Monday, November 24, 2014

OUTER LIMITS / A Feasibility Study - Daystar Productions - 1964

It's time for a classic episode from this wonderful science fiction series, here at The Dungeon!.. The story's about a group of people from Earth taken to a distant planet to become slaves and was directed by the great Byron Haskin who also manned the helm in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, CONQUEST OF SPACE, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, CAPTAIN SINBAD, ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS and THE POWER. The story was written by Joseph Stefano.

Eegah!! sent over a sound clip from this episode for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our creepy fog bank, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a taste of... A FEASIBILITY STUDY!

A mysterious spacecraft from the planet Luminos appears and emits a giant ray on a section of a neighborhood on an Earth city...

Seconds later a six block chunk of the area has been torn from the ground and disappeared!

The next day the people in the neighborhood are perplexed by the heavy fog, just trying to get to work is a daunting task if not a complete impossibility since they are now on Luminos.

Then, our neighbor is met by this group of unworldly beings! What the Hell's going on?!

Another neighbor is taken to the Luminoids' rocky lair where he's briefed on their plan to enslave the people of Earth! Their Queen is sealed in a glass tube to protect her from the infection that has already plagued the rest of the Luminoids.

The leader of the Luminoids tells our friend that him and the others must avoid the infection in order for their evil plan to work...

The wife of the man isn't feeling herself and she soon contracts the infection.

An infected neighbor has come to the church where the uninfected people are holed up, seeking help and comfort from them. The infected wife also shows up...

In a move of ultimate compassion and sacrifice, the group of neighbors decide to let the man and woman into the church, which will cause them to all be infected. But, the Luminoids will now not be able to fulfill their ruthless plan!

Back on Earth, the people are lucky that this is the worst they will suffer from the Luminoids!

We're back on Wednesday when we'll bring you more of why you're here!!


Dr. Theda said...

Great post.... we always loved watching "Outer Limits
(re-runs) on Saturday afternoons as a kid.....
a warm and pleasant day Here (for a change)

TABONGA! said...

Thanks Doc T - I love these too, have all 3 seasons on DVD, a small treasure of mine!

Randall Landers said...

A really creepy episode. Didn't remember the unblemished queen scene, though. Gots to get this series!

TABONGA! said...

Hi Randall - I got my Outer Limits sets for a steal a few years ago, they seem to have gotten fairly expensive since then, in fact, season 3 is not even available on Amazon now..

Grant said...

My only problem with it is the actor talking through that mask, which really messes with the illusion that it's the character's face! (If only they'd used voice-overs.)

The couple in the foreground in the church is a nice message about everyone "getting together." (So many stories would spell that out to you in a more obvious way, but this one just lets it speak for itself.)

TABONGA! said...

Grant - I totally agree with you about those funny little lips, looks silly when they speak..

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