The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 28

The Special One

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

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  • An alien takes on a human form to act as a tutor to gifted children, using their intelligence and vulnerability to help him to save his planet. If met with parents who resist, he has a way to destroy them.

    This episode has several problems. First, the 'teaser' (the preview, at the beginning of the show, of a scene later in the story) was different from the story we saw, so we were confused as to what happened that the first child did not work out. It looked like clumsy writing. Also, the boy came off as either too leaden or too smarmy. The finale went on too long. What was a nice special effect lost its meaning. It was nice to see a young Marion Ross (the "Happy Days" mom). This was an interesting concept, but it was poorly executed.