The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
8.3/10
293
8 user 1 critic

The Bellero Shield 

Richard Bellero, a dedicated scientist, is working on experiments involving sending laser beams into outer space. His father, Richard Bellero Sr., believes the scientist isn't strong enough... See full summary »

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Joseph Stefano (teleplay by), Lou Morheim (television story by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Landau ... Richard Bellero
Sally Kellerman ... Judith Bellero
Chita Rivera ... Mrs. Dame
John Hoyt ... 'Bifrost' Alien
Neil Hamilton ... Richard Bellero, Sr.
Edit

Storyline

Richard Bellero, a dedicated scientist, is working on experiments involving sending laser beams into outer space. His father, Richard Bellero Sr., believes the scientist isn't strong enough to take over the Bellero business empire. In the meantime, Richard's wife Judith has more than enough ambition for the two of them. Richard, through a freak accident, reels in a being from another dimension with his laser experiment. The being has a small device that can project a shield that no force can penetrate. The alien at first wants to learn all about earth that he can and Richard cooperates. Judith, however, sees the alien and the shield-projecting device, as a means to power. While Richard is away, Judith first tricks the alien to deactivating his shield device then shoots the alien to prevent him from departing Earth. She removes the hand held device while failing to notice it was connected to a vein in the alien -- whose bodily fluid is the key to operating the device. This is the ... Written by Bill Koenig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Another allusion to Macbeth is the alien "blood" stain that Judith Bellero (Sally Kellerman) cannot remove from her hand. See more »

Goofs

A laser beam travels at the speed of light so when fired from a weapon we would see the beam hit it's target instantly rather than appearing to "move". A common error in science fiction of this era. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Control Voice: When this passion called aspiration becomes lust, then aspiration degenerates - becomes vulgar ambition - by which sin, the angels fell.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Angelic Alien
12 March 2016 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Martin Landau stars as Richard Bellaro, a kind-hearted but put-upon researcher disrespected by his wealthy father(played by Neil Hamilton) who plans on passing him over as heir to his business empire, which infuriates Richard's conniving wife Judith(played by Sally Kellerman). One day while conducting his laser beam experiments in outer space, a peaceful, angelic-like alien(played by John Hoyt) is intercepted and captured, though protected by a palm controlled impenetrable shield that Judith is desperate to control and possess, though the cost of doing so will prove quite high indeed... Superb episode with a multi-layered, intelligent script and fine acting. A bit slow and stagy at times, but builds to a stunning twist ending that Rod Serling would be proud of.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed