Control Voice: (opening narration) On the fabulous spawning grounds of man's ever increasing knowledge of science and technology, ancient half-forgotten legends seemingly have no place. Except one: the legend of the Gordian knot. A knot so intricate and convoluted that no man could untie it, For there are problems so perplexing that they're seemingly impossible to solve when man ventures to the outer limits of his experience.
Control Voice: (closing narration) Man is forever solving the most perplexing problems as he ventures every further into the unknown. But where are the outer limits of his ingenuity? Will he ever encounter a problem, a gordian knot which he cannot ultimately cut?
According to David J. Schow's The Outer Limits Companion, this episode was originally entitled "Gordian Knot."
During the filming of this episode, ABC decided to cancel the series.