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

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 »


James Goldstone


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Duvall ... Adam Ballard
Donald Harron ... Art Harris
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
Jan Shutan Jan Shutan ... Mrs. Subiron
Joanne Stewart Joanne Stewart ... Miss Steen
Paulle Clark Paulle Clark ... Second Nurse
David Brady David Brady ... Danny Masters
Kim Hector Kim Hector ... Johnny Subiron
Morgan Brittany ... Minerva Gordon (as Suzanne Cupito)


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 laird-3

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28 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


The license plate on the taxi as it drives up (10 minutes in) can be seen and is a California plate for a privately owned (not commercial) vehicle (IET 648). Also it was established the location was Wichita, Kansas, and not in California. See more »


Lieutenant Minns: You tried to contain me once. Didn't work.
Adam Ballard: Our weapons are pitiful against you, aren't they?
Lieutenant Minns: I didn't mean it that way.
[Smiles in an effort to set Ballard at ease]
Adam Ballard: I did. You smile at me, and I get a chill. You're smiling with a piece of your mind that doesn't belong to you.
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Part 2 of "The Inheritors" on "The Outer Limits" was a fine conclusion to the previous one
21 August 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In Part 2 of "The Inheritors" ep of "The Outer Limits", government agent Adam Ballard (Robert Duvall) continues his pursuit of Lt. Phillip Minns (Steve Ihnat) and his three men-Sgt. James Conover (Ivan Dixon), Pfc. Francis Hadley (Dee Pollock), and Pvt. Robert Renaldo (James Frawley)-all of whom are in some alien mind control. And now Ballard finds out they're taking some handicapped children with them...Okay, let me say just now that while there's some suspicion among the men under Minns about their mission and why they're doing what they're doing on it, the explanation puts nearly everyone at ease when it's said in a calm and understanding manner especially concerning the kids. So on that note, both eps of "The Outer Limits" called "The Inheritors" are recommended. P.S. I didn't mention in my review of the previous installment that a couple of "Hogan's Heroes" future players were in that one: besides Dixon-who was Sgt. Kinchloe there, Leon Askin-known as General Burkhalter there-was his boss here though he had no scenes with Dixon. Also, one of the children was played by Suzanne Cupito who later changed her name to Morgan Brittany as an adult and played Katherine Wentworth on the original "Dallas". Incidentally, she also played a child of similar condition as here previously on a movie called Stage at Thunder Rock which I reviewed a few days ago.

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