Out There (1951)

Season 1 Episode 1

Outer Limit

Aired Sunday 6:00 PM Oct 28, 1951 on CBS
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Outer Limit
An extraterrestrial being attempts to convince a captured American jet pilot that earth infatuation with atomic weapons is viewed with alarm by other worlds and that Earth will be destroyed if it fails to curb its experimentation in atomic weaponry.

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    Robert Webber

    Robert Webber

    Air Force Captain

    Guest Star

    Wesley Addy

    Wesley Addy

    Patrol Ship Officer

    Guest Star

    Augusta Dabney

    Augusta Dabney

    Captain's wife

    Guest Star

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      • Reviewed positively by Variety (Gilb.)(SEE BELOW). Acting and technical aspects well done, although the plot seemed too close to 20th Century Fox's "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

        THE REVIEW

        OUT THERE

        Hollywood has been wrestling with science-fiction themes for the past year with good results at the box office. Thus is was only natural that YV should give interplanetary subjects a whirl on an adult level in addition to juvenile space ship serials which, of course, have long been beamed on video.
        In "Out There," which preemed on CBS TV Sunday (28), the net got its new science-fiction series away to a good start from a technical viewpoint. Storywise was a different matter, for the yarn chosen for the initialer was too similar to the plot used in 20th Fox's current release, "The Day the Earth Stood Still".
        Both "Out There" and the 20th film deal with a warning handed the earth to stop its war-making with atomic weapons, rockets, etc., or face destruction. Ultimatum is posed by representatives of forces from other planets who guard the peace of the universe. Adapted by Elihu Winer and Andrew McCullough from a Satevepost story by Graham Doar, the CBS T.V. melodrama had a patrol ship from the "Intergalactic Council" capture an Army Air Force captain who's ventured 100 miles into space in a rocket. His return to earth coupled with a decision of the space-ship officer to spare the globe from attack provided excellent suspense.
        Films of actual rocket takeoffs were neatly integrated with interior scenes done in the studio. Cast caught the flavor of the piece under the crisp direction of Byron Paul and Andrew McCullough. Robert Webber was suitably intrepid as the Air Force captain. Wesley Addy gave a note of authority to the patrol ship officer role and Augusta Dabney turned in a good portrayal of a wife distraught when her husband failed to return from space. Long list of players gave good support.
        A CBS TV package created by Donald Davis, "Out There" each week will present a complete story within its allotted half hour air time. Script material will be culled from originals, books science-fiction pulp mags and other sources, Preem show demonstrated that the net's technicians can supply realistic effects for the scientific atmosphere. What's needed are some fresh plots. Gilb.

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      • Adapted from a Saturday Evening Post Story by Graham Doar.

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