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The Outer Limits
  • Ep: 1
  • The Galaxy Being
  • Opening Control Voice: none
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  • Starring: Lee Philips (Gene "Buddy" Maxwell)
  • And: Jacqueline Scott (Carol Maxwell)
  • Special Guest Star: Cliff Robertson (Allan Maxwell)
  • Cast: Burt Metcalfe (Eddie Phillips), Allyson Ames (Loreen), Joseph Perry ( ), Don Harvey (National Guard Major), William Stevens ( ), Mavis Neal (Collins), Peter Madsen ( )
  • And: William O. Douglas (The Galaxy Being)
  • Written By: Leslie Stevens
  • Directed By: Leslie Stevens
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  • Closing Control Voice: The planet Earth is a speck of dust, remote and alone in the void. There are powers in the universe, inscrutable and profound. Fear cannot save us. Rage cannot help us. We must see the stranger in a new light -- the light of understanding. And to achieve this, we must begin to understand ourselves and each other.
  • Ep: 2
  • The Hundred Days of the Dragon
  • Opening Control Voice: Somewhere south of the Mongolian border and north of the Tropic of Cancer, in that part of the world we call the Orient, a slumbering giant has shaken itself to wakefulness. Passed over in most histories as a nation forgotten by time, its close-packed millions in the short span of twenty years have been stirred to a fury by one man: Li-Chin Sung. A benevolent despot in his homeland, Sung stands as an irresponsible threat to peace in the eyes of the rest of the world. William Lyons Selby, candidate for the presidency of the United States, predicted by every poll, survey, and primary to be a certain winner in the forthcoming election.
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  • Starring: Sidney Blackmer (William Lyon Selby), Phillip Pine (Ted Pearson), Mark Roberts (Dr. Bob Connor)
  • Cast: Aki Aleong (Dr. Su-Lin), Richard Loo (Li-Chin Sung), Joan Camden (Ann Pearson), Bert Remsen (Frank Summers), Clarence Lung (Major Ho Chi-Wong), Henry Scott (Agent Marshall), James Hong (Wen Lee), James Yagi (Li Kwan)
  • And: Nancy Rennick (Carol Connor)
  • Written By: Allan Balter & Robert Mintz
  • Directed By: Byron Haskin
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  • Closing Control Voice: To Theodore Pearson, not even so monstrous a crime as the assassination of William Lyons Selby justifies an act of war, because there is no war as we knew it, only annihilation. A great American has been killed in the service of his country. Now it is the job of those who continue to serve to carry on, guarding our freedom with dignity and unrelenting vigilance.
  • Ep: 3
  • The Architects of Fear
  • Opening Control Voice: Is this the day? Is this the beginning of the end? There is no time to wonder, no time to ask why is it happening, why is it finally happening. There is time only for fear, for the piercing pain of panic. Do we pray? Or do we merely run now and pray later? Will there be a later? Or is this the day?
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  • Starring: Robert Culp (Allen Leighton), Leonard Stone (Dr. Phillip Gainer), Martin Wolfson (Dr. Herschel)
  • Special Guest Star: Geraldine Brooks (Yvette Leighton)
  • Cast: Hal Bokar (Bert Bolsey), William Bush (Big Tom), Clay Tanner (Fred), Lee Zimmer (Carl)
  • Written By: Meyer Dolinsky
  • Directed By: Byron Haskin
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  • Closing Control Voice: Scarecrows and magic and other fatal fears do not bring people closer together. There is no magic substitute for soft caring and hard work, for self-respect and mutual love. If we can learn this from the mistake these frightened men made, then their mistake will not have been merely grotesque, it will have been at least a lesson. A lesson, at last, to be learned.
  • Ep: 4
  • The Man With the Power
  • Opening Control Voice: In the course of centuries, Man has devoured the Earth itself. The Machine Age has dried up the seas of oil. Industry has consumed the heartlands of coal. The Atomic Age has plundered the rare elements -- uranium, cobalt, plutonium -- leaving behind worthless deposits of lead and ashes. Starvation is at hand. Only here, in the void of space, is there a new source of atomic power. Above us, in the debris of the solar system, in the meteorites and asteroids, are the materials needed to drive the reactors. Yet in their distant, silent orbits, these chunks of matter are beyond the reach of man, beyond the reach of human hands, but not beyond the reach of the human mind. Driving along a country road in an ordinary car is a modest man: Harold J. Finley, quiet and profound...
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  • Starring: Donald Pleasence (Harold J. Finley), Priscilla Morrill (Vera Finley), Fred Beir (Steve Crandon), Frank Maxwell (Dr. Keenan), John Marley (Dr. Sigmund Hindeman)
  • Cast: Paul Lambert (Dr. Henschell), Edward C. Platt (Dean Radcliff), James McCallion (Dr. Tremaine), Anne Loos (Emily Radcliff), Harry Ellerbe (Doctor), Paul Kent (Detective)
  • Written By: Jerome Ross
  • Directed By: Laslo Benedek
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  • Closing Control Voice: Deep behind the kindest, gentlest soul may lurk violent thoughts, deadly wishes. Someday, men may learn how to cope with the monsters of the mind. Then, and only then, when the human mind is truly in control of itself, can we begin to utilize the great and hidden powers of the universe.
  • Ep: 5
  • The Sixth Finger
  • Opening Control Voice: Where are we going? Life, the timeless, mysterious gift, is still evolving. What wonders, or terrors, does evolution hold in store for us in the next ten thousand years? In a million? In six million?
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  • Starring: David McCallum (Gwyllm Griffiths), Jill Haworth (Cathy Evans)
  • Special Guest Star: Edward Mulhare (Professor Mathers)
  • Cast: Nora Marlowe (Mrs. Ives), Robert Doyle (Wilt Morgan), Constance Cavendish (Gert Evans), George Pelling (Policeman)
  • Written By: Ellis St. Joseph
  • Directed By: James Goldstone
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  • Closing Control Voice: An experiment too soon, too swift, and yet, may we not still hope to discover a method by which within one generation the whole human race could be rendered intelligent, beyond hatred or revenge or the desire for power? Is that not, after all, the ultimate goal of evolution?
  • Ep: 6
  • The Man Who Was Never Born
  • Opening Control Voice: Here, in the bright, clustered loneliness of the billion, billion stars, loneliness can be an exciting, voluntary thing, unlike the loneliness man suffers on Earth. Here, deep in the starry nowhere, a man can be as one with space and time; preoccupied, yet not indifferent; anxious, and yet at peace. His name is Joseph Reardon. He is, in this present year, thirty years old. This is the first time he has made this journey alone...
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  • Starring: Martin Landau (Andro)
  • Special Guest Star: Shirley Knight (Noelle Anderson)
  • Also Starring: John Considine (Bertram Cabot)
  • With: Maxine Stuart (Mrs. McCluskey), Karl Held (Captain Joseph Reardon), Jack Raine (Old Man)
  • Written By: Anthony Lawrence
  • Directed By: Leonard Horn
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  • Closing Control Voice: It is said that if you move a single pebble on the beach, you set up a different pattern, and everything in the world is changed. It can also be said that love can change the future if it is deep enough, true enough, and selfless enough. It can prevent a war, prohibit a plague, keep the whole world... whole.
  • Ep: 7
  • O.B.I.T.
  • Opening Control Voice: In this room, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, security personnel at the Defense Department Cyprus Hill's Research Center keep constant watch on its scientists through O.B.I.T., a mysterious electronic device whose very existence was carefully kept from the public at large. And so it would have remained but for the facts you are about to witness...
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  • Starring: Peter Breck (Senator Orville), Jeff Corey (Byron Lomax), Joanne Gilbert (Barbara Scott), Alan Baxter (Colonel Grover)
  • Guest Star: Harry Townes (Dr. Clifford Scott)
  • Cast: Sam Reese (Clyde Wyatt), Konstantin Shayne (Phil Fletcher), Jason Wingreen (Fred Severn), Lindsay Workman (Dr. Anderson), Robert Beneveds (James Harrison)
  • Written By: Meyer Dolinsky
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing 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 play 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.
  • Ep: 8
  • The Human Factor
  • Opening Control Voice: In northern Greenland, the mountains stand like a wall along Victoria Channel whose straight course marks the line of the great Baffin Fault. Until recently not even the Eskimos ventured into this arctic waste. But today, as in other lonely places of the world, the land is dominated by those instruments of detection which stand as a grim reminder of man's fear of man. This is Point TABU, a name given this predominantly underground base by a young officer who explained that the letters in TABU stood for "Total Abandonment of Better Understanding". Some two hundred men and a few women make this their permanent residence. Their task is to maintain a constant alert against enemy attack and be prepared to respond to it devastatingly.
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  • Starring: Gary Merrill (Dr. James Hamilton)
  • Special Guest Star: Harry Guardino (Major Roger Brothers)
  • Cast: Joe de Santis (Bill Campbell), Shirley O'Hara (Dr. Soldini), Jane Langley (Nurse), James Sikking (Orderly), Ivan Dixon (Harold Giles), John Newton (Peterson), Matty Jordan (Sentry), Art Alisi (Sergeant)
  • And: Sally Kellerman (Ingrid Larkin)
  • Written By: David Duncan
  • Directed By: Abner Biberman
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  • Closing Control Voice: A weapon? No, only an instrument, neither good nor evil until men put it to use. And then like so many of man's inventions it can be used either to save lives or destroy them, to make men sane or to drive them mad, to increase human understanding or to betray it. But it will be men who make the choice. By itself the instrument is nothing until you add the human factor.
  • Ep: 9
  • Corpus Earthling
  • Opening Control Voice: Rocks. Silent, inanimate objects torn from the Earth's ancient crust. Yielding up to man over the long centuries all that is known of the planet on which we live. Withholding from man forever their veiled secrets of the nature of matter and cosmic catastrophe, the secrets of other worlds in the vastness of the universe, of other forms of life, of strange organisms beyond the imagination of man.
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  • Starring: Robert Culp (Dr. Paul Cameron)
  • Special Guest Star: Salome Jens (Laurie Cameron)
  • Cast: G.B. Atwater (Dr. Jonas Temple), Ken Renard (Caretaker), David Garner (Ralph)
  • Teleplay By: Orin Borsten
  • Story By: Louis Charbonneau
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: Two black crystalline rocks, unclassifiable. Objects on the border between the living and the nonliving. A reminder of the thin line that separates the animate from the inanimate. Something to ponder on. Something to stay the hand when it reaches out innocently for the whitened pebble, the veined stone, the dead unmoving rocks of our planet.
  • Ep: 10
  • Nightmare
  • Opening Control Voice: A war between worlds has long been dreaded. Throughout recent history, Man, convinced that life on other planets would be as anxious and belligerent as life on his own, has gravely predicted that some dreadful form of combat would inevitably take place between our world and that of someone else. And Man was right. To the eternal credit of the peoples of this planet Earth, history shall be able to proclaim loudly and justly that in this war between Unified Earth and the planet Ebon, Ebon struck first. Ebon, its form of life unknown, its way of life unpredictable. To the fighting troops of Earth, a black question mark at the end of a dark, foreboding journey.
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  • Starring: James Shigeta (Major Jong), Ed Nelson (Luke Stone), Martin Sheen (Private Arthur Dix), Bill Gunn (James P. Willowmore), David Frankham (Terence Ralph Brookman)
  • Cast: Bernard Kates (Dr. Whorf), Willard Sage (Chief of Staff), Lillian Adams (Dix's Mother), Sasha Harden (Lieutenant Esra Krug), Ben Wright (General Benton), Lisa Mann (Krug's Governess)
  • And: Whit Bissell (General)
  • Also Starring: John Anderson (Interrogator)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: John Erman
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  • Closing Control Voice: The exploration of human behavior under simulated conditions of stress is a commonplace component of the machinery called war. So long as Man anticipates and prepares for combat, be it with neighboring nations or with our neighbors in space, these unreal games must be played, and there are only real men to play them. According to established military procedure, the results of the Ebon maneuvers will be recorded in books and fed into computers for the edification and enlightenment of all the strategists of the future. Perhaps they will learn something.
  • Ep: 11
  • It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
  • Opening Control Voice: His name is Warren Edgar Morley. For the past six months, he has guarded this gate from eight in the morning until six at night, at which time he is replaced by another just like himself. These are the last few moments of his life.
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  • Starring: Scott Marlowe (Jory Peters), Kent Smith (Dr. Block), Barbara Luna (Gaby Christian), Michael Forest (Stuart Peters)
  • Cast: Joan Camden (Dr. Stephanie Linden), Ted de Corsia (New Sentry), Gene Darfler (Warren Edgar Morley), Tom Palmer (Coroner)
  • And: Edward Asner (Sergeant Siroleo)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: The Conservation of Energy Law -- a principle which states that energy can be changed in form but that it cannot be either created or destroyed. And this is true of all energy -- the energy of genius, of madness, of the heart, of the atom. And so it must be lived with. It must be controlled, channeled for good, held isolated from evil, and somehow lived with, peaceably.
  • Ep: 12
  • The Borderland
  • Opening Control Voice: The mind of man has always longed to know what lies beyond the world we live in. Explorers have ventured into the deeps and the heights. Of these explorers some are scientists, some are mystics. Each is driven by a different purpose. The one thing they share in common is a wish to cross the Borderlands that lie beyond the Outer Limits.
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  • Starring: Philip Abbott (Lincoln Russell), Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Palmer), Nina Foch (Eva Fraser), Barry Jones (Dwight Hartley), Gene Raymond (Benson Sawyer), Mark Richman (Ian Fraser), Alfred Ryder (Edgar Price)
  • Written By: Leslie Stevens
  • Directed By: Leslie Stevens
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  • Closing Control Voice: There are worlds beyond and worlds within which the explorer must explore, but there is one power which seems to transcend space and time, life and death. It is a deeply human power which holds us safe and together when all other forces combine to tear us apart. We call it the power of love.
  • Ep: 13
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Opening Control Voice: In Man's dark and troubled history, there are vestiges of strange gods. This stone statue was once such a god, a thousand years gone by, in the central mountains of Pan America. Today, new gods have emerged -- the god of power, the god of money. The Republic of San Blas lies west of the Orinoco Basin and slightly north of the Equator. Its principal exports are coffee, copra, mahogany, mace and saffron. In a hundred-odd years the reins of government have changed many times, in blood and fire and death. The last of these revolutions was led by General Juan Mercurio, the most absolute and powerful ruler of them all. Only the Indians who live close to old gods in the volcanic uplands are unimpressed. They have seen the coming of Conquistadors, with the power of their guns and flashing flags; the revolutionaries, with the power of their zeal and willingness to die; the Americans, with the power of their money and bulldozers, with their summer houseboats in the crater lake of Aripana, with their gadgets and machines and devices...
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  • Starring: Janet Blair (Lynn Arthur), Henry Silva (Juan Mercurio)
  • Special Guest Star: Ralph Meeker (John Dexter)
  • Cast: Jay Novello (Professor Arivello), Edward Colmans (Reporter #1), Jon Silo (Oswaldo), Willard Sage (Reporter #2), Noel de Sousa (Captain Fortunato), Martin Garralga (Paco), Stuart Lancaster (Skipper), Henry Delgado (Mario)
  • And: Jerry Douglas (Tom Evans)
  • Written By: Dean Riesner
  • Directed By: Laslo Benedek
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  • Closing Control Voice: The forces of nature will not submit to injustice. No man has the right, nor will the checks and balances of the universe permit him, to place his fellows under the harsh yoke of repression. Nor may he again place the forces of nature under the triple yoke of vanity, greed and ambition. In the words of Shelley: Here lies your tyrant, who would rule the world, immortal.
  • Ep: 14
  • The Zanti Misfits
  • Opening Control Voice: Throughout history, compassionate minds have pondered this dark and disturbing question: What is society to do with those members who are a threat to society, those malcontents and misfits whose behavior undermines and destroys the foundations of civilization? Different ages have found different answers. Misfits have been burned, branded and banished. Today, on this planet Earth, the criminal is incarcerated in humane institutions, or he is executed. Other planets use other methods. This is the story of how the perfectionist rulers of the planet Zanti attempted to solve the problem of the Zanti misfits.
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  • Starring: Michael Tolan (Steve Grave), Olive Deering (Lisa)
  • Cast: Robert F. Simon (General Hart), Claude Woolman (Major Roger Hill)
  • And: Bruce Dern (Ben Garth)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Leonard Horn
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  • Closing Control Voice: Throughout history, various societies have tried various methods of exterminating those members who have proven their inability or unwillingness to live sanely amongst their fellow men. The Zantis tried merely one more method, neither better nor worse than all the others. Neither more human, nor less human than all the others. Perhaps, merely... non-human.
  • Ep: 15
  • The Mice
  • Opening Control Voice: In dreams, some of us walk the stars. In dreams, some of us ride the whelming brine of space, where every port is a shining one, and none are beyond our reach. Some of us, in dreams, cannot reach beyond the walls of our own little sleep.
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  • Starring: Henry Silva (Chino Rivera), Diana Sands (Dr. Julia Harrison), Michael Higgins (Dr. Thomas Kellander)
  • Cast: Ronald Foster (Robert Richardson), Francis de Sales (Prison Warden), Gene Tyburn (Goldsmith), Dabney Coleman (Dr. Williams), Hugh Langtry (Chromoite), Don Ross (Haddon)
  • Teleplay By: Bill S. Ballinger & Joseph Stefano
  • Story By: Bill S. Ballinger & Lou Morheim
  • Directed By: Alan Crosland, Jr.
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  • Closing Control Voice: Hunger frightens and hurts, and it has many faces, and every man must sometime face the terror of one of them. Wouldn't it seem that a misery known and understood by all men would lead Man not to deception and murder, but to faith, and hope, and love?
  • Ep: 16
  • Controlled Experiment
  • Opening Control Voice: Who has not seen the dark corners of great cities, where small and shabby creatures wander without purpose in the secret corners of the night? Without purpose? There are those whose purpose reaches far beyond our wildest dreams.
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  • Starring: Barry Morse (Phobos One), Carroll O'Connor (Diemos)
  • Cast: Grace Lee Whitney (Carla Duveen), Robert Fortier (Bert Hamil), Robert Kelljan (Frank Brant), Linda Hutchins (Arlene Schnabel)
  • Written By: Leslie Stevens
  • Directed By: Leslie Stevens
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  • Closing Control Voice: Who knows? Perhaps the alteration of one small event may someday bring the end of the world. But that someday is a long way off and until then, there is a good life to be lived in the here and now.
  • Ep: 17
  • Don't Open Till Doomsday
  • Opening Control Voice: The greatness of evil lies in its awful accuracy. Without that deadly talent for being in the right place at the right time, evil must suffer defeat. For, unlike its opposite, good, evil is allowed no human failings, no miscalculations. Evil must be perfect... or depend upon the imperfections of others.
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  • Starring: Miriam Hopkins (Mary Kry), John Hoyt (Emmett Balfour), Russell Collins (Justice of the Peace), Buck Taylor (Gard Hayden), Nellie Burt (Wife)
  • Cast: Melinda Plowman (Viva Hayden), David Frankham (Harvey Kry), Anthony Jochim (Mordecai Spazman)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: Without that deadly talent for being in the right place at the right time, evil must suffer defeat. And with each defeat, doomsday is postponed... for at least one more day.
  • Ep: 18
  • Zzzzz
  • Opening Control Voice: Human life strives ceaselessly to perfect itself, to gain ascendancy. But what of the lower forms of life? Is it not possible that they, too, are conducting experiments and are at this moment on the threshold of deadly success?
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  • Starring: Philip Abbott (Ben Fields), Marsha Hunt (Francesca Fields), Joanna Frank (Regina)
  • Featuring: Booth Colman (Doctor Warren)
  • Written By: Meyer Dolinsky
  • Directed By: John Brahm
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  • Closing Control Voice: When the yearning to gain ascendancy takes the form of a soulless, loveless struggle, the conflict must end in unlovely defeat. For without love, drones can never be men, and men can only be drones.
  • Ep: 19
  • The Invisibles
  • Opening Control Voice: You do not know these men. You may have looked at them, but you did not see them. They are newspapers blowing down a gutter on a windy night. For reasons both sociological and psychological these three have never joined or been invited to join society. They have never experienced love or friendship, or formed any lasting or constructive relationship. But today, at last, they will become a part of something. They will belong. They will come a little closer to their unrealistic dreams of power and glory. Today, finally, they will join th... I almost said the human race, and that would have been a half-truth, for the race they are joining today... is only half-human.
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  • Starring: Don Gordon (Luis B. Spain), George Macready (Larry K. Hillerman), Dee Hartford (Mrs. Clarke), Walter Burke (Recruiter)
  • Cast: Tony Mordente (Planetta), William O'Douglas, Jr. (Johnny), Chris Warfield (Henry Castle), Dick Dawson (Oliver Fair), Len Lesser (GIA Agent), John Graham (Supervisor)
  • And: Neil Hamilton (General Clarke)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: You do not know these men. You may have looked at them, but you did not see them. They are the wind that blows newspapers down a gutter on a windy night... and sweeps the gutter clean.
  • Ep: 20
  • The Bellero Shield
  • Opening Control Voice: There is a passion in the human heart which is called aspiration. It flares with a noble flame, and by its light Man has traveled from the caves of darkness to the darkness of outer space. But when this passion becomes lust, when its flame is fanned by greed and private hunger, then aspiration becomes ambition -- by which sin the angels fell.
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  • Starring: Martin Landau (Richard Bellero), Sally Kellerman (Judith Bellero)
  • Special Guest Star: Chita Rivera (Mrs. Dame)
  • Cast: John Hoyt (Creature), Neil Hamilton (Richard Bellero, Sr.)
  • Based on a Short Story By: Arthur Leo Zagat
  • Teleplay By: Joseph Stefano
  • Story By: Lou Morheim & Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: John Brahm
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  • Closing Control Voice: When this passion called aspiration becomes lust, then aspiration degenerates, becomes vulgar ambition -- by which sin the angels fell.
  • Ep: 21
  • The Children of Spider County
  • Opening Control Voice: In the light of today's growing anxieties, it has become more absolute that the wealth of the nation consists in the number of superior men that it harbors. It is therefore a matter of deep concern, and deeper consequence, when four of the most magnificent and promising young minds in the country suddenly disappear off the face of the Earth...
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  • Starring: Lee Kinsolving (Ethan Wechsler), Kent Smith (Aable)
  • Co-Starring: John Milford (John Bartlett), Crahan Denton (Sheriff Simon Stakefield), Bennye Gatteys (Anna Bishop)
  • Featuring: Dabbs Greer (Mr. Bishop), Burt Douglas (Man), Robert Osterloh (General), Joey Tata (Deputy)
  • Written By: Anthony Lawrence
  • Directed By: Leonard Horn
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  • Closing Control Voice: The wealth of a nation, of a world, consists in the number of superior men that it harbors. And often it seems that these men are too different, too dreaming. And often, because they are driven by powers and dreams strange to us, they are driven away by us. But are they really so different? Are they not, after all, held by the same things that hold us -- by strong love and soft hands?
  • Ep: 22
  • Specimen: Unknown
  • Opening Control Voice: For centuries, Man has looked to the skies and sought to uncover the mystery of the universe. The telescope brought into focus the craters on the Moon and the canals on Mars. But it was limited, and Man's insistent hunger for knowledge and experience would not be satisfied until he broke the massive chains of gravity and set foot himself on a planet other than his own. Project Mercury was his first venture into space -- a testament to his technical ingenuity and courage, a green light to a hundred other projects which would take him still further. This is Project Adonis, a laboratory orbiting a thousand miles above the Earth, a tiny, far-flung world connected only by radio and memory, and inhabited by a handful of men dedicated to removing the unknown for future space travelers. At ten minutes after six on January 8th, Lieutenant Rupert Howard stumbled upon something clinging to the wall of the space-lock that appeared alive. He called them "space barnacles" for temporary identification. They were not.
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  • Starring: Stephen McNally (Colonel J.T. MacWilliams), Richard Jaeckel (Captain Mike Doweling)
  • Co-Starring: Gail Kobe (Janet Doweling), John Kellogg (Major Nathan Jennings), Peter Baldwin (Lieutenant Gordon Halper), Russell Johnson (Major Clark Benedict), Arthur Batanides (Lieutenant Ken Galvin)
  • Written By: Stephen Lord
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: There are many things up there, evil and hungry, awesome and splendid. And gentle things, too. Merciful things... like rain.
  • Ep: 23
  • Second Chance
  • Opening Control Voice: When fear is too terrible, when reality is too agonizing, we seek escape in manufactured danger, in the thrills and pleasures of pretending -- in the amusement parks of our unamusing world. Here, in frantic pretending, Man finds escape and temporary peace, and goes home tired enough to sleep a short, deep sleep. But what happens here when night comes? When pretending ends, and reality begins?
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  • Starring: Simon Oakland (Empyrian), Janet de Gore (Mara Matthews)
  • Special Guest Star: Don Gordon (Dave Crowell)
  • Cast: Yale Summers (Buddy Lyman), Arnold Merritt (Tommy "Nebs" Shadbury), Mimsy Farmer (Donise Ward), John McLiam & Angela Clarke (The Beasleys)
  • Teleplay By: Lin Dane & Lou Morheim
  • Story By: Lin Dane
  • Directed By: Paul Stanley
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  • Closing Control Voice: none
  • Ep: 24
  • Moonstone
  • Opening Control Voice: In Man's conquest of space, his own moon must be the first to surrender. From there, he will step his way across the heavens to the edge of infinity. Each step will be as uncertain as the last, yet each will bring him closer and closer to ultimate truth. Lunar Expedition One: Here a handful of brave scientists and technicians pave the way to the future. Their mission: to collect information that will eventually enable Man to inhabit the Moon; to use the Moon as a springboard to the stars. Once during each twenty-four hour period, a force of three, commanded by General Lee Stocker and including Lieutenant Travers and Major Clint Anderson, makes its slow, uncharted way across the lunar surface, a surface whose depths and desires are, as yet, unprobed.
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  • Starring: Ruth Roman (Professor Diana Brice), Alex Nicol (General Lee Stocker), Tim O'Connor (Major Clint Anderson)
  • Co-Starring: Curt Conway (Dr. Philip Mendl), Hari Rhodes (Lieutenant Ernie Travers)
  • Teleplay By: William Bast
  • Story By: Lou Morheim & Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Robert Florey
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  • Closing Control Voice: The steps Man takes across the heavens of his universe are as uncertain as those steps he takes across the rooms of his own life. And yet if he walks with an open mind, these steps must lead him eventually to that most perfect of all destinations... truth.
  • Ep: 25
  • The Mutant
  • Opening Control Voice: At this very moment, our horizon is menaced by two explosive forces, both man-made. One is a deadly wonder; the other, wondrously alive. Both forces have compelled Man to reach out for worlds beyond his own, new worlds where he may find peace and room to grow. This is the first of those new worlds. The United Nations of Earth have claimed it, and called it Annex One. It is almost identical to Earth, except that there is no night -- sunlight is constant. Early reports from the small expeditionary team stationed on Annex One indicated that the ancient planet appeared to be suitable for colonization by Earth's overflowing population. But the most recent reports have contained unspoken, oddly disturbing undercurrents, and the United Space Agency has decided to investigate. The man chosen: Dr. Evan Marshall, psychiatrist.
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  • Starring: Larry Pennell (Evan Marshall), Warren Oates (Reese Fowler), Walter Burke (Dr. Fred Riner)
  • Cast: Robert Sampson (Peter Chandler), Herman Rudin (Henry LaCosta), Richard Derr (Philip Griffith)
  • And: Betsy Jones-Moreland (Julie Griffith)
  • Teleplay By: Allan Balter & Robert Mintz
  • Story By: Jerome B. Thomas
  • Directed By: Alan Crosland, Jr.
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  • Closing Control Voice: The forces of violence and the forces of nature compel Man to reach out toward new horizons, where peace and sanity may flourish, where there is room to grow. But before we run, should we not first make certain that we have done all that can be done here to end madness, quiet the disturbers of peace, and make room for those who need so little to grow in?
  • Ep: 26
  • The Guests
  • Opening Control Voice: none
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  • Starring: Geoffrey Horne (Wade Norton), Nellie Burt (Ethel Latimer), Vaughn Taylor (Mr. Latimer), Luana Anders (Theresa Ames)
  • Special Guest Star: Gloria Grahame (Florida Patton)
  • Written By: Donald S. Sanford
  • Directed By: Paul Stanley
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  • Closing Control Voice: none
  • Ep: 27
  • Fun and Games
  • Opening Control Voice: There was a moment in time when those who were brilliant and powerful also were playful. And when they took recess from their exhausting and magnificent strides toward glory, they replenished their darker passions with fun and games. On the planet Earth, such pastimes have been civilized, and drained of all but their last few drops of blood...
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  • Starring: Nick Adams (Mike Benson), Nancy Malone (Laura Hanley)
  • Cast: Bill Hart (Calco Galaxy Alien), Ray Kellogg (Detective)
  • And: Robert Johnson (The Senator)
  • Teleplay By: Robert Specht & Joseph Stefano
  • Story By: Robert Specht
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: none
  • Ep: 28
  • The Special One
  • Opening Control Voice: none
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  • Starring: MacDonald Carey (Roy Benjamin), Richard Ney (Mr. Zeno), Flip Mark (Kenny Benjamin)
  • Cast: Marion Ross (Agnes "Aggie" Benjamin), Edward C. Platt (Mr. Terrence), Jason Wingreen (Bill Turner)
  • And: Bert Freed (Joe Hayden)
  • Written By: Oliver Crawford
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: The mold of a man stems from the mind of a child. Educators and emperors have known this from time immemorial. So have tyrants.
  • Ep: 29
  • A Feasibility Study
  • Opening Control Voice: The planet Luminos: A minor planet, sultry and simmering, incapacitated. Earth scientists have concluded that there could be no life on Luminos, that it is too close to its own sun, and its inhabitants would be victimized by their own blighting atmosphere. But there is life on Luminos -- life that should resemble ours, but doesn't. Desperate life, suffering a great and terrible need. The Luminoids have begun to search the universe in an effort to gratify that need. They seek a planet on which life is healthy, vibrant, strong, and mobile. They need such people to do their work, to labor and slave for them, to manufacture their splendored dreams. The Luminoids need slaves, and they have chosen the planet off which their slaves will be abducted. Not too many at first, a neighborhood-full, perhaps. A neighborhood like mine or yours. Those who will be abducted sleep in dreamy ignorance, unaware that they are about to become the subjects of a grotesque and sophisticated experiment... a feasibility study.
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  • Starring: Sam Wanamaker (Dr. Simon Holm), Phyllis Love (Andrea Holm), Joyce Van Patten (Rhea Cashman)
  • Special Guest Star: David Opatoshu (Ralph Cashman)
  • Cast: Frank Puglia (Father Fontana), Ben Wright (Voice of the Authority), Glenn Cannon (Teenage Luminoid)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Byron Haskin
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  • Closing Control Voice: Do not enter upon or cross this area. Do not touch or remove possibly radioactive dirt or rocks. If you have any knowledge concerning this disappearance, please contact your nearest police department. It could have happened to any neighborhood. Had those who lived in this one been less human, less brave, it would have happened to all the neighborhoods of the Earth. Feasibility study ended. Abduction of human race: Infeasible.
  • Ep: 30
  • Production and Decay of Strange Particles
  • Opening Control Voice: In recent years, nuclear physicists have discovered a strange world of sub-atomic particles, fragments of atoms smaller than the imagination can picture, fragments of materials which do not obey the laws of gravity. Antimatter composed of inside-out material; shadow-matter which can penetrate ten miles of lead shielding. Hidden deep in the heart of strange new elements are secrets beyond human understanding -- new powers, new dimensions, worlds within worlds, unknown.
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  • Starring: George Macready (Dr Marshall), Rudy Solari (Griffin), Joseph Ruskin (Collins), Leonard Nimoy (Konig)
  • Special Guest Star: Signe Hasso (Laurel Marshall)
  • Cast: Allyson Ames (Arndis Pollard), Willard Sage (Coulter), John Duke (Dr. Terrell), Paul Lukather (Official)
  • And: Robert Fortier (Dr. Paul Pollard)
  • Written By: Leslie Stevens
  • Directed By: Leslie Stevens
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  • Closing Control Voice: As Man explores the secrets of the universe, strange and inscrutable powers await him. And whether these powers are to become forces of destruction or forces of construction will ultimately depend upon simple but profound human qualities: Inspiration. Integrity. Courage.
  • Ep: 31
  • The Chameleon
  • Opening Control Voice: The race of Man is known for its mutability. We can change our moods, our faces, our lives, to suit whatever situation confronts us. Adapt and survive. Even among the most changeable of living things, Man is quicksilver -- more chameleon-like than the chameleon, determined to survive, no matter what the cost to others... or to himself.
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  • Starring: Robert Duvall (Louis Mace)
  • Cast: Howard Caine (Leon Chambers), Douglas Henderson (Dr. Tillyard), William O'Connell (The Creature)
  • And: Henry Brandon (General Crawford)
  • Teleplay By: Robert Towne
  • Story By: Robert Towne & Lou Morheim & Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
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  • Closing Control Voice: A man's survival can take many shapes, and the shape in which a man finds his humanity is not always a human one.
  • Ep: 32
  • The Forms of Things Unknown
  • **Opening Control Voice: There is a fear that is unlike all other fears. It has a special, clammy chill, a deadly gift for inspiring deeper, darker dread. It is the fear of unentered rooms, of bends in lonely roads. It is the fear of the phone call in the middle of the night, of the stranger you recognize, perhaps from a nightmare. It is the fear of the unexpected, the unfamiliar. It is the fear of... The Unknown.
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  • Starring: Vera Miles (Kassia Paine), Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Colas), Scott Marlowe (Andre)
  • And: David McCallum (Tone)
  • Special Guest Star: Barbara Rush (Leonora Edmond)
  • Written By: Joseph Stefano
  • Directed By: Gerd Oswald
  • Note: This episode was originally filmed as the pilot for a new series called "The Unknown". The Control Voices were only in the pilot version and several other plot points were changed, including a different ending.
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  • **Closing Control Voice: Murder, madness, and other lurking horrors are the raw certainties that await you in the depths of the Unknown. And no switch of time, no twist of plan can cancel your meeting with it. For, some night, in some blind panic, you will venture into the world of dark reality. And on that night, you will keep your rendez-vous with... The Unknown.


Season One
Vic Perrin ....................... Control Voice