The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
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The Mice 

An advanced civilization contacts the U.S. to test both worlds' experimental teleportation systems, by exchanging citizens. Fearing the matter transport will fail, U.S. military select a ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Crosland Jr.

Writers:

Bill S. Ballinger (teleplay by), Joseph Stefano (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Henry Silva ... Chino Rivera
Diana Sands ... Dr. Julia Harrison
Michael Higgins ... Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander
Ron Foster Ron Foster ... Dr. Robert Richardson (as Ronald Foster)
Dabney Coleman ... Dr. Williams
Francis De Sales ... Prison Warden (as Francis de Sales)
Hugh Langtry Hugh Langtry ... Chromomite
Gene Tyburn Gene Tyburn ... Goldsmith
Don Ross Don Ross ... Haddon
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Storyline

An advanced civilization contacts the U.S. to test both worlds' experimental teleportation systems, by exchanging citizens. Fearing the matter transport will fail, U.S. military select a prisoner serving a life sentence, not caring that a murderer's being set loose on Chromos, because it's 10 light years away. But will the ex-boxer escape before the exchange is completed, in the narrow window when the planets are aligned? Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The wavy line special FX used for the teleportation device is the same special FX used in "The Borderland" device for opening up a dimensional wall between Earth and the hereafter. See more »

Goofs

In the final confrontation between the creature and the guard, the guard is tossed into the transporter and the creature transports him to Chromo. In the final communication, the beings from Chromo say the project has failed and they will make no further attempt on Earth. They ask for the creature to be transported back but no mention is made of the guard who got transported. What happened to him? See more »

Quotes

Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander: We need a man who will allow us to break him up into electrical particles and transmit him into space at a speed greater than that of light. That's it simply. It's called teleportation. When he gets to where he's going, he'll be reassembled. If he survives the experience, he comes back to Earth - the same way.
Goldsmith: He gets put back together again?
Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander: Yes.
Goldsmith: The same as he was before?
Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander: Well, it's worked with inanimate objects. And it's worked with mice.
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Good Story And Acting
28 June 2014 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A prisoner is asked to be apart of a dangerous experiment.

Not really a favourite episode, in fact for several years I hated it, but a more recent screening went over a bit better as the acting and general story draw you in from beginning to end.

After 15 episodes of quality entertainment, I am sorry to say that the next two or three Limits shows leave one hell of a lot to be desired.

In fact, after watching The Mice I would even consider jumping two or three shows and going straight to the episode: The Invisibles (this one is a total knockout). From The Invisibles onwards the series continues to be very good.


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