The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 4

The Man With the Power

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

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  • Donald Pleasence plays a man who, feeling he is a failure, submits to an operation which gives him the power to move objects. What he learns over time, to his torment, is that it also gives him the power to destroy people, including those he loves.

    The special effects, for the most part, were good in this episode. The 'storm clouds' that signal impending doom for the main character's foes are fun to watch. I recognized Ed Platt ("Chief"), who plays--guess who?--his boss. There is a good scene with the man's wife (she says that she didn't even want to bear him a child). The one decent relationship the main character has is with an astronaut who will undergo the same operation. It is only when **spoiler alert** the Pleasence character realizes the 'power' is evil that he decides he must do the right thing. He walks into the operating room and kills both the surgeon and himself.
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