The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

The Children of Spider County (17 Feb. 1964)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A government agent seizes young supermen, who are all originally from the same small county in Maryland. All are captured, except one; Ethan, who's facing trumped-up murder charges. Ethan's... See full summary »


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25 June 2012 | MartinHafer
| Just okay....
This episode of "The Outer Limits" stars the very prolific actor, Kent Smith as well as the less well-known Lee Kinsolving. Lee plays a young man who just doesn't fit in with society. He's not a bad guy--but is odd. And, when he's accused of murder, everyone but his girlfriend is quick to accept that he's responsible. However, he is innocent and he's about to get help from his long-absent father. Why wasn't he there? Because dad (Smith) is an alien and now he's returned to help extricate his son--and take him back to their home world. But the young man, though out of place on Earth, isn't very quick to abandon the only world he's ever known. Why? What is it that keeps him from chucking it all and seeking a galactic asylum?

Overall, this is a rather weak episode of the series. It's not bad, really, but also has few interesting twists or irony. Plus, the mask they put on Smith to make him look like an alien is particularly cheap and silly in the few scenes where people can see him as he actually appears. Fair but not a must-see episode by any standard despite good acting.

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17 February 1964



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