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At the top secret Cypress Hills Research Centre, the watchman in charge of controling the security machine called "O.B.I.T." is murdered from behind by a mysterious man. An investigation is launched by Senator Orville who discovers that the only person left to operate the device is Dr. Lomax but, strangely, his is the only wave length that cannot be tuned.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Monday November 04th, 1963

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Guest Stars
Jason WingreenJason Wingreen
As Fred Severn
Konstantin ShayneKonstantin Shayne
As Dr. Phillip Fletcher
William Douglas (1)William Douglas (1)
As O.B.I.T. Creature
Alan BaxterAlan Baxter
As Colonel Grover
Harry TownesHarry Townes
As Dr. Clifford Scott
Jeff CoreyJeff Corey
As Byron Lomax
Joanne GilbertJoanne Gilbert
As Barbara Scott
Lindsay WorkmanLindsay Workman
As Dr. Anderson
Peter BreckPeter Breck
As Senator Jeremiah Orville
Robert BenevidesRobert Benevides
As Captain Harrison (as Robert Beneveds)
Sammy ReeseSammy Reese
As Clyde Wyatt
Main Cast
Vic PerrinVic Perrin
voiced The Control Voice
Episode Quotes
Opening Narration: In this room, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, security personnel at the Defense Department's Cypress Hills Research Center keep constant watch on its scientists through OBIT, a mysterious electronic device whose very existence was carefully kept from the public at large. And so it would have remained, but for the facts you are about to witness.

Closing Narration: Agents of the Justice Department are rounding up the machines now. But these machines, these inventions of another planet, have been cunningly conceived to play on our most mortal weakness. In the last analysis, dear friends, whether OBIT lives up to its name or not will depend on you.

Dr. Clifford Scott: When I told them what I saw, they got very quiet, and looked at me with great, quiet eyes. Quiet can tell you so much.

Episode Goofs
In the final scene, the movements Byron Lomax makes do not match the movements of the monster on the O.B.I.T. screen.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoseph Stefano  |  Leslie Stevens
Warning: The Outer Limits season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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