The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 11

The Inheritors (2)

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 1964 on ABC
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Episode Summary

In Part Two, Ballard follows up on a lead from Minns' apartment: a list of names. He finds that they're all children -- special children. Minerva Gordon is blind, Danny Masters is a deaf mute, others are handicapped in various ways. He makes preparations to protect the kids from Minns, to no avail. He then sets up a series of roadblocks on the road to Wichita, where a spaceship is being built. Ballard and Minns have a confrontation at the warehouse. At first, Minns and the others are in the dark about what will happen to the children. Then the alien intelligence reveals the final explanation to Minns and he takes Ballard inside the ship. He finds that the damaged children are whole again, and well. Crutches and leg braces lay on the deck, unneeded. Minerva can see, and Danny can hear and speak. Minns tells Ballard that the atmosphere in the ship duplicates that of the planet they'll be travelling to. And that, if taken off the ship, the children will immediately revert. He says that they will be going to a planet that had been wiped out by a catastrophe, and they would be colonizing the planet. All four of the soldiers would accompany the children. Now that the doubts about their mission have been erased, they all agree readily.moreless

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    Steve Ihnat

    Steve Ihnat

    Lt. Minns

    Guest Star

    Ivan Dixon

    Ivan Dixon

    James Conover

    Guest Star

    Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Adam Ballard

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • When Adam Ballard (Robert Duvall) sees a sign, he reads it as "4th at Elm," but when Art Harris reads it, he says, "4th at Eden."

      • As Minns (Steve Ihnat) is leaving the apartment, the FBS Agents fire eight times. In the next scene Ballard (Robert Duvall) states, "Six bullets, fired at point blank range, missed."

      • When the physicist (Robert Renaldo) is dropped off at the assembly plant, the taxi driver accidentally backs into part of a fence as he is leaving.

      • When Minns holds his hand out for the children to stop, Minerva stops, even though she couldn't see the hand.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Control Voice: (closing narration) The Inheritors are on their way. In a universe of billions stars there are places of love and happiness. On this earth, in this spot, magic settled for a moment, wonder touched a few lives and a few odd pieces fell smoothly into the jigsaw of creation.

      • Control Voice: (opening narration) The earth, tumbling grain of sand in the darkness of unending space plays host to a strange and awful guest. Unsought, uninvited, possessor of fearsome power, purveyor of dark deed, a relentless traveler on the road to it's mysterious goal.

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