The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 4

The Man With the Power

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1963 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • A good episode to watch!

    This episode, much like many of this series, focuses on one man and what happens when a government experiment gives him incredible and deadly power he accesses on a subconscious level. At first, the man, who is portrayed by Donald Pleasance in his usual understated way, is unaware of what is happening around him but becomes aware of the power near the end. The decision he makes at the end of the episode is shown somewhat abruptly but is keeping with the timing and pacing of the show.

    I really enjoyed this episode on many levels. The appearance of the dark cloud, at the behest of Pleasance's subconscious desires, foretells moments of intense fear as we see an individual literally disappear when the cloud envelops them. The range of emotions the characters portray add a depth to the show that is welcome to those watching it.

    A solid episode that makes one think on many levels......