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The Outer Limits: The Probe

En route to Tokyo during a violent storm, a cargo plane crash lands in the ocean and four passengers miraculously escape from death. They drift on a safety raft and enter a spaceship that is used to analyze and study alien civilizations. The four people avoid a mutated and growing microbe, except one, and finally try to communicate with the distant alien race owing to a computer. After being disinfected and studied, they're released. By chance, a plane rescue them. On board, they see the spaceship which goes back to its home place and self-destroys in the atmosphere.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Airdate: Saturday January 16th, 1965

Director: Felix Feist
Story: Sam Neuman
Teleplay: Seeleg Lester

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Guest Stars
Peter Mark Richman
As Jefferson Rome
Peggy Ann Garner
As Amanda Frank
Richard Tretter
As Radio Engineer
Ron Hayes
As Coberly
Main Cast
Vic Perrin
voiced The Control Voice
Episode Quotes
Opening Narration: The persistence of Man's curiosity led him into new worlds. Without conquering his own, he invaded the sub-world of the microscope, and the outer-world of space. It is said turnabout is fair play... but is it?

Closing Narration: A few days, a week, a month... Will the Earth be visited by a stranger from the universe? A warm, compassionate stranger, to tell us of wonders beyond imagination, of life beyond comprehension, of secrets from the treasurehouse of stars?

Jefferson Rome: If I was assured that this creature isn't the alien who built this space probe. I'm sure now... But just look around, see how clean everything is.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoseph Stefano  |  Leslie Stevens
Warning: The Outer Limits season 2 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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