The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 7

The Invisible Enemy

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 1964 on ABC
7.2
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A manned mission to Mars is menaced by Martian creatures who swim in the planet's sandy soil.

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  • A bit of FTL handwaving

    6.5
    This was basically a "monster-of-the-week" episode. Watchable but nothing special, though the effects were good for the era and for the budget of the show.



    Notice that in the beginning of the episode they talk about using a standing laser wave (not certain exactly the term--memory fails) to avoid the speed-of-light delay in communications back-and-forth between Earth and Mars. At least the writers addressed this issue--which is more than usually happens even in shows and movies of today.

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Adam West

Adam West

Maj. Charles "Chuck" Merritt

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Rudy Solari

Rudy Solari

Capt. Buckley

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Joe Maross

Joe Maross

Gen. Winston

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the first astronaut walks out onto Mars surface, it can be clearly seen in profile there is no glass visor on his space helmet.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) In the vast immensities of cosmic space, bold adventurers streak their their way to join battle with strange enemies on strange worlds. The alien, the unknown, perhaps even the invisible, armed only with man's earthbound knowledge.

    • Captain Buckley: Funny thing that sand, isn't it? Looks just like the ocean at the Cape. I used to love to look at the moon on the water.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) Battle joined; Casualties: Yes; Resolution: Victory, of a sort A painful step from the crib of destiny. On another day, a friend perhaps instead of a deadly peril. Part of the saga of the Space Pioneers.

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