"Fun and Games" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 30 March, 1964, during the first season.
There was a moment in time when those who were brilliant and powerful also were playful, and when they took recess from their exhausting and magnificent strides toward glory, they replenished their darker passions with fun and games. On the planet Earth, such games have been civilized, and drained of all but their last few drops of blood...
Mike Benson and Laura Hanley, each emotionally wounded by life, are offered a chance for redemption, of a sort. They can save Earth from being destroyed -- cataclysmically over a period of several years -- for the entertainment of a jaded extraterrestrial audience, but only if they will provide alternative entertainment by battling to the death two primitive aliens, who are likewise fighting to save their own distant world.