Commentary: Trek Stars 56: God Bless Sumerica / by Trek fm

Ellison, Part 3: Demon with a Glass Hand.

In 1964, Harlan Ellison won the Writer’s Guild of America Award for his second entry into The Outer Limits, “Demon with a Glass Hand.” The episode tells the story of a man with a computer hand who is humanity’s last hope in an intergalactic war. This week, Max and Mike are joined by Tysto of to look at “Demon with a Glass Hand.”  We discuss why it is so acclaimed, how it is part of a much larger story, and how it might have tied into Babylon 5. We also talk about how awesome The Sci-Fi Buzz was.


Running Time: 38 minutes 20 seconds


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel





Show Notes

Check out Tysto’s audio commentaries at



Demon with a Glass Hand
The Episode’s Influence
The Earth-Kyba War
The Bradbury Building
Final Thoughts


Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime DirectiveFederation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone.

As a listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time! Just go to and sign up today.

More recent episodes of Commentary: Trek Stars…