List of The Outer Limits episodes

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This page is a list of the episodes of The Outer Limits, a U.S. science fiction anthology television series originally lasting two seasons in the 1960s, which was revived for a seven season run in the 1990s. The original series ran on the ABC television network from 1963 to 1965, and the revival series was broadcast on Showtime from 1995 to 2001, and on the Sci Fi Channel in its final year.

1963 to 1965[edit]

For plot summaries, see List of The Outer Limits (1963–1965) episodes

Season 1 (1963–1964)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date Prod #
1 "The Galaxy Being" Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens 16 September 1963 (1963-09-16) 1
2 "The Hundred Days of the Dragon" Byron Haskin Allan Balter and Robert Mintz 23 September 1963 (1963-09-23) 7
3 "The Architects of Fear" Byron Haskin Meyer Dolinsky 30 September 1963 (1963-09-30) 5
4 "The Man with the Power" Laslo Benedek Jerome Ross 7 October 1963 (1963-10-07) 8
5 "The Sixth Finger" James Goldstone Ellis St. Joseph 14 October 1963 (1963-10-14) 11
6 "The Man Who Was Never Born" Leonard Horn Anthony Lawrence 28 October 1963 (1963-10-28) 12
7 "O.B.I.T." Gerd Oswald Meyer Dolinsky 4 November 1963 (1963-11-04) 14
8 "The Human Factor" Abner Biberman David Duncan 11 November 1963 (1963-11-11) 3
9 "Corpus Earthling" Gerd Oswald Orin Borsten (teleplay) and Louis Charbonneau (story) 18 November 1963 (1963-11-18) 16
10 "Nightmare" John Erman Joseph Stefano 2 December 1963 (1963-12-02) 15
11 "It Crawled Out of the Woodwork" Gerd Oswald Joseph Stefano 9 December 1963 (1963-12-09) 18
12 "The Borderland" Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens 16 December 1963 (1963-12-16) 2
13 "Tourist Attraction" Laslo Benedek Dean Riesner 23 December 1963 (1963-12-23) 4
14 "The Zanti Misfits" Leonard Horn Joseph Stefano 30 December 1963 (1963-12-30) 17
15 "The Mice" Alan Crosland, Jr. Bill S. Ballinger (teleplay & story), Joseph Stefano (teleplay), Lou Morheim (story) 6 January 1964 (1964-01-06) 19
16 "Controlled Experiment" Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens 13 January 1964 (1964-01-13) 6
17 "Don't Open Till Doomsday" Gerd Oswald Joseph Stefano 20 January 1964 (1964-01-20) 22
18 "ZZZZZ" John Brahm Meyer Dolinsky 27 January 1964 (1964-01-27) 21
19 "The Invisibles" Gerd Oswald Joseph Stefano 3 February 1964 (1964-02-03) 20
20 "The Bellero Shield" John Brahm Joseph Stefano (teleplay & story) and Lou Morheim (story) 10 February 1964 (1964-02-10) 23
21 "The Children of Spider County" Leonard Horn Anthony Lawrence 17 February 1964 (1964-02-17) 25
22 "Specimen: Unknown" Gerd Oswald Stephen Lord 24 February 1964 (1964-02-24) 10
23 "Second Chance" Paul Stanley Lin Dane (teleplay & story) and Lou Morheim (teleplay) 2 March 1964 (1964-03-02) 27
24 "Moonstone" Robert Florey William Bast (teleplay), Lou Morheim and Joseph Stefano (story) 9 March 1964 (1964-03-09) 13
25 "The Mutant" Alan Crosland, Jr. Allan Balter and Robert Mintz (teleplay), Jerome B. Thomas (story) 16 March 1964 (1964-03-16) 26
26 "The Guests" Paul Stanley Donald S. Sanford 23 March 1964 (1964-03-23) 29
27 "Fun and Games" Gerd Oswald Robert Specht (teleplay & story) and Joseph Stefano (teleplay) 30 March 1964 (1964-03-30) 28
28 "The Special One" Gerd Oswald Oliver Crawford 6 April 1964 (1964-04-06) 31
29 "A Feasibility Study" Byron Haskin Joseph Stefano 13 April 1964 (1964-04-13) 9
30 "Production and Decay of Strange Particles" Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens 20 April 1964 (1964-04-20) 30
31 "The Chameleon" Gerd Oswald Robert Towne (teleplay & story), Lou Morheim and Joseph Stefano (story) 27 April 1964 (1964-04-27) 32
32 "The Forms of Things Unknown" Gerd Oswald Joseph Stefano 4 May 1964 (1964-05-04) 24

Season 2 (1964–1965)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date Prod #
1 "Soldier" Gerd Oswald Harlan Ellison 19 September 1964 (1964-09-19) 34
2 "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" Charles Haas Dan Ullman 26 September 1964 (1964-09-26) 33
3 "Behold, Eck!" Byron Haskin John Mantley (teleplay), William R. Cox (story) 3 October 1964 (1964-10-03) 37
4 "Expanding Human" Gerd Oswald Francis Cockrell 10 October 1964 (1964-10-10) 40
5 "Demon with a Glass Hand" Byron Haskin Harlan Ellison 17 October 1964 (1964-10-17) 41
6 "Cry of Silence" Charles Haas Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Louis Charbonneau (story) 24 October 1964 (1964-10-24) 42
7 "The Invisible Enemy" Byron Haskin Jerry Sohl 31 October 1964 (1964-10-31) 35
8 "Wolf 359" Laslo Benedek Seeleg Lester (teleplay & story), Richard Landau (story) 7 November 1964 (1964-11-07) 38
9 "I, Robot" Leon Benson Robert C. Dennis (teleplay) 14 November 1964 (1964-11-14) 43
10 "The Inheritors – Part 1"" James Goldstone Seeleg Lester and Sam Neuman (teleplay & story), Ed Adamson (story) 21 November 1964 (1964-11-21) 44
11 "The Inheritors – Part 2"" James Goldstone Seeleg Lester and Sam Neuman (teleplay & story), Ed Adamson (story) 28 November 1964 (1964-11-28) 44
12 "Keeper of the Purple Twilight" Charles Haas Milton Krims (teleplay), Stephen Lord (story) 5 December 1964 (1964-12-05) 39
13 "The Duplicate Man" Gerd Oswald Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Clifford Simak (story) 19 December 1964 (1964-12-19) 45
14 "Counterweight" Paul Stanley Milton Krims (teleplay), Jerry Sohl (story) 26 December 1964 (1964-12-26) 36
15 "The Brain of Colonel Barham" Charles Haas Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Sidney Ellis (story) 2 January 1965 (1965-01-02) 46
16 "The Premonition" Gerd Oswald Sam Roeca (teleplay), Ib Melchior (teleplay & story) 9 January 1965 (1965-01-09) 47
17 "The Probe" Felix Feist Seeleg Lester (teleplay), Sam Neuman (story) 16 January 1965 (1965-01-16) 48

1995 to 2002[edit]

For plot summaries, see List of The Outer Limits (1995-2002) episodes

Season 1 (1995)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1-2 "The Sandkings" Stuart Gillard Melinda M. Snodgrass (Based on the work by George R. R. Martin) 26 March 1995 (1995-03-26)
3 "Valerie 23" Timothy Bond Jonathan Glassner 31 March 1995 (1995-03-31)
4 "Blood Brothers" Tibor Takacs Brad Wright 7 April 1995 (1995-04-07)
5 "Second Soul" Paul Lynch Alan Brennert 14 April 1995 (1995-04-14)
6 "White Light Fever" Tibor Takacs David Kemper 21 April 1995 (1995-04-21)
7 "The Choice" Mark Sobel Ann Lewis Hamilton 28 April 1995 (1995-04-28)
8 "Virtual Future" Joseph Scanlan Shawn Alex Thompson 5 May 1995 (1995-05-05)
9 "Living Hell" Graeme Campbell Pen Densham and Melinda Snodgrass 12 May 1995 (1995-05-12)
10 "Corner of the Eye" Stuart Gillard David Schow 19 May 1995 (1995-05-19)
11 "Under the Bed" Rene Bonniere Lawrence Meyers 26 May 1995 (1995-05-26)
12 "Dark Matters" Paul Lynch Alan Brennert 2 June 1995 (1995-06-02)
13 "The Conversion" Rebecca De Mornay Brad Wright 9 June 1995 (1995-06-09)
14 "Quality of Mercy" Brad Turner Brad Wright 16 June 1995 (1995-06-16)
15 "The New Breed" Mario Azzopardi Grant Rosenberg 23 June 1995 (1995-06-23)
16 "The Voyage Home" Tibor Takacs Grant Rosenberg 30 June 1995 (1995-06-30)
17 "Caught in the Act" Mario Azzopardi Grant Rosenberg 1 July 1995 (1995-07-01)
18 "The Message" Joseph Scanlan Brad Wright 16 July 1995 (1995-07-16)
19 "I, Robot" Adam Nimoy and Tibor Takacs Brad Wright (based on the short story by Eando Binder) 23 July 1995 (1995-07-23)
20 "If These Walls Could Talk" Tibor Takacs Manny Coto and Eric Estrin 30 July 1995 (1995-07-30)
21 "Birthright" William Fruet Michael Berlin and Eric Estrin 13 August 1995 (1995-08-13)
22 "The Voice of Reason" Neil Fearnley Brad Wright 20 August 1995 (1995-08-20)

Season 2 (1996)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Stitch in Time" Mario Azzopardi Steven Barnes 14 January 1996 (1996-01-14)
2 "Resurrection" Mario Azzopardi Jonathan Walker and Chris Dickie 14 January 1996 (1996-01-14)
3 "Unnatural Selection" Joseph Scanlan Eric A. Morris 19 January 1996 (1996-01-19)
4 "I Hear You Calling" Mario Azzopardi Katherine Weber 26 January 1996 (1996-01-26)
5 "Mind Over Matter" Mario Azzopardi Steven Barnes 2 February 1996 (1996-02-02)
6 "Beyond the Veil" Chris Brancato Allan Eastman 9 February 1996 (1996-02-09)
7 "First Anniversary" Brad Turner Richard Matheson, Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson 16 February 1996 (1996-02-16)
8 "Straight and Narrow" Joseph Scanlan Joel Metzger 23 February 1996 (1996-02-23)
9 "Trial by Fire" Jonathan Glassner Brad Wright 1 March 1996 (1996-03-01)
10 "Worlds Apart" Brad Turner Chris Dickie 22 March 1996 (1996-03-22)
11 "The Refuge" Ken Girotti Alan Brennert 5 April 1996 (1996-04-05)
12 "Inconstant Moon" Joseph Scanlan Larry Niven 12 April 1996 (1996-04-12)
13 "From Within" Neil Fearnley Jonathan Glassner 28 April 1996 (1996-04-28)
14 "The Heist" Brad Turner Steven Barnes 5 May 1996 (1996-05-05)
15 "Afterlife" Mario Azzopardi John F. Whelpley 19 May 1996 (1996-05-19)
16 "The Deprogrammers" Joseph Scanlan James Crocker 26 May 1996 (1996-05-26)
17 "Paradise" Mario Azzopardi Jonathan Walker and Chris Dickie 16 June 1996 (1996-06-16)
18 "The Light Brigade" Michael Keusch Brad Wright 23 June 1996 (1996-06-23)
19 "Falling Star" Ken Girotti Alan Brennert 30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
20 "Out of Body" Ken Girotti Mario Azzopardi 14 July 1996 (1996-07-14)
21 "Vanishing Act" Jonathan Glassner Chris Dickie 21 July 1996 (1996-07-21)
22 "The Sentence" Joseph Scanlan Melissa Rosenberg 4 August 1996 (1996-08-04)

Season 3 (1997)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Bits of Love" Neil Fearnley James Crocker 19 January 1997 (1997-01-19)
2 "Second Thoughts" Mario Azzopardi Sam Egan 19 January 1997 (1997-01-19)
3 "Re-generation" Brenton Spencer Tom J. Astle 24 January 1997 (1997-01-24)
4 "Last Supper" Helen Shaver Scott Shepherd 31 January 1997 (1997-01-31)
5 "Stream of Consciousness" Joe Nimziki David Shore 7 February 1997 (1997-02-07)
6 "Dark Rain" Mario Azzopardi David Braff 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14)
7 "The Camp" Jonathan Glassner Brad Wright 21 February 1997 (1997-02-21)
8 "Heart's Desire" Mario Azzopardi Alan Brennert 28 February 1997 (1997-02-28)
9 "Tempests" Mario Azzopardi Hart Hanson 7 March 1997 (1997-03-07)
10 "Awakening" George Bloomfield James Crocker 14 March 1997 (1997-03-14)
11 "New Lease" Jason Priestley Sam Egan 21 March 1997 (1997-03-21)
12 "Double Helix" Mario Azzopardi Jonathan Glassner 28 March 1997 (1997-03-28)
13 "Dead Man's Switch" Jeff Woolnough B. Richardson 4 April 1997 (1997-04-04)
14 "Music of the Spheres" David Warry-Smith Steven Barnes 9 May 1997 (1997-05-09)
15 "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" Steven Weber Brad Wright, Stephen King (story) 6 June 1997 (1997-06-06)
16 "Bodies of Evidence" Melvin Van Peebles Chris Dickie 20 June 1997 (1997-06-20)
17 "Feasibility Study" Ken Girotti Joseph Stefano 11 July 1997 (1997-07-11)
18 "A Special Edition" Mario Azzopardi Naren Shankar 25 July 1997 (1997-07-25)

Season 4 (1998)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Criminal Nature" Steve Anker Brad Markowitz 23 January 1998 (1998-01-23)
2 "The Hunt" Mario Azzopardi Sam Egan 30 January 1998 (1998-01-30)
3 "Hearts and Minds" Brad Turner Naren Shankar 6 February 1998 (1998-02-06)
4 "In Another Life" Allan Eastman Naren Shankar, Brad Wright, Naren Shankar, Chris Brancato 16 February 1998 (1998-02-16)
5 "In The Zone" David Warry-Smith Jon Povill (story), Naren Shankar (teleplay) 20 February 1998 (1998-02-20)
6 "Relativity Theory" Ken Girotti Carleton Eastlake 27 February 1998 (1998-02-27)
7 "Josh" Jorge Montesi Chris Ruppenthal 6 March 1998 (1998-03-06)
8 "Rite of Passage" Jimmy Kaufman Chris Dickie 13 March 1998 (1998-03-13)
9 "Glyphic" Catherine O'Hara Naren Shankar 20 March 1998 (1998-03-20)
10 "Identity Crisis" Brad Turner James Crocker 27 March 1998 (1998-03-27)
11 "The Vaccine" Neil Fearnley Brad Wright 3 April 1998 (1998-04-03)
12 "Fear Itself" James Head Sam Egan 10 April 1998 (1998-04-10)
13 "The Joining" Brad Turner Sam Egan 17 April 1998 (1998-04-17)
14 "To Tell the Truth" Neil Fearnley Brad Wright 24 April 1998 (1998-04-24)
15 "Mary 25" James Head Jonathan Glassner 29 May 1998 (1998-05-29)
16 "Final Exam" Mario Azzopardi Carleton Eastlake 5 June 1998 (1998-06-05)
17 "Lithia" Helen Shaver Sam Egan 3 July 1998 (1998-07-03)
18 "Monster" Allan Eastman Chris Ruppenthal 10 July 1998 (1998-07-10)
19 "Sarcophagus" Jeff Woolnough Bill Froehlich 7 August 1998 (1998-08-07)
20 "Nightmare" James Head Sam Egan 14 August 1998 (1998-08-14)
21 "Promised Land" Neill Fearnley Brad Markowitz, Brad Wright 21 August 1998 (1998-08-21)
22 "Balance of Nature" Steve Johnson Derek Lowe 4 September 1998 (1998-09-04)
23 "The Origin of Species" Brad Turner Naren Shankar 27 November 1998 (1998-11-27)
24 "Phobos Rising" Helen Shaver Garth Gerald Wilson 4 December 1998 (1998-12-04)
25 "Black Box" Steven Webber Brad Markowitz 11 December 1998 (1998-12-11)
26 "In Our Own Image" Steve Anker Naren Shankar 18 December 1998 (1998-12-18)

Season 5 (1999)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Alien Radio" Neill Fearnley Alan Katz 22 January 1999 (1999-01-22)
2 "Donor" Jimmy Kaufman Sam Egan 29 January 1999 (1999-01-29)
3 "Small Friends" Neill Fearnley Tom Szollosi 5 February 1999 (1999-02-05)
4 "The Grell" Jorge Montesi Jeff King 12 February 1999 (1999-02-12)
5 "The Other Side" Jeff Woolnough Bruce Lacey 19 February 1999 (1999-02-19)
6 "Joyride" James Head Sam Egan, David Alexander and Dan Wright 26 February 1999 (1999-02-26)
7 "The Human Operators" Jeff Woolnough Naren Shankar (script), Harlan Ellison and A.E. van Vogt (story) 12 March 1999 (1999-03-12)
8 "Blank Slate" Lou Diamond Phillips Will Dixon 2 April 1999 (1999-04-02)
9 "What Will The Neighbors Think" Helen Shaver A L Katz 23 April 1999 (1999-04-23)
10 "The Shroud" Stuart Gillard Pen Dansham, Scott Peters 30 April 1999 (1999-04-30)
11 "Ripper" Mario Azzopardi Chris Ruppenthal 7 May 1999 (1999-05-07)
12 "Tribunal" Mario Azzopardi Sam Egan 14 May 1999 (1999-05-14)
13 "Summit" James Head Scott Peters 21 May 1999 (1999-05-21)
14 "Descent" Steve Anker Erik Saltzgaber 25 June 1999 (1999-06-25)
15 "The Haven" Jimmy Kaufman James Crocker 2 July 1999 (1999-07-02)
16 "Deja Vu" Brian Giddens A L Katz, Naren Shankar 9 July 1999 (1999-07-09)
17 "The Inheritors" Mike Rohl Sam Egan 16 July 1999 (1999-07-16)
18 "Essence of Life" Brad Turner Steven Weber, Scott Peters 23 July 1999 (1999-07-23)
19 "Stranded" Steve Anker Chris Ruppenthal, Naren Shankar, Tom Szollosi 30 July 1999 (1999-07-30)
20 "Fathers and Sons" Michael Robison William Mikulak, A L Katz 6 August 1999 (1999-08-06)
21 "Star Crossed" Helen Shaver Chris Ruppenthal 13 August 1999 (1999-08-13)
22 "Better Luck Next Time" Martin Cummins Naren Shankar 20 August 1999 (1999-08-20)

Season 6 (2000)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Judgment Day" Brad Turner A L Katz and Scott Nimerfro 21 January 2000 (2000-01-21)
2 "The Gun" Jeff Woolnough Sam Egan 28 January 2000 (2000-01-28)
3 "Skin Deep" Dan Ireland Scott Peters 4 February 2000 (2000-02-04)
4 "Manifest Destiny" Brad Turner Lawrence Meyers, Mark Stern, Geoffrey Hollands 11 February 2000 (2000-02-11)
5 "Breaking Point" Neill Fearnley Grant Rosenberg 18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)
6 "The Beholder" Jeff Woolnough Sam Egan 25 February 2000 (2000-02-25)
7 "Seeds of Destruction" Steve Anker Chris Ruppenthal 3 March 2000 (2000-03-03)
8 "Simon Says" Helen Shaver Scott Peters 10 March 2000 (2000-03-10)
9 "Stasis" Brian Giddens Lawrence Meyers 14 April 2000 (2000-04-14)
10 "Down to Earth" Mike Rohl A L Katz and Scott Nimerfro 21 April 2000 (2000-04-21)
11 "Inner Child" Ken Girotti Grant Rosenberg 28 April 2000 (2000-04-28)
12 "Glitch" Mike Rohl Michael Burman and Ron Greenstein 5 May 2000 (2000-05-05)
13 "Decompression" Jorge Montesi Brad Wright, James Crocker 30 June 2000 (2000-06-30)
14 "Abaddon" Steve Anker A L Katz, Scott Nimerfro 7 July 2000 (2000-07-07)
15 "The Grid" Charles Winkler Duncan Kennedy 14 July 2000 (2000-07-14)
16 "Revival" Michael Robison Chris Ruppenthal (story), Mark Stern (teleplay) 21 July 2000 (2000-07-21)
17 "Gettysburg" Mario Azzopardi Sam Egan 28 July 2000 (2000-07-28)
18 "Something About Harry" Brent-Karl Clackson Grant Rosenberg 4 August 2000 (2000-08-04)
19 "Zig Zag" James Head A L Katz, Nora O'Brien 11 August 2000 (2000-08-11)
20 "Nest" Scott Peters Scott Peters 18 August 2000 (2000-08-18)
21 "Final Appeal, Part 1" Jimmy Kaufman Sam Egan 3 September 2000 (2000-09-03)
22 "Final Appeal, Part 2" Jimmy Kaufman Sam Egan 3 September 2000 (2000-09-03)

Season 7 (2001–2002)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Family Values" Mike Rohl James Crocker 16 March 2001 (2001-03-16)
2 "Patient Zero" Mario Azzopardi James Crocker 23 March 2001 (2001-03-23)
3 "A New Life" Mario Azzopardi Mark Stern 30 March 2001 (2001-03-30)
4 "The Surrogate" Ken Girotti A L Katz 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
5 "The Vessel" Jimmy Kaufman Sam Egan 13 April 2001 (2001-04-13)
6 "Mona Lisa" Brad Turner John Schulian 20 April 2001 (2001-04-20)
7 "Replica" Brad Turner Sam Egan 27 April 2001 (2001-04-27)
8 "Think Like a Dinosaur" Jorge Montesi James Patrick Kelly, Mark Stern 15 June 2001 (2001-06-15)
9 "Alien Shop" Peter DeLuise Pen Densham, Nora O'Brien 22 June 2001 (2001-06-22)
10 "Worlds Within" Brian Giddens Michael Sloan 29 June 2001 (2001-06-29)
11 "In the Blood" Jorge Montesi Alan Brennert 6 July 2001 (2001-07-06)
12 "Flower Child" Brad Turner Jeffrey Hirschfield 21 July 2001 (2001-07-21)
13 "Free Spirit" Brad Turner Danny McBride 28 July 2001 (2001-07-28)
14 "Mindreacher" Brad Turner Naomi Janzen 4 August 2001 (2001-08-04)
15 "Time to Time" James Head Sam Egan 11 August 2001 (2001-08-11)
16 "Abduction" Mario Azzopardi James Crocker 18 August 2001 (2001-08-18)
17 "Rule of Law" Mike Rohl Tracy Tormé, John-Michael Maas 25 August 2001 (2001-08-25)
18 "Lion's Den" Matt Hastings Matt Hastings 8 September 2001 (2001-09-08)
19 "The Tipping Point" Brent Clackson Jim Crocker 15 September 2001 (2001-09-15)
20 "Dark Child" Steve Anker Michael Sloan 4 January 2002 (2002-01-04)
21 "The Human Factor" Steve Aspis and Robert Habros Grady Hall and A.E. van Vogt (story) 11 January 2002 (2002-01-11)
22 "Human Trials" Brad Turner Grady Hall and Brian Nohr 18 January 2002 (2002-01-18)