The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 24


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 1964 on ABC
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Workers on a moon base find a mysterious rock that appears to be alive.

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  • Scientists on the moon find a "moonstone."

    This episode won't get many good reviews but I thought it was borderline fascinating. Nobody has done better than the old "Men into Space" spacesuits and they get recycled for this episode. The concept leads here. A small ball of intelligent beings from another world seek refuge and escape to the moon. They are found by their tyrannical rulers and will be forced to return to their planet. Earth cannot give them refuge for they will then destroy Earth. We learn, rather humbly, that we are not the most powerful creatures in the universe. The interplay and subplots weaken what otherwise might have been a classic. As it is, however, I found it at least an interesting piece.moreless
Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman

Prof. Diana Brice

Guest Star

Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor

Clint Anderson

Guest Star

Alex Nicol

Alex Nicol

Lee Stocker

Guest Star

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    • Control Voice: (closing narration) The steps man takes across the heavens of his universe are as uncertain as the steps he takes across the rooms of his own life and yet if he walks with an open mind, these steps must lead him eventually to that most perfect of all destinations, truth.

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) In Man's conquest of space, his own moon must be the first to surrender. From there he will step his way across the heavens to the edge of infinity. Each step will be as uncertain as the last, yet each will bring him closer to ultimate truth... Lunar Expedition One: Here a handful of brave scientists and technicians pave the way to the future. Their mission: to collect information that will eventually enable Man to inhabit the Moon; to use the Moon as a springboard to the stars. Once during each twenty-four hour period, a force of three, commanded by General Lee Stocker and including Lieutenant Travers and Major Clint Anderson, makes its slow, uncharted way across the lunar surface, a surface whose depths and desires are, as yet, unprobed...

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