The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 14

Counterweight

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 26, 1964 on ABC
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Six future astronauts are put through a simulation of a long space flight.

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Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine

Joe Dix

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Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott

Dr. Alicia Hendrix

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Sandy Kenyon

Sandy Kenyon

Prof. Henry Craif

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Control Voice: (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.

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

    • Control Voice: (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.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode came up short in terms of running time. In order to pad out the episode, a special end credits sequence was added that credited each actor and actress as the cast's characters board the spacecraft.

    • The teleplay for this episode is based on the short story "Counterweight" by Jerry Sohl. The story was first published in If (November, 1959).

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