The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Forms of Things Unknown 

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Two female friends poison a sadistic blackmailer, then while fleeing happen upon an isolated house containing a time machine. Kasha, his lover, and Leonora, the daughter of the blackmail ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Vera Miles ... Kasha Paine
Cedric Hardwicke ... Colus (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Scott Marlowe ... Andre
David McCallum ... Tone Hobart
Barbara Rush ... Leonora Edmond
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Two female friends poison a sadistic blackmailer, then while fleeing happen upon an isolated house containing a time machine. Kasha, his lover, and Leonora, the daughter of the blackmail target, fight to bury him before the idealistic inventor Tone Hobart is able to re-animate the murdered man, by tilting him back into the past. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The intense refrain of music heard several times in the episode was later used in The Invaders (1967). See more »

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Kasha Paine: Nobody ever helps a grave-digger.
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Style Over Substance
11 July 2014 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A time machine in an oddball house (with a man-from-uncle inside) create terror.

This is one of my top five episodes of the whole series. It was a pilot for a never made series, and as we all know pilots are made with twice the money and twice the filming time of a regular TV episode...it shows here!

The care and attention that went into filming this hour will blow your mind. The direction, camera angles, lighting, photography, acting and musical score are of motion picture standard all the way.

There is a lot of style over substance going on here, I can't really say the basic story is the best you will see in the whole Outer Limits series, but you just get sucked into the general look of it and the sound of it. I return to this episode every couple of years with repeat viewings.


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