Monday, July 9, 2018

THE OUTER LIMITS: The Man Who Was Never Born / Season 1 Episode 6 - 1963

Here we go!.. A 20th Century astronaut, caught in a time warp, and a hideously malformed future Earthling go back in time hoping to change history. They target a young woman before she can give birth to the scientist who creates a bio-warfare agent which ravages the future Earth and all humans!

This classic episode stars Martin (SPACE: 1999) Landau, Shirley (183 acting credits, still working) Knight and John (big brother of Tim) Considine.

Unknown to Captain Reardon, he has just passed through a time warp in space and is preparing to land back on Earth...

But, things aren't quite the same as he remembered, like, that freak thing right there!

Andro, in a library to verify the event, explains to the captain about what has caused the mutations and sent the world into turmoil. It's all because of one man's bio-warfare creation!

The captain decides to take Andro back to the past to show everyone what the future holds for them if they do not prevent the event from happening. But, during the flight when the ship passes through the time warp again, the captain disappears and Andro is now by himself!

The ship lands in a beautiful area in the woods, a young woman is seen in a boat on a lake.

Andro has the power to make himself appear as a normal human being through hypnosis. He has followed Noelle into the inn where she's staying and talks with her. Noelle is the future mother of the man who invents the bio disease!

Andro gets a room at the inn and the landlady sees him in his normal state for a moment and is shaken by what she thinks she saw!

This is Lt. Cabot, he's engaged to Noelle, he has the weekend off and visits her at the inn. Andro tries to convince him not to marry Noelle, and there could be dire consequences if he does. Lt. Cabot doesn't like where this is going and turns hostile toward Andro.

Soon after that, it's wedding day at the inn... During the ceremony though, Andro runs in and disrupts it before the vows are given. Andro runs away and everyone sees him as the deformed creature. Noelle follows him as the others try and figure out what just happened!

In the woods, Noelle confesses to Andro that she loves him and not Cabot. She wants to go with him, back to the future...

Andro needs to make up his mind quickly, because, Lt. Cabot and his buddies are armed, on their way, and they mean business!

Andro grabs Noelle and gets her in the ship during a barrage of bullets. Then, they blast off, it's back into space they go...

And wouldn't you know it, here's where the title comes in, Andro disappears after going through the time warp again, because, you know, he was... The Man Who Was Never Born! So, check in again on Wednesday for more Dungeon Scratch!

4 comments:

Grant said...

This has to be nearly the best episode - I always set it and "The Sixth Finger" together when it comes to that.
I'm not always with the majority when it comes to the best (or worst) parts of a TV show, but I'm in very good company with those two Outer Limits episodes.

Randall Landers said...

I never could figure out why Captain Reardon (played by the wonderful Karl Held who also is STILL acting) disappeared on the return trip. What did bringing Andro back from the future do to cause his timeline to end? Other than that, I think it's a pretty engaging story.

Anonymous said...

Regarding why Reardon disappears on the return trip... David Schow's excellent "Outer Limits Companion" states that Reardon's body can't take the return trip and he dies and fades away.

regards,

Paul from Sydney, Australia

Randall Landers said...

thanks!

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