Monday, August 10, 2015

THE OUTER LIMITS / The Mutant - Daystar Productions - 1964

Time for Tabonga! Here's a classic episode from this classic TV series. Back in the day, like at our house, the whole family would sit and watch the show together. I had two younger sisters so it was lots of fun when the monster made an appearance!!

I have a little sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our A-Bomb shades, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a sample from... THE MUTANT!

Our hero lands on the new planet, Annex 1, in his lil' mini rocket... Talk about claustrophobia!!

The sun there is very bright there and Dr. Marshall slips on a pair of stylish cosmic Ray Bans to counteract the 24 hour sun.

It co-stars Dungeon Favorite Betsy Jones-Moreland as the only woman on the planet. Eegah!! and I saw CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA in 1961, her and Antony Carbone were great.

Warren Oates is Reese, The Mutant, here, he reads this poor guy's mind and finds out a plot to expose him for the monster he is.

First, he makes the guy eat the note he was about to leave for the visiting doctor.

Then, he turns him into a human sparkler, wheee, Crappy 4th of July ever'bloody!

Occasionally, this cosmic dust falls from the skies and you'd better run like Hell to stay away from it. This is the stuff that turned Reese into a monster.

Everyone except Reese hides in the building during an episode, nice shot!

Does anyone besides me find these two shots a little disturbing?..

Anyway, Reese finally goes insane so we'll close the curtain on this little production, later!


Dr. Theda said...

Cool post Guys... we always liked the Outer Limits....

Grant said...

To me, it's about the most underrated episode of all. Even Joseph Stefano himself considered it about the worst one, and I hear a lot of similar comments, and I can never agree with them. Sure, the make-up is outrageous, but Warren Oates is so good that he really manages to make you forget that. And somehow I've never had a problem with the "romantic sub-plot" either. And of course Robert Sampson is so good in his two scenes as poor Chandler.

Anonymous said...

To me, it looked like a made-for-TV version of a typical 1950's sci-fi horror movie. But at least the acting was good.

Grant said...

I never thought of it till I read this review, but this is the SECOND time Betsy Jones-Moreland played the only woman on the planet. She was also in THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH, with the same lead actors as CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA.

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