The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 11

The Inheritors (2)

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



  • Trivia

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

    • When Ballard sees a sign, he reads it as "4th at Elm," but when Harris reads it, he says, "4th at Eden."

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

    • At the 34::55 mark, Ballard's reflection is visible in the "magnetic force field" as he peers at the three men.

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

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Harris: The lieutenant is probably the smartest man you will ever come up against. Maybe the word is "brilliant". He has extraordinary abilities. He's pleasant, genial, agreeable, unstoppable, and as we know of, deadly.

    • Ballard: Our weapons are pitiful against you, aren't they?
      Minns: I didn't mean it that way.
      Ballard: I did.

    • Renaldo: Hello, compadre.
      Conover: Compadre?
      Renaldo: Brothers under the skin now. Or is it freaks under the skull?

    • Ballard: Thanks, Ray, good job.
      Harris: Nothing any other interpretative genius couldn't have done in twice the time.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) The Inheritors are on their way. In a universe of billions of 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.

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