THE OUTER LIMITS: Cold Hands, Warm Heart / Season 2 Episode 2 - 1964
Today's classic TV episode goes like this... Following a mission to Venus and back, an astronaut finds himself getting increasingly cold and then has strange dreams about encountering an alien outside his spacecraft after landing on Venus.
It stars William Shatner, Geraldine Brooks, Lloyd Gough, James Sikking and Lawrence Montaigne in this sci-fi story.
Colonel Jeff Barton is back from Venus and he's on TV with his account of the flight. His wife Ann and him are watching the interview, they are so happy...
Jeff's promoted to General, he visits the facility that houses a high altitude space capsule they're developing.
Back at the ranch, Ann turns up the air conditioner since it's a sweltering summer day. Wearing a sweater, Jeff is freezing, he gets angry and turns the freakin' heat up!
Then, he starts having nightmares involving a creature he saw on Venus, and, now wears a flight jacket instead of a sweater to try and stay warm!
He decides to try a steam bath to warm up, he lays down and falls asleep after turning the heat up past a safe limit...
In his dream, he relives his flight to Venus, he's ready to land the rocket on the surface.
On Venus, he sees a ghostly figure approach the ship and he starts freaking out as his dream turns into a nightmare.
There's an emergency and the workers have to get into the room quick! When they finally get Jeff out of the steam room, they notice that his hands are deformed with webbed fingers... WTF?!!
The doctors decide to put him in the high altitude capsule, trying to stabilize his condition, but, the creature shows up again!.
Jeff says that the creature got into his mind, so, Ann talks with him, trying to convince Jeff that he's still human...
After his stint in the capsule, Jeff becomes normalized and is sweating again! Not sure about his hands though, our tale ends on a happy note! Tune in Wednesday when we'll have more Dungeon Cargo for you, see you there!