The Outer Limits - Original

A Feasibility Study

Season 1, Ep 29, Aired 4/13/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Inhabitants of a suburb find that their six-block neighborhood has been snatched off to an alien planet. The aliens have been rendered immobile by an infection and they need slaves. They feel that the Earth people would rather become slaves than become infected and thus immobile. The humans surprise them by sacrificing themselves in order to save the rest of humanity from slavery.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joseph Stefano

  • Byron Haskin

  • Leslie Stevens (II)

  • Leon Chooluck

  • Dominic Frontiere

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • My rating: 5 - Good

    By whitsbrain, Apr 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) The planet Luminos a minor planet sultry and simmering, incapacitated. Earth scientists have concluded that there could be no life on Luminos that it is too close to its own sun, that its inhabitants would be victimized by their own blinding atmosphere. But there is life on Luminos, life that should resemble ours, but doesn't, desperate life suffering of great and terrible need. The Luminoids have begun to search the universe in an effort to gratify that need. They seek a planet on which life is healthy, vibrant, strong, and mobile. They need such people: to do their work, to labor and slave for them, to manufacture their splendored dreams. The Luminoids need slaves and they have chosen the planet off which their slaves will be abducted. Not to many at first... a neighborhood perhaps... a neighborhood like mine, or yours. Those who will be abducted sleep in dreamy ignorance unaware that they are about to become the subjects of a grotesque and sophisticated experiment a Feasibility Study.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) "Do not enter upon or cross this area. Do not touch or remove possibly radioactive dirt or rocks. If you have any knowledge concerning this disappearance, please contact your nearest police department." It could have happened to any neighborhood. Had those who lived in this one been less human, less brave, it would have happened to all the neighborhoods of the Earth. Feasibility study ended. Abduction of human race: infeasible.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was remade for an episode of the 1990s version of The Outer Limits.

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    • LeslieArmstro Sep 15, 2014

      I watched this tv show in 1964 . I was 12. One Step Beyond Night Gallery Twilight Zone. Feasibility I saw again last year.