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The Outer Limits (1963)

Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, "What is the nature of man?"

The Outer Limits (1963) - 02x17 The Probe Screenshot
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Last Episode

02x17 The Probe Aired: Jan. 16, 1965

En route to Tokyo during a violent storm, a cargo plane crash lands in the ocean and four passengers miraculously escape from death. They drift …

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The Outer Limits (1963) is Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 49 episodes air between 1963 and 1965.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Sep. 16, 1963
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
60 min.
Aired:
1963 - 1965
To-Date:
2 Seasons
49 Episodes
Network
ABC TV Network

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • The final episode of the first season, "The Forms of Things Unknown" (starring David McCallum, Vera Miles, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Barbara Rush), was supposed to be a series pilot that…
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    The final episode of the first season, "The Forms of Things Unknown" (starring David McCallum, Vera Miles, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Barbara Rush), was supposed to be a series pilot that series creator Joseph Stefano presented to network executives. When it was rejected, he used it as an episode of this series.
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  • The original title for "The Outer Limits" was "Please Stand By". But, America was facing the Cuban Missile Crisis and the executives thought it might make people fearful of an air raid. This…
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    The original title for "The Outer Limits" was "Please Stand By". But, America was facing the Cuban Missile Crisis and the executives thought it might make people fearful of an air raid. This is why, in the new series when the show would cut to a commercial, the Control Voice said, "Please stand by." A tip-of-the-hat to the original series title.
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  • The second-season episode "The Duplicate Man" features the famous Chemosphere House. Designed by architect John Lautner, the house is seen in a few exterior shots but the inside shots were on…
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    The second-season episode "The Duplicate Man" features the famous Chemosphere House. Designed by architect John Lautner, the house is seen in a few exterior shots but the inside shots were on a set designed to resemble the house's interior.
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