Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE OUTER LIMITS - Season 01, Episode 17 - "Don't Open Till Doomsday" (1964)

If I've done the math right, this will be the 16th of 49 episodes of  "Outer Limits" we've covered! Welcome to the Saturday Night Special version of The Dungeon!
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The basic premise is "Don't Open Till Doomsday" because presumably after you do, all Hell is going to break loose! So, here's your lesson of the day, 

 One thing they don't explain is who is this guy, and why does he have this present to give away, or was I just not paying close enuf attention?

 Is there some significance to the fact that all the wedding presents are wrapped in the same paper?
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 Huh, must be some kind of joke, let's just see what's in here!

 Kind of a cute innocuous box, but full of evil deviltry!

 "Don't Open Till Doomsday" has  more than it's share of  eye shots!

 So what, are you just fucking stupid or what??

 What a cool door knob!!

Miriam Hopkins! 33 years earlier she was Ivy Pearson in the Fredric March version of "Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde!"  I think her character here might well have been an inspiration for Dr. Frank-N-Furter eleven years later!

 Sorry, but the freakin' little alien dude in the box looks like a goober!

 It's quite possible that this is true, and these days they are all in positions of power all over the whole world! We should have believed him!

 Let's talk about thinking outside the box!!

 John (Attack Of The Puppet People) Hoyt was an actor's actor! He was in two "Twilight Zone" episodes, "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up," and "The Lateness Of The Hour," two other "Outer Limits" episodes, and so much more. John ended his career while in his late 70's with 82 episodes of "Gimme A Break" as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky!

 Really awesome stairwell shot! Stairs in the home seem like such an ideal situation until you live in a two story house for a while! Trust me, despite "Father Knows Best," "Leave It To Beaver," and "My Three Sons," it is not the American dream!!

 They all finally meet face to face!

Dude actually manges to go from there to there and catch her as she faints!

It's called "Don't Open Til Doomsday!" What the Hell did you expect!?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite episodes. I remember watching it from behind the couch when it originally aired here in Australia. Also, I can't believe that Kino Lorber is putting it out on blu-ray late 2017 (and the second season early 2018). Time to hit Amazon with a pre-order.

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