Season 2, Episode 14
Air date December 26, 1964
Written by Milton Krims (teleplay)
Jerry Sohl (story)
Directed by Paul Stanley
Episode guide
The Duplicate Man
The Brain of Colonel Barham

Counterweight is the 14th episode of the second season of the original The Outer Limits television show. It aired on December 26, 1964.


Opening narrationEdit

"The great unknown: Limitless heavens crowded with sparking mysteries, challenging Man's curiosity. But the heavens are not oceans. Man cannot push a boat into its currents and set sail for the next horizon. The heavens are a mystery only science can solve, as it penetrates the unknown."


Closing narrationEdit

"Panic button pressed. Passengers returned. One side always in the sunlight, the other always in darkness; the known and the unknown. Frightening to each other only when they are both unknown... and misunderstood."



Cinematographer - Kenneth Peach

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