently causes havoc in Los Angeles. The alien is stranded in our three-dimensional world and only a mild-mannered optician and his secretary have to power to help.

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writers:

John Mantley (teleplay by), William R. Cox (story by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Lind Hayes ... Dr. James Stone
Joan Freeman ... Elizabeth Dunn
Parley Baer ... Dr. Bernard Stone
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Detective Lt. Runyan
Sam Reese Sam Reese ... George Wilkenson (as Sammy Reese)
Marcelle Hebert Marcelle Hebert ... Miss Willet
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Grayson
Richard Gittings Richard Gittings ... TV Newscaster
Jack Wilson Jack Wilson ... Sgt. Jackson
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A two-dimensional alien inadvertently causes havoc in Los Angeles. The alien is stranded in our three-dimensional world and only a mild-mannered optician and his secretary have to power to help.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eck is shaped like some of the flashes of the energy monster in The Outer Limits: It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (1963). See more »

Goofs

Eck should not have been able to read the names and addresses of Dr. Stone's patients from his ledger, because it was later established that Eck was blind in our world. See more »

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After A While You Will Like It
13 July 2014 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A lighter story than usual, about contact with an alien being.

I find that whenever Outer Limits dares venture into light comedy (Controlled Experiment, etc) the show fails. For decades I thought this hour was the biggest load of crap all due to the absent minded genius and the poor effects work of the creature Eck.

But after a few repeat viewings I came to understand that the story is actually very good and the lesser elements to the episode can be forgiven if you just centre on what is actually happening in the clever story.

The budget was probably $20 but I can forgive that point as well.


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