The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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Carnival space ride becomes frighteningly real when an alien bird-man secretly rigs it with actual rockets. The ominous bird-man carefully picks his unknowing crew including the carny ride ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Stanley

Writers:

Sonya Roberts (teleplay by) (as Lin Dane), Lou Morheim (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Oakland ... Empyrian
Janet De Gore Janet De Gore ... Mara Matthews
Don Gordon ... Dr. Dave Crowell
Yale Summers ... Buddy Lyman
Arnold Merritt ... Tommy Shadbury
Mimsy Farmer ... Denise Ward
John McLiam ... Arjay Beasley
Angela Clarke ... Sue Ann Beasley
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Carnival space ride becomes frighteningly real when an alien bird-man secretly rigs it with actual rockets. The ominous bird-man carefully picks his unknowing crew including the carny ride captain who's a closet intellectual, an angry middle-aged man, and a star high school quarterback accompanied by his adoring buddy and his steady girl. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Gordon and Simon Oakland were reunited in Bullitt (1968), where Simon Oakland would play the role of 'captain' - Captain Samuel Bennett, and Don Gordon would plav the part of Sergeant Delgetti. See more »

Goofs

When the Empyrian first calls his planet, the shadow of the boom mike is visible on the ceiling above him. See more »

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Edited from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Space Ride
13 March 2016 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Don Gordon stars as Dr. Dave Crowell, an unemployed scientist who finds himself working in a carnival at the rocket ship ride, a mock-up space ship. Janet De Gore plays Mara Mathews, who is the stewardess on the ride, and becomes interested in Crowell. Simon Oakland plays Empyrian, a birdlike man who comes from the planet Empyria that has secretly modified the space ride into a real rocket ship, taking them, as well as a few other selected passengers, on a trip to colonize an Earth-like asteroid called Tythra in order to save both races from an imminent disaster affecting both planets, but will everyone abducted want to go? Philosophical episode has a shaky premise but good acting and dialogue.


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