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The Outer Limits: Counterweight

A group of six key persons are chosen to undergo an ordeal in a simulated space journey to the planet Antheon and to test their ability to cope with it. The unusual happens and the passengers meet a real alien being from outer space who obliges the greedy one of the group, Joe Dix, to push a special button to alert the authorities and put an end to the experiment.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x14
Airdate: Saturday December 26th, 1964

Guest Stars
Jacqueline ScottJacqueline Scott
As Alicia Hendrix
Crahan DentonCrahan Denton
As Dr. Matthew James
Stephen JoyceStephen Joyce
As Harvey Branson
Larry WardLarry Ward
As Keith Ellis
Michael LintMichael Lint
As Charles Radilac
Shary MarshallShary Marshall
As Margaret O'Hara
Sandy KenyonSandy Kenyon
As Professor Henry Craif
Main Cast
Vic PerrinVic Perrin
voiced The Control Voice
Episode Notes
The screenplay for this episode was based on the short story "Counterweight" by Jerry Sohl.

Episode Quotes
Opening Narration: The great unknown: Limitless heavens crowded with sparking mysteries, challenging Man's curiosity. But the heavens are not oceans. Man cannot push a boat into its currents and set sail for the next horizon. The heavens are a mystery only science can solve, as it penetrates the unknown.

Closing Narration: Panic button pressed. Passengers returned. One side always in the sunlight, the other always in darkness; the known and the unknown. Frightening to each other only when they are both unknown... and misunderstood.

Captain Harvey Branson: The greatest danger? ... I don't know, there's so many. Maybe the worst are the ones who make for ourselves by seeing things that don't exist except in our own imagination.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoseph Stefano  |  Leslie Stevens
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