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Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment

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Science Fiction & Fantasy TV show
1 review about Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment

Strong candidate for the most boring hour of television that I have ever seen

  • Aug 2, 2009
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This episode is a strong candidate for the most boring hour of television that I have ever seen. Carroll O'Connor is an agent from Mars that is posing as a clerk in a pawnshop and Barry Morse is another agent of higher rank that arrives to study the human act of murder. Using a device that allows for events to be replayed at various speeds, they witness, re-witness and analyze a murder. Grace Lee Whitney plays a jilted woman that shoots a man in the lobby of a hotel.
Therefore, the episode consists of several replays of the shooting with the Morse character constantly trying to delve deeper into the reasons for the event. This becomes dull very quickly. Furthermore, the gadgets emit a lot of noises, whines and white pulses of light that are annoying. At the end, the events are altered so that the bullet is not fatal and the man and woman kiss and make up, where the man even asks her to marry him. Which is an odd reaction to having just missed being kissed by a bullet.
The only high point is Carroll O'Connor as the agent/shopkeeper. With a bowtie, sweater and soft demeanor, he played the part perfectly. Unfortunately, other than this, there is nothing to recommend this clunker.

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Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)

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