Second Chance (The Outer Limits)


Second Chance (The Outer Limits)

Infobox Television episode
Title = Second Chance
Series = The Outer Limits


Caption =
Season = 1
Episode = 23
Airdate = March 2, 1964
Production = 27
Writer = Lin Dane (teleplay & story)
Lou Morheim (teleplay)
Director = Paul Stanley
Photographer = Kenneth Peach
Guests = Simon Oakland
Janet De Gore
Don Gordon
Episode list = List of "The Outer Limits" episodes
Prev =
Next = Moonstone

"Second Chance" is an episode of the original "The Outer Limits" television show. It first aired on 2 March, 1964, during the first season.

Opening narration

:"When fear is too terrible, when reality is too agonizing, we seek escape in manufactured danger, in the thrills and pleasures of pretending-in the amusement parks of our unamusing world. Here, in frantic pretending, Man finds escape and temporary peace, and goes home tired enough to sleep a short, deep sleep. But what happens here when night comes? When pretending ends, and reality begins?"

Plot

A frustrated wanderer has found a temporary job - operating a mock-up of a spaceship at a carnival. However an alien modifies the attraction into a real spaceship, and, passing himself off as a giant talking chicken, invites aboard a group of misfits each of whom is refusing to face realities in their lives. Trapped aboard the spaceship, they are offered the opportunity to colonize a planet that would other wise threaten both the alien's own planet and Earth in the near future. To succeed, however, they must overcome their own deep-seated unwillingness to face their own true natures.

Closing narration

This episode has no closing narration.

Cast

* Simon Oakland – as Empryian
* Don Gordon – as Dave Crowell
* Janet De Gore – as Mara Matthews
* John McLiam – as Arjay Beasley
* Angela Clarke – as Sueann Beasley
* Yale Summers – as Buddy Lyman
* Arnold Merritt – as Tommy "Nebs" Shadbury
* Mimsy Farmer – as Donise Ward

External links

* [http://membres.lycos.fr/tmcr/daystar/tol_s1/tol_eps23.shtml Detailed episode guide] by 'Monsieur Vincent'
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