In today's Outer Limits episode, a test pilot crashes in his experimental X-15 rocket plane and discovers that him and his wife are in a reality where time has slowed down to nearly a standstill. Returning to the airbase, the two are horrified to see their daughter on a tricycle in the path of a moving truck, and seem to be unable to prevent her death...
This one stars Dewey (THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, LAND OF THE PHARAOHS) Martin, Mary (WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, THE ATOMIC CITY) Murphy, Emma (GREEN ACRES, FAMILY AFFAIR) Tyson, William (THE AQUANAUTS, WEST SIDE STORY) Bramley and Dorothy (THEM!, MAN-TRAP) Green.
There goes test pilot Jim Darcy off in the X-15 rocket plane on another test flight.
Jim's wife Linda drives out to the landing site to watch, everything seems fine at the moment...
The plane breaks into pieces but Jim is unharmed in the wreckage. He sees Linda, who crashed the car, and runs to her aid. Hey, they stole that tumbleweed from "Cry Of Silence!"
But something is definitely wrong here, there are two cars and two planes! The car in the background and the plane in the air are both frozen in time... Like, help Mr. Wizard!!
Even the emergency landing crew are frozen in their positions. Hey, a Ford Econoline, drove one of those when I was a courier at Fort Lewis in 1968.
Jim and Linda hoof it back to headquarters only to find the people there also frozen like a bunch of mackerels. What else could go wrong?
Oh crap, that's all I had to say! Anywho, this phantasm pops in from out of nowhere but is repelled by the flame of Jim's lighter, and it disappears.
Jim and Linda have to trek back out to the crash site, they notice that the men there have moved a bit from their previous positions. So.....
The two run back to headquarters to check on their daughter and to see if they can figure out what's going on. They encounter the ghostly figure again and he tells them that they will become like him if they don't get back to the car and plane and be in position for when the time elements will merge together. Boy, this story will make you dizzy!!
But, Jim has one last thing to do, and that's to run back to the base with the seat belts he cut out of the crashed car, because that one's not frozen in time.
He ties them together, attaches it to the back wheel hub, then ties it to the parking brake that's not engaged. Since he has to go back to the plane, he hopes this will save his daughter!
Jim makes it back in the nick of time, Linda gets herself ready for the moment...
Oh man, I've been holding this in the whole time!..
So, time has synchronized and Jim's plan works, the line pulls the brake, and viola!.. Their daughter is safe! Wow, could you imagine if that didn't work and the kid gets it! Maybe today, but not back then.
And to prove that she's just fine, check it out... No tread marks!