The Outer Limits - Original

Season 2 Episode 16

The Premonition

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 1965 on ABC

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  • Interesting concept, but tedious execution. If the show had been 30 minutes shorter, it would have been twice as good.

    The summary for this show is correct, but imagine that same review twice as long and interspersed with lots of running around from place to place. That's what this episode is like. The concept is interesting but simply suffers from too much filler; the wrap-up at the end is weak (they had to spend 40+ minutes explaining a premonition?). There's also an overemotional, helpless, and dumb female which is grating, although other episodes were definitely worse in this department. On the plus side, the figure in limbo is mysterious and features nice FX that stand the test of time, the scenes of stopped motion are eerie, and you can make it all the way through the episode (but just barely).