The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1963 on ABC

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  • An episode that really makes you wonder...

    This episode deals with a subject that is more powerful today than at the time of it's airing: a machine that supposedly track an intended subject's movements and actions. At first, a government commission investigating the base containing the machine runs into a stone wall of silence from many of the workers, who don't even acknowledge the machine's existence. However, when the commission presses on, they manage to discover not only the machine's existence but ultimately the true reason for it being around.

    A fascinating episode on many levels and one installment that is even more interesting today than when it first aired. Without giving too much away, one wonders if the events depicted in this episode occurred in today's society where covert observation can be seen in the home and work place, would officials embrace such a machine? Or would they realize what might ultimately happen too late?

    A really solid episode!