The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 1

The Galaxy Being

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1963 on ABC

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  • An engaging tale about a man that runs the local radio station, who becomes obsessed with the possibility of finding alien life. When he does, it is with a creature from a place far further than he would have ever imagined.

    As his relationship with his wife and friends disintegrates he makes contact with this Galaxy Being and with the help of a very snappy translation computer, asks some very deep questions on the nature of life in this other dimension.
    Unfortunately in spite of his advice a temp DJ boosts the radio signal that the Galaxy Being is "tuned" in to and he is inadvertenly summoned into our world.
    He doesn\'t appear to mean any harm but can\'t help but cause havoc and destruction, possibly due to the matter he is made from.
    As usual, the police show up and, typical of the time, they shoot first and ask questions later.
    The special effects are pretty good for the time, but the conversations with the Galaxy Being, as they are via a translator, are slow and require intense concentration to understand his side of the dialog.