The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 13

Tourist Attraction

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 23, 1963 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In the scene in which one of the divers is fighting the fish monster underwater, the wires controlling the fish monster are clearly visible.

  • Quotes

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) The forces of nature will not submit to injustice. No man has the right, nor will the checks and balances of the universe permit him to place his fellows under the harsh yoke of repression Nor may he again place the forces of nature under the triple yoke of vanity, greed, and ambition. In the words of Shelley, "here lies your tyrant who would rule the world immortal".

    • [Second Additional Narration]
      Control Voice: Pressed and strained by constant drilling of ultrasonic beams, the concrete face of the dam cracks and faults. Ten million tons of pressure builds toward ultimate collapse...

    • [First Additional Narration]
      Control Voice: Moving through the deep, protected only by a tank of air and a hunting spear, the scientist-explorer descends beyond the San Blas shelf. But all unknown to him, the observer is himself observed. Hidden in the sinuous rills of seaweed, sightless eyes, blind for centuries, stare out of the abyss. The legendary creature of the deeps, sensing through nerve receptors in its skin, becomes aware of the alien invader, man.

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) In man's dark and troubled history there are vestiges of strange Gods. This stone statue was once such a god a thousand years gone by in the central mountains of Pan-America. Today new gods have emerged: the god of power, the god of money. The Republic of San Blaz lies west of the Orinoco Basin, slightly north of the equator. Its principle exports are coffee, copra, mahogany, mace, and saffron. In a hundred odd years the reigns of government have changed many times in blood and fire and death. The last of these revolutions was led by General Juan Mecurio the most absolute and powerful ruler of them all. Only the Indians who live close to old gods in the volcanic uplands are unimpressed. They have seen the coming of conquistadors with the power of their guns and flashing flags, the revolutionaries with the power of their zeal and willingness to die, the Americans with the power of their money and bulldozers with their summer houseboats in the crater lake of Ali Papa with their gadgets and machines and devices.

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