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The Outer Limits: Don't Open Till Doomsday

On the night of 1929, Mr. Harvey Kry received a box labelled "Don't Open Till Doomsday" as a wedding gift and unexpectedly disappeared—sucked in by the alien of the box. Thirty-five years later, the aged Mrs. Kry, helped with Mrs. Justice of the Peace, finds a young couple bait to free her husband in exchange but the threatened alien turns the offer down and plans to destroy the Earth.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Monday January 20th, 1964

Director: Gerd Oswald
Writer: Joseph Stefano

Guest Stars
David FrankhamDavid Frankham
As Harvey Kry
John HoytJohn Hoyt
As Emmett Balfour
Nellie BurtNellie Burt
As Wife of Justice
Anthony JochimAnthony Jochim
As Dr. Mordecai Spazman
Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
As Gard Hayden
Melinda PlowmanMelinda Plowman
As Vivia Balfour
Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
As Mrs. Mary Kry
Russell CollinsRussell Collins
As Justice of the Peace
Main Cast
Vic PerrinVic Perrin
voiced The Control Voice
Episode Quotes
Opening Narration: The greatness of evil lies in its awful accuracy. Without that deadly talent for being in the right place at the right time, evil must suffer defeat. For unlike its opposite, good, evil is allowed no human failings, no miscalculations. Evil must be perfect... or depend upon the imperfections of others.

Closing Narration: Without that deadly talent for being in the right place at the right time, evil must suffer defeat. And with each defeat, Doomsday is postponed... for at least one more day.

Mrs. Kry: (singing) Poo, poo-poo-poo, poo, poo, poo... Dee, dee-dee-dee, dee, dee, dee. Don't let your babe, wait no more, doomsday is kno-cking at-my-door.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoseph Stefano  |  Leslie Stevens
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