The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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At the top secret Cypress Hills Research Center, scientists are kept under constant watch through O.B.I.T., Outer Bank Individuated Teletracer, a mysterious electronic device that tunes in on the different wave lengths of the human body.


Gerd Oswald


Meyer Dolinsky




Episode cast overview:
Peter Breck ... Sen. Orville
Jeff Corey ... Mr. Byron Lomax
Joanne Gilbert Joanne Gilbert ... Barbara Scott
Alan Baxter ... Col. Grover
Harry Townes ... Dr. Clifford Scott
Sam Reese ... Clyde Wyatt
Konstantin Shayne ... Dr. Philip Fletcher
Jason Wingreen ... O.B.I.T. Operator
C. Lindsay Workman ... Dr. Anderson (as Lindsay Workman)
Robert Benevides Robert Benevides ... Capt. James Harrison (as Robert Beneveds)


While operating the Outer Band Individuated Teletracer, or O.B.I.T. machine, in a military base, Captain Harris is strangled. U.S. Senator Orville arrives at the base to investigate his murder and learns that there are several bases with the O.B.I.T. machine, which is capable to monitor in a video display the privacy of any person anywhere. Along his investigation, Senator Orville asks for information about the OBIT, such as who is the manufacturer, price, who bought, but no user has any information about the mysterious machine. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Peter Breck (Senator Orville) later played James Kendal's father in The Outer Limits: Mind Over Matter (1996). Along with Leonard Nimoy, David McCallum, Cliff Robertson and Barbara Rush, he is one of only five actors to appear in both The Outer Limits (1963) and The Outer Limits (1995). See more »


When viewing subjects on the O.B.I.T. screen, the surroundings and any objects they are holding are not visible, yet clothing and jewelry are visible. If the O.B.I.T. machine actually were to work on tuning in on the person's wavelength as described, then only the undressed person should be visible. See more »


Barbara Scott: These past months before they took him away... he...
Senator Orville: Please go on.
Barbara Scott: Well, he... he imagined things about me. He accused me of horrible things. He called me a monster. And then he began to speak of seeing... real monsters. And finally, one night he didn't come home and they told me that he had had a physical breakdown and that they had taken him somewhere. I don't know what to believe.
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Referenced in The Munsters: If a Martian Answers, Hang Up (1965) See more »

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Secret Eye
10 March 2016 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Peter Breck stars as a U.S. Senator who has been sent to a top secret military base to investigate the murder of a Captain Harris, who was strangled at his station on the O.B.I.T. machine, which stands for outer band individuated teletracer, a new invention that can monitor anyones feelings and thoughts anywhere to be viewed on an eye-shaped television, which has had the effect of destroying morale in various ways, as privacy is becoming a thing of the past, which may not be an accident, as there are many such obit machines in existence... Prescient episode with intelligent writing and a chilling premise. Perhaps a bit too talky and stagy, but otherwise first-rate.

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4 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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