Can you ID this episode from my vague childhood memories?

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  1. Doug Otte

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    In the 60s, I remember seeing a show from an anthology series. It involved a small, insular town. The people gradually discovered they couldn't leave the borders of the town. At the end, it was discovered that the entire town had been lifted from earth by aliens & placed on another planet. The purpose was either to perform an experiment, or seed a new planet; I can't remember which.

    I have the 1st season of the Outer Limits, and it's not there. I read the descriptions of the 2nd season, and it doesn't seem to be there either. Was it possibly a Twilight Zone episode?

    Thanks.
    Doug
     
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    Its a zone episode...i think its The Monsters are due on Maple Street.
     
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    That sounds like the "Feasibility Study" episode of The Outer Limits, but that's a first season episode.
     
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    It's from The Outer Limits. The episode is called A Feasability Study and it's on Set 1, Disc 4. Look again.
     
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    Thanks, all. I don't know how I missed it when reading the descriptions in the box. I'll look forward to that one (am working through disc 4 now).

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    I had to watch Feasibility Study last night. I had forgotten a great deal of it. It was a very eerie episode. Interesting that religion had a prominent and positive viewpoint here. I don't remember any other OL episodes in which religion was even mentioned. Nice to see David Opatoshu. The only other thing I remember him from is the ST episode "A Taste of Armageddon."

    It's too bad the picture and sound quality of this particular episode were so poor. I've noticed that w/ a few of the season 1 episodes, but the majority of them are pretty good.

    Doug
     
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    Ok, now can anyone place this episode of TwiZone/ Outer Limits/ other:

    A man strikes a deal for escape with the coroner of the prison. The arrangement is that when the bell rings, someone has died and the escapee is to climb in the casket with the corpse, and will be dug up once the body is buried outside the prison. The plan fails because the coroner is the one who died.
     
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    That last post sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock episode called "Final Escape". Hitchcock had the most wicked endings. A little slow building up, but the payoffs at the end were worth it.
     
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    Yeah, that episode, "Final Escape", is definitely from HITCHCOCK, specifically from the 1964 season of THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, although I think they also remade it for the 1980s ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS series.

    Full info on the original via this link:

    http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet...5/epid-135501/
     

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