The BEST Episodes of The Outer Limits
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, "What is the nature of man?" Opening Narration: There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling the transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.
#1 - Demon with a Glass Hand
Season 2 - Episode 5
An amnesiac with a strange glass hand is pursued by alien assassins as he seeks the key to his true identity.
#2 - Second Chance
Season 1 - Episode 23
Believing that they're going on a mere carnival ride, a crew of discontented dreamers unknowingly boards a space ship bound to save the future of the human race.
#3 - ZZZZZ
Season 1 - Episode 18
A queen bee with sinister intentions assumes human form in order to seek out the perfect mate.
#4 - The Man Who Was Never Born
Season 1 - Episode 6
A horribly mutated man from Earth's bleak future travels back in time in an attempt to alter the past and save mankind from its hideous fate.
#5 - The Probe
Season 2 - Episode 17
After flying into a hurricane, the crew of a cargo plane bound for Tokyo is captured by an alien space probe.
#6 - Specimen: Unknown
Season 1 - Episode 22
The crew aboard a space station investigates the death of a young lieutenant and uncovers a strange and deadly new life form.
#7 - The Bellero Shield
Season 1 - Episode 20
An ambitious scientist, with hopes of taking over his father's corporation, creates a laser that inadvertently brings a gentle alien to earth.
#8 - I, Robot
Season 2 - Episode 9
A grotesque, but gentle, robot is put on trial for the murder of his creator.
#9 - The Children of Spider County
Season 1 - Episode 21
A powerful alien from the planet Eros returns to Earth to rescue and claim his son who has been charged with murder.
#10 - The Inheritors (2)
Season 2 - Episode 11
An investigation reveals a desperate plan involving the construction of a spaceship and a group of special children.
#11 - Soldier
Season 2 - Episode 1
A soldier who knows nothing but killing and warfare struggles to adapt when he is transported back in time to a more peaceful era.
#12 - Don't Open Till Doomsday
Season 1 - Episode 17
A young couple's honeymoon is cut short by the horrifying contents of a mysterious box.
#13 - Controlled Experiment
Season 1 - Episode 16
Two Martians conduct an investigation at the scene of a murder to try to determine why humans kill one another.
#14 - The Man With the Power
Season 1 - Episode 4
An experimental brain surgery gives a mild-mannered professor telekinetic powers and unleashes the dark side of his unconscious mind.
#15 - Cold Hands, Warm Heart
Season 2 - Episode 2
After returning from a mission to Venus, an astronaut can't seem to stay warm enough and has strange dreams about encountering a wraith-like being outside his spaceship window.
#16 - The Invisibles
Season 1 - Episode 19
A government agent infiltrates a secret criminal organization that uses repulsive alien parasites to control its members.
#17 - Expanding Human
Season 2 - Episode 4
A consciousness-expanding drug provides a professor with superhuman abilities and endangers the lives of his associates.
#18 - The Sixth Finger
Season 1 - Episode 5
There are unforeseen consequences when a brilliant but guilt-ridden scientist performs an evolutionary enhancement procedure on an embittered miner.
#19 - The Zanti Misfits
Season 1 - Episode 14
Exils from the planet Zanti arrive on Earth, and a startling truth is uncovered when two human renegades invade their privacy.
#20 - The Galaxy Being
Season 1 - Episode 1
A radio station engineer named Allan Maxwell establishes contact with an alien being. But when the station's power is turned up, the alien is teleported to Earth, where its radioactive nature causes havoc.
#21 - The Brain of Colonel Barham
Season 2 - Episode 15
A dying astronaut agrees to have his brain implanted into a robot body.
#23 - Behold, Eck!
Season 2 - Episode 3
The fate of the Earth is at stake when an optometrist discovers special lenses which enable him to see a frightening, and otherwise invisible, two-dimensional creature.
#24 - It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
Season 1 - Episode 11
An incredible being made of pure energy imperils the staff of a research lab and hides a deadly secret.
#25 - The Chameleon
Season 1 - Episode 31
A government agent faces a crisis of conscience when he infiltrates a band of aliens marooned aboard the wreckage of a flying saucer.