The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Don't Open Till Doomsday 

A tiny space creature, bent on destruction, is captured by the scientist Mordecai Spazman. His rival, professor Harvey Kry, convinces the media that Spazman's claims are bogus. The vengeful... See full summary »

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Gerd Oswald

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
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Episode complete credited cast:
Miriam Hopkins ... Mary Kry
John Hoyt ... Emmett Balfour
Russell Collins ... Justice of the Peace
Buck Taylor ... Gard Hayden
Nellie Burt Nellie Burt ... Justice's Wife
Melinda Casey Melinda Casey ... Vivia Balfour Hayden (as Melinda Plowman)
David Frankham David Frankham ... Harvey Kry Jr.
Anthony Jochim Anthony Jochim ... Dr. Mordecai Spazman
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A tiny space creature, bent on destruction, is captured by the scientist Mordecai Spazman. His rival, professor Harvey Kry, convinces the media that Spazman's claims are bogus. The vengeful Spazman boxes up the invader's miniature spacecraft as a wedding gift, presenting it to Kry's son. The alien imprisons Harvey Jr. inside the ship, to force Dr. Kry to help him complete his mission. Written by David Stevens

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in 1929 and 1964. See more »

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The bezel of the small window of the doomsday box has two small holes at the top and the bottom, but in tighter shots of the box the bezel is smooth with no holes. See more »

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Rather weak, but at least Hopkins made my daughter scream!
23 July 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I've seen every episode of the original "Outer Limits" and must say that, to me, "Don't Open Till Doomsday" is one of the weaker ones. However, it did do one unusual thing--it made my daughter scream. Seriously. When she came in the room, Miriam Hopkins was on screen and her extremely ghoulish appearance literally made by teenage daughter scream!

The show begins back in the 1920s. A young couple has just married and they are about to embark on their honeymoon. However, one of their wedding presents is booby-trapped. Inside the box is a monster--and the monster sucks the groom inside its bizarre world. The scene now switches to the present. The bride is a Miss Havisham-like crazy old lady--STILL waiting for her husband to return by any means necessary. How can she do this---by substituting a poor unsuspecting couple for the husband! It's all pretty creepy but really wasn't all that interesting to me. Part of it might be because Hopkins overacted a bit--part of it might be because the monster looked so utterly ridiculous (even by the series' standards). All I know is that midway through this one, I felt a bit bored.


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