Friday, August 16, 2013

THE OUTER LIMITS / Specimen: Unknown - 1964

It's Friday Sci-Fi Time with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon! We gots a little thriller from my fave, OUTER LIMITS, all about some deadly spore flinging flowers from space!.. Enjoy.

By the way, you can get all three seasons of this teriffic series on DVD for super cheap on Amazon!

Eegah!! just sent over a soundclip with some cool narration from this episode, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the triffid corral, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering for... SPECIMEN: UNKNOWN!

The story starts on this space station, an above average model compared to some of the sorry looking space hardware they used in most episodes.

Dude becomes the first victim of the transformed 'space barnacle' that one of the crew found stuck to the outside of the space station. He gets a burial in space send off.

Not sure who the first guy is, but then that's Arthur (THE UNEARTHLY) Batanides, Richard (GREEN SLIME) Jaeckel and Russell (THE SPACE CHILDREN) Johnson in this scene.

Another superbly composed classic noir shot!

This shot almost looks like it came from PHANTOM PLANET.

A few barnacles make it onto the shuttle and transform as the crew's returning to Earth.

They incapacitate the crew members with toxins, causing the craft to crash!

When the military brass arrive, they notice that the ship is surrounded by an unknown species of weird flowers!

It's not long before things get totally out of hand!!

Like in DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, water dissolves the Hellish spore fiends!

1 comment:

Swifty the Spacebird said...

The realy weird part is when it rains on the things and they start screaming in pain and they wither away and disolve so i guess they came from a planet that was totaly dry or maybe their rain was acid so our average rain was deadly to them but they would still gown on a cars engine and Russle Johnson(The Professor from Gilligans Island)is in it and a Young Dabney Coleman(9 to 5)was the first victim along with the bunny

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