The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 14

The Zanti Misfits

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 30, 1963 on ABC

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  • A great episode that shows what the Outer Limits represents...

    This is an episode that I have to admit I am quite fond of. The idea that criminals, who resemble giant spiders, are teleported from another planet to Earth is not totally unusual. However, the fact that that aliens sent their brethren to Earth to be executed and not for incarceration is something that, for myself, was unexpected and thought provoking for me.

    You have to wonder if the Zanti represent countries that don't have the death penalty and the military/scientists representing the ones that do. Or is it an anti war message with the implication that the Zanti don't believe in killing their own kind but mankind doesn't have such a qualm under certain circumstances? Or is it just two different philosophies?

    An excellent episode!