The story is about a man who meets a woman in his apartment. The apartment is very cold as are his hands. There is the constant sound of machinery running the back ground.

So long as the refrigeration equipment runs is stays alive.

During the course of the episode the machine stops.

This was an early sixties show.

Any ideas out there?


  • What kind of show? TV? – user14111 Jun 30 '16 at 5:45
  • Can you remember how the refrigeration equipment was linked to his immortality? – Adamant Jun 30 '16 at 6:08
  • Sounds like an episode of the original Outer Limits, at first glance. – Praxis Jun 30 '16 at 6:14

This sounded sufficiently similar to 'Cool Air' by HP Lovecraft for me to check if it had been adapted for television around the period you identified. It has.

"Cool Air" has been adapted for [...] television [...] as a 1971 episode of Night Gallery directed by Jeannot Szwarc with a teleplay by Rod Serling (where the narrator was changed to the daughter of a MIT colleague of Muñoz's, in order to accommodate a romantic plot for the story).

Could this be it?

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