The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Demon with a Glass Hand 

Days ago, Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of his hand. Made ... See full summary »

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Byron Haskin

Writer:

Harlan Ellison
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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Culp ... Trent
Arlene Martel ... Consuelo Biros (as Arline Martel)
Abraham Sofaer ... Arch
Rex Holman ... Battle
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Breech
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Budge
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Days ago, Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of his hand. Made of glass and apparently capable of speech, Trent's hand can answer many of his questions. But it cannot tell him who he is or why his enemies seek him until he finds all of its fingers. The only trouble is that they're in the hands of his enemies. Written by CommanderBalok

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The entry gates guarded by the alien are the same ones used for the lab facility entrance in "Keeper of the Purple Twilight". See more »

Goofs

The glass hand tells Trent that the future Earth has been contaminated with a radioactive substance that has a 99-year half-life, and that the radiation will dissipate within 200 years. This is a complete misunderstanding of the nature of radioactive decay. Half of a radioactive substance will decay in the time period called a half-life. When another half-life passes, half of the remaining substance will decay, and so on. It would take many millennia for a substance with a 99-year half-life to decay to the point of being virtually radiation-free. See more »

Quotes

Trent: I was in a dark place. Someone was calling my name over and over, down a long corridor.
Consuelo: [amazed] You were dead. The hand, it brought you back.
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Mommy Observation (2014) See more »

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Ellison's take
7 June 2009 | by garysheskiSee all my reviews

I met and talked with Harlan Ellison at an early '70s Star Trek Convention, and the conversation drifted to DEMON, and how he hated the way the writers butchered & disgraced his story. "Imagine", he said: "Creatures from a far-future century fist-fighting and shooting at each other with pistols! Gimme a break!" Its saving grace, apart from its being a terrific sci-fi story, was actress Arlene Martel, who later gained fame as Spck's wife in a Star Trek episode AMOK TIME. That's the one that truly made her famous, previous to that one, she was but a struggling young actress. Her role in DEMON I thought outstandingly underplayed.


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