The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 15

The Mice

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 1964 on ABC

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  • May be the most underrated episode of The Outer Limits

    "The Mice" is rarely singled out as a noteworthy OL episode, yet it has many distinctive qualities. The strangeness that we find in the best eps of this series is here in full force. A prisoner exchange between Earth and a little-known alien society allows a bizarre creature to arrive on this planet. This prisoner behaves in its own alien way and is creepy and fascinating to watch. There are a couple of suspensful scenes when the creature is on the loose and wreaks some havoc. In the cast are Michael Higgins, Diana Sands and Henry Silva: all very good actors who bring plenty of realism to their roles. It's especially interesting to watch the sympathetic connection between Sands and Silva. This episode does not waste Henry Silva (a wonderful performer) as "Tourist Attraction" does. He really carries the show and makes it a must-see for anyone who in interested in early 60s TV drama.