The Film Score Freak recognizes The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown & Jo Gabriel’s Mistress of Time

The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown

Season One episode 32 Air date May 4th 1964

Directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Joseph Stefano

Two women decide the only way out of an abusive relationship with a sadistic blackmailer is to poison him. In the midst of fleeing, they come upon an isolated house with an odd old caretaker, and a solitary young man who dabbles with clocks, time travel and raising the dead.

The dreamy David McCallum plays Tone Hobart, the man who can tinker with time, space and soul revival. Vera Miles plays the self assured Kasha, Barbara Rush is the slightly neurotic Leonora, Cedric Hardwicke is Colus, the stoic man servant and Scott Marlowe is the fiendish Andre. From one of the truly timeless series, with the advent of a social consciousness, The Outer Limits, is one of my favorite television series of all time!

As I’ve been known to write about Boris Karloff’s Thriller, I do plan on covering a few of my most treasured episodes in depth and certainly with my usual long winded overview and images of the original The Outer Limits!

For now… I couldn’t resist adding my musical voice to a ‘moment in time’ of one of the most poetic and haunting stories in the series. Here are edited scenes from The Forms of Things Unknown mashed up with my song ‘The Mistress of Time’ off my album The Amber Sessions.

These are several stills and a link to a terrific website that covered this episode really well! I acknowledge the use of their fabulous photographs from the show. You can read more of what they wrote about the episode here: THE HAUNTED CLOSET

Eternally Yours – Jo Gabriel – MonsterGirl

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