The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Galaxy Being 

Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's ... See full summary »

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Radio DJ Gene 'Buddy' Maxwell
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Burt Metcalfe ...
Eddie Phillips
Allyson Ames ...
Loreen
Joseph V. Perry ...
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William Stevens ...
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Peter Madsen ...
Carter - watchman
William Douglas ...
Galaxy Being (as Wm. O. Douglas)
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Adventurous radio station operator contacts a fellow experimenter in another galaxy. The operator locks in 3D communication, but a DJ who wants to impress his girlfriend with the station's range, boosts the signal all the way up, unknowingly sucking the alien, who's composed of electricity, into the remote desert town. Written by David Stevens

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16 September 1963 (USA)  »

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The shimmering Galaxy Being effect was achieved by filming actor William O. Douglas in a brown rubber alien outfit which was coated with glycerin to reflect the hot lights shone against it. In post-production, this footage was negative-reversed and then superimposed onto the main footage. See more »

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Alan is having a discussion over radio signals with the Galaxy Being who is located in the Andromeda Galaxy. Radio waves, like all electromagnetic waves, travel at the speed of light. Since the Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light years away, it would have taken any single radio messages 2.5 million years to go one direction, making any communication impossible. See more »

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Carol Maxwell: What makes you think you can invent the atom bomb? Who do you think you are?
Alan Maxwell: Nobody, nobody at all. But the universe doesn't care about that.
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10 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

The radio station KXKVI operator Alan Maxwell (Cliff Robertson) uses most of the station´s power to research the space seeking life. When he contacts an extraterrestrial being from Andromeda, they exchange experiences and information. They agree that their experiment is illicit in both planets but they decide to go on in their conversation. However, Alan´s wife Carol Maxwell (Jacqueline Scott) interrupts him and forces Alan to go to a feast offered by the mayor and the community to him. The reluctant Alan goes to the banquet and leaves the channel of communication with the alien open in low power. He warns the Radio DJ Gene 'Buddy' Maxwell (Lee Philips) to keep the transmission in low power. However Buddy turns the power up to full, bringing the alien to Earth and causing havoc in the community.

("The Galaxy Being" is the first episode of "Outer Limits" with a great story of direct contact with an alien. In the period of the Cold War, there is an exaggerated importance and participation of the army. The special effects are ahead of time. The conclusion with the ignorance of the army and the being fading out is the reflection of this dark period. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Ser da Galáxia" ("The Galaxy Being")


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