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