"The Man with the Power" is the fourth episode of the original The Outer Limits television series. It aired on 7 October 1963, during the first season.

Opening narration


An unassuming university professor, Harold Finley (Donald Pleasence), develops a device that, implanted in the brain, gives the user telekinetic powers. Although disregarded as a milquetoast by his wife and coworkers, the teacher impresses the U.S. space agency. But as the experiments with him go on, he learns that his subconscious has been using the power to take revenge on those who have dismissed or demeaned him. Discovering that his invention is to be implanted in the brain of an ambitious astronaut with questionable motives, the teacher becomes determined to stop the operation.

Closing narration



Cinematographer - Conrad Hall

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