The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 25

The Mutant

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 1964 on ABC

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  • Warren Oates becomes a mutant when he is caught in a radioactive shower while working with a team of scientists. He becomes bald, his eyes become huge, and he can read thoughts. His paranoia turns him against the crew, and they struggle to survive.

    Very scary. The viewer is both drawn to the mutant, as he fights to remain sane, and repulsed by him, as he destroys the crew, one by one. There are disturbing questions here, namely, how responsible are we for our actions? How do we deal with people who are different? **Spoiler alert** Could the two scientists who survived have helped the mutant, or was his fate inevitable? Why were they drawn to a place that was so desolate in the first place? The make-up for Warren Oates was incredible, and you actually are terrified to look at him without his goggles.