The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Gerd Oswald

Writer:

Meyer Dolinsky
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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 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)
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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The O.B.I.T. console (sans the viewing screen) is also used in the U.N.C.L.E. headquarters as Mr. Waverly's communication console in the first season of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and is also seen during the end credits on later seasons. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[closing narration]
Control Voice: Agents of the justice department are rounding up the machines now. But these machines, these inventions of another planet have been cunningly conceived to prey on our most mortal weakness. In the last analysis dear friends, whether O.B.I.T. lives up to its name or not will depend on you.
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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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