Demon with a Glass Hand
Season 2, Episode 5
Air date October 17, 1964
Written by Harlan Ellison
Directed by Byron Haskin
Episode guide
Expanding Human
Cry of Silence

Demon with a Glass Hand is the 37th episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It aired on October 17, 1964, during the second season.


Opening narrationEdit

"Through all the legends of ancient peoples—Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian, Semetic—runs the saga of the Eternal Man, the one who never dies, called by various names in various times, but historically known as Gilgamesh, the one who has never tasted death... the hero who strides through the centuries..."


Closing narrationEdit

"Like the Eternal Man of Babylonian legend, like Gilgamesh, one thousand plus two hundred years stretches before Trent. Without love. Without friendship. Alone; neither man nor machine, Waiting. Waiting for the day he will be called to free the humans who gave him mobility. Movement, but not life."



Cinematographer - Kenneth Peach