The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 30

The Production and Decay of Strange Particles

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 1964 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The evacuation footage includes shots of DC and London. The shots are also during the day, but it's night time at the nuclear plant.

  • Quotes

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) In recent years, nuclear physicists have discovered a strange world of sub-atomic particles, fragments of atoms smaller than the imagination can picture, fragments of materials which do not obey the laws of gravity. Antimatter composed of inside-out material; shadow-matter that can penetrate ten miles of lead shielding. Hidden deep in the heart of strange new elements are secrets beyond human understanding--new powers, new dimensions, worlds within worlds, unknown.

    • Marshall: I don't want to die!
      Laurel: Nobody wants to die. But if it's time, let's meet it with a little dignity. Or even better than that, let's go down fighting.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) As Man explores the secrets of the universe, strange and inscrutable powers await him. And whether these powers are to become forces of destruction or forces of construction will ultimately depend upon simple but profound human qualities: Inspiration. Integrity. Courage.

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