The Outer Limits Episode Guide

Episode Guide

The Outer Limits: Season 4 (1997 - 1998)

The Outer Limits: Season 3 (1997)

The Outer Limits: Season 2 (1996)

  • Season 2 Episode 22: The Sentence

    A scientist devises a virtual prison which compresses life sentences into an equally effective punishment lasting no more than a few hours : but events begin to go horribly wrong as unforeseen side-effects plague the experiment. David Hyde Pierce stars

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Vanishing Act

    A man goes missing for 10 years after popping out to the local shops : but once finally reunited with his wife, he bizarrely disappears again. Fantasy tale, with Jon Cryer and Jessica Lundy

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Out of Body

    A husband-and-wife team of paranormal investigators risk scientific hazards and the wrath of the moral majority by researching out-of-body experiences. Eerie drama, starring Peri Gilpin, Victor Garber and Joely Fisher

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Falling Star

    Sheena Easton stars as a beleaguered singer pushed over the edge by the discovery that her husband is seeing another woman. On the verge of suicide, she encounters a mysterious messenger who informs her the future is a lot brighter than she thinks. With John Pyper-Ferguson, Sarah Strange and Peter Bryant

  • Season 2 Episode 18: The Light Brigade

    A cadet on a damaged battle cruiser is forced to learn the harsh realities of war as he prepares to defend Earth against alien invaders. Sequel to Quality of Mercy, starring Wil Wheaton and Robert Patrick

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Paradise

    Three young women age and die within hours, causing Christina and Graham Markham to look for answers. Does the disappearance of Christina's mother hold the key?

  • Season 2 Episode 16: The Deprogrammers

    A rebel leader concocts a plan for freedom on a dark future Earth that has been conquered and programmed for slavery by aliens.

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Afterlife

    An innocent man is convicted of murder and then given a dreadful choice : become the subject of a sinister experiment or face execution

  • Season 2 Episode 14: The Heist

    An embittered former Army officer helps hijack what he believes is a missile shipment, only to find the cargo is much deadlier.

  • Season 2 Episode 13: From Within

    Miners working in a small town unearth ancient worm-like parasites which attack the brains of their hosts, causing madness and a breakdown of inhibitions. Classic sci-fi drama, starring Neil Patrick Harris

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Inconstant Moon

    A professor realises his life will be over by dawn and resolves to have one last night of romance. Sci-fi caper, starring Michael Gross and Jeremy Hart

  • Season 2 Episode 11: The Refuge

    Raymond Bava begins to question reality when the people around him reverse roles and personalities after he collapses during a blizzard and wakes up in a private refuge run by Sanford Valle. Sci-fi caper, starring James Wilder

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Worlds Apart

    A presumed-dead astronaut from a doomed mission 20 years past re-establishes contact with Earth from another world.

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Trial by Fire

    Alien ships descend on Earth, forcing the US president to judge whether they have come to conquer or explore : a decision that could prove pivotal to the future of mankind

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Straight & Narrow

    A concerned mother sends her delinquent teenage son to a prestigious academy in a last-ditch attempt to put him on the straight and narrow, but the institution's impressive academic record hides a sinister secret. Drama, starring Ryan Phillippe and Peter Donat

  • Season 2 Episode 7: First Anniversary

    A blissfully happy couple celebrate their first wedding anniversary, but shortly after, the husband develops a curious sense of revulsion toward his lovely wife. Starring Matt Frewer

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Beyond the Veil

    A tormented man is driven into a sanatorium by flashbacks of his alien abduction : but begins to worry about who controls the institute

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Mind Over Matter

    A doctor (Mark Hamill) uses his revolutionary virtual-reality device to enter the mind of a comatose colleague. Also starring Debrah Farentino and Peter Breck.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: I Hear You Calling

    A persistent reporter latches onto the trail of a deadly stranger after she overhears a message on her cellular phone.

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Unnatural Selection

    A couple decide to have their unborn child genetically enhanced on the black market - but run the risk of turning the baby into a monster. They also discover a dark secret which is being kept hidden in their neighbours' basement. Alan Ruck and Catherine Mary Stewart star

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Resurrection

    Two androids (Nick Mancuso, Heather Graham) try revitalizing mankind after biological warfare eliminates all human life on Earth. With Dana Ashbrook.

  • Season 2 Episode 1: A Stitch in Time

    An FBI agent investigates a spate of murders across the country : all committed with the same gun. Amanda Plummer stars

The Outer Limits: Season 1 (1995)

  • Season 1 Episode 22: Voice of Reason

    A civilian convenes a Pentagon meeting and suggests an alien force is insidiously invading the Earth, citing the case of a Mars mission which failed due to an unidentified presence. Daniel J Travanti and Gordon Clapp star

  • Season 1 Episode 21: Birthright

    Following a press conference, Sen. Richard Adams is involved in a serious car accident and his doctor discovers he is an alien.

  • Season 1 Episode 20: If These Walls Could Talk

    A haunted house develops an appetite for a grieving mother (Alberta Watson) and a scientific researcher (Dwight Schultz).

  • Season 1 Episode 19: I, Robot

    A robot is put on trial for killing the scientist who created it. Sci-fi series, starring Leonard Nimoy, Cyndy Preston and Barbara Tyson

  • Season 1 Episode 18: The Message

    A woman who has been deaf since birth receives coded messages from aliens after having a revolutionary device implanted in her ear.

  • Season 1 Episode 17: Caught in the Act

    A chaste teenager is enveloped by an alien power and develops a voracious carnal appetite : but in her case, sex becomes a deadly weapon

  • Season 1 Episode 16: The Voyage Home

    An astronaut discovers an alien on board his ship and realises he must make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent it reaching Earth. Jay O Sanders and Michael Dorn star

  • Season 1 Episode 15: The New Breed

    A dying man begs to become the first to test microscopic robots designed to repair the body's damaged cells. Offbeat drama, starring Richard Thomas

  • Season 1 Episode 14: Quality of Mercy

    A soldier imprisoned by aliens during an intergalactic conflict resolves to escape on discovering his cellmate is the victim of a painful and hideous experiment. Spooky sci-fi yarn, starring Robert Patrick and Nicole de Boer

  • Season 1 Episode 13: The Conversion

    Aliens teach a bitter, greedy man (Frank Whaley) how to treat humanity after his release from prison. With Rebecca DeMornay, John Savage.

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Dark Matters

    A spaceship's crew are left stranded in an expanse of space where there are no planets or stars. They find an army of wrecked crafts which they suspect are inhabited by ghosts. Annette O'Toole guest stars

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Under the Bed

    A little girl's (Colleen Rennison) bizarre claim of a bogeyman is the only clue in a search for her missing brother. With Laura Bruneau, Timothy Busfield, Barbara Williams.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Corner of the Eye

    A priest who has dedicated his life to helping the homeless is horrified to witness several members of the community mysteriously changing into bizarre demon creatures. Len Cariou and Chris Sarandon star

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Living Hell

    An armed robber's 35-year-old victim learns his only chance of survival is to have an experimental chip implanted in his brain.

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Virtual Future

    A brilliant scientist alters the future to save his own life and extricate himself from a billionaire's ambitious political schemes. Josh Brolin and David Warner star

  • Season 1 Episode 7: The Choice

    A young girl displaying telekinetic abilities attracts the attention of her mysterious nanny and a suspicious government spy

  • Season 1 Episode 6: White Light Fever

    An ageing billionaire pays a brilliant cardiologist to create a new form of artificial heart as part of a research project into extending life - but after he undergoes a near-death experience, events take a sinister turn. Bruce Davison and William Hickey star

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Second Soul

    Aliens land on Earth with an unusual request - they need human corpses to use as host bodies, in an effort to propagate their dying species. However, when they start transferring computer discs and information about their mothership, a scientist's suspicions are aroused. DW Moffett stars

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Blood Brothers

    Two feuding brothers employ increasingly desperate tactics to gain control of their dead father's giant pharmaceutical company. Martin Kemp stars

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Valerie 23

    A paraplegic scientist is given a robotic female companion as a gift from his company - but she soon displays all-too-human characteristics, including anger, jealousy and hatred. Starring William Sadler and Sofia Shinas

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Sandkings : Part Two

    Part two of two. Simon's home experiments on the Sandkings begin to go awry when the family dog becomes the first victim of their violent behaviour. Beau Bridges stars

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Sandkings : Part One

    Part one of two. A scientist is involved in a government project to incubate eggs taken from Martian soil samples. Beau Bridges stars

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