The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Inheritors: Part I 

Four soldiers have been shot in the head by bullets made from the fragment of a meteorite. As a result, they have developed genius level IQs. Three of them have disappeared, one remains in ... See full summary »

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Seeleg Lester (teleplay by), Sam Neuman (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Adam Ballard
Donald Harron ... Art Harris
James Shigeta ... AIO Capt. Newa
Steve Ihnat ... Lt. Philip Minns
Ivan Dixon ... Sgt. James Conover
Dee Pollock ... Pfc. Francis Hadley
James Frawley James Frawley ... Pvt. Robert Renaldo
Ted de Corsia ... Randolph E. Branch
Dabbs Greer ... E.F. Larkin
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson ... The Surgeon (as Robert J. Nelson)
Kim Hector Kim Hector ... Johnny Subiron
Robert Cinder Robert Cinder ... Jessup
William Wintersole ... Prof. Andrew Whitsett (as William Winterside)
Simon Prescott ... The Guard (as Sy Prescott)
Linda Hutchings Linda Hutchings ... The Nurse
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Storyline

Four soldiers have been shot in the head by bullets made from the fragment of a meteorite. As a result, they have developed genius level IQs. Three of them have disappeared, one remains in hospital. Adam Ballard, Assistant Secretary of Science, believes the men have been taken over by an alien intelligence, and that they are working to bring some evil plan to fruition. Written by Barbara Peterson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only 2 part episode in the original series. See more »

Goofs

Closing credits misspell the character description for Leon Askin as "Shop Superintendant". The correct spelling is "Superintendent". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Control Voice: In the troubled places of the world, the Devil's hunter finds rare game. For manmade savagery is only the instrument for a secret terror stirring from its dark place of ambush.
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Featured in The Outer Limits: The Inheritors: Part II (1964) See more »

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Robert Duvall Vs Steve Ihnat
18 July 2014 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Robert Duvall is up against four genius troublemakers.

Fans of Star Trek's Whom Gods Destroy: this hour is for you! Steve Ihnat did two really good sci-fi characters in his lifetime and Whom Gods and The Inheritors are where you find those characters.

Granted, he was more fun in Star Trek but you hang on his every word in The Outer Limits.

Robert Duvall, the story and acting are all fine. The only issue I have is the sometimes poor musical score which sounds like the score for the 1950s flick: It Came From Outer Space.

Note: Part 2 is better than part 1.


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