The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1964 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Most episodes of The Outer Limits begin with a short preview "teaser" before the opening and initial credits. This episode has no preview, it begins with a transformation in a garden and goes forward from there.

  • Quotes

    • Regina: (Talking to a hive of bees in the laboratory via an electronic translator) This is your queen. I can speak only human. Listen. The human drone's machinery will translate. I have passed the threshold, and I am beautiful. The human drone has already begun to aspire to me, and when he dies, his memory will live on in our million children.

    • Regina: (Speaking to Ben and Francesca Fields) A disorderly man is usually guilty of something far more chaotic than disorder.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) When the yearning to gain ascendancy takes the form of a soulless, loveless struggle, the contest must end in unlovely defeat. For without love, drones can never be men, and men can only be drones.

    • Control Voice: (opening narration) Human life strives ceaselessly to perfect itself, to gain ascendancy. But what of the lower forms of life? Is it not possible that they, too, are conducting experiments and are at this moment on the threshold of deadly success?

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