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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

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  • Numerous guest stars on the show had been victims of the blacklist a decade earlier; for many of them, this was their first work before a camera in years. Among them were Jeff Corey, Marsha…
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    Numerous guest stars on the show had been victims of the blacklist a decade earlier; for many of them, this was their first work before a camera in years. Among them were Jeff Corey, Marsha Hunt, Curt Conway, Lloyd Gough, Howard Da Silva and Sam Wanamaker.
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  • An example of a television network deliberately killing a popular series by moving it to an inappropriate slot on their schedule. This series was a big hit, especially among younger viewers.…
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    An example of a television network deliberately killing a popular series by moving it to an inappropriate slot on their schedule. This series was a big hit, especially among younger viewers. For the second season, ABC moved it from Monday nights to 7:30 Saturday. It was not only an inappropriate timeslot for younger viewers, it served as the lead-in for "The Dodge Dancing Party" (1955) and was scheduled opposite the highly popular "Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine" (1962) on CBS. The series was pulled halfway into the second season.
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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…
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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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