The Outer Limits Episode Guide

Episode Guide

The Outer Limits: Season 7 (2001 - 2002)

The Outer Limits: Season 6 (2000 - 2007)

  • Season 6 Episode 22: Final Appeal : Part Two

    Part two of two. As the trial nears its conclusion, a sinister figure appears in the courtroom demanding to be heard - with an advanced form of bomb strapped to his chest. With Charlton Heston, Amanda Plummer and Wallace Langham

  • Season 6 Episode 21: Final Appeal : Part One

    Part one of two. A time traveller provokes a showdown in the land's highest court after being sentenced to death. Her crime was to violate laws banning the use of advanced technology - which were passed as a result of a nuclear holocaust that occurred 20 years earlier. Charlton Heston and Amanda Plummer star

  • Season 6 Episode 20: The Nest

    An Arctic research laboratory is the scene of an infestation, which transmits a strange form of illness leading to psychosis in human beings. Two former friends work together to stop the disease from spreading - but must resolve old childhood traumas before their mission can be completed. Starring Robert Sean Leonard and Martin Cummins

  • Season 6 Episode 19: Zig Zag

    After his team are wiped out, the surviving member of a terrorist outfit tries to negotiate with the head of a futuristic government department, while threatening to blow up the world's hi-tech computers. Frank Whaley and Leslie Hope star

  • Season 6 Episode 18: Something About Harry

    A man becomes suspicious of his mother's tenant when people begin disappearing from town, and makes a disturbing discovery after planting a listening device in the newcomer's room

  • Season 6 Episode 17: Gettysburg

    Two men at a re-enactment of the American Civil War are transported to the site of the infamously bloody Battle of Gettysburg. They are tempted to join in the conflict and alter the course of history - but their mission soon turns far darker than they expected. Starring Joshua Leonard and Meat Loaf

  • Season 6 Episode 16: Revival

    A crooked faith healer agrees to act as tutor to a man who appears to have genuinely mysterious powers - but is in fact an alien, planning to utilise people's religious beliefs to aid his species' colonisation of Earth. Starring Margot Kidder and Gary Busey

  • Season 6 Episode 15: The Grid

    A man is summoned to a small-town community, where he finds his brother dead and his wife charged with the murder. Further investigations suggest a strange computing project in the area could hold the answers. With DB Sweeney and Brent Stait

  • Season 6 Episode 14: Abbadon

    A salvage crew pick up a pod adrift in space - and find it's carrying the frozen body of a militia leader, supposedly executed 150 years earlier for causing the deaths of a million people. As the newcomer explains his life history, things turn nasty when a systems technician is found murdered. With Keith David and Corbin Bernsen

  • Season 6 Episode 13: Decompression

    A Presidential candidate is contacted by a mysterious stranger, who claims she has returned from the future to give him a dire warning - but to save his own skin, he must risk the lives of dozens of innocent people. Starring Bruce Boxleitner and CCH Pounder

  • Season 6 Episode 12: Glitch

    An intelligent android is contacted by a hologram of its inventor, who died several years previously. He encourages the automaton to make a bid for freedom - but the powers that be are eager to get their billion-dollar man back, whatever the cost. Starring Tate Donovan, Victor Garber and Jack Klugman

  • Season 6 Episode 11: Inner Child

    A woman momentarily dies on the operating table during surgery. While recovering, she discovers her personality has changed - and learns her own Siamese twin was absorbed into her body many years before. Laura Leighton stars

  • Season 6 Episode 10: Down to Earth

    A mysterious stranger arrives at a UFO convention, bearing what he claims is a fragment from an alien spaceship - but the peaceful conference turns nasty when the newcomer is found dead, and a government cover-up appears to be in operation. Mackenzie Phillips and Colin Mochrie star

  • Season 6 Episode 9: Stasis

    In a world of the future, a pair of workers in a totalitarian society fall in love - even though they've only ever seen holographic versions of each other. Their passion coincides with the formation of a ruthless plan by the ruling elite, which could spell the end of the world as they know it. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Kristin Lehman

  • Season 6 Episode 8: Simon Says

    A scientist attempts to create an artificial version of his dead son, using parts stolen from his workplace. His niece tries to help him with his quest, despite misgivings - but all hell breaks loose when he asks her to babysit. Joel Grey stars

  • Season 6 Episode 7: Seeds of Destruction

    A veterinarian blames a new breed of genetically engineered corn for an outbreak of tumours in a small farming town - but both her husband and her lover seem unable to believe their product is dangerous

  • Season 6 Episode 6: The Beholder

    A blind man undergoes an operation to restore his sight - but when his bandages are removed, he is able to see an alien woman, who's invisible to all other human beings and is desperate to return to her home planet

  • Season 6 Episode 5: Breaking Point

    A scientist takes a trip into the future in a prototype time machine, and discovers his wife lying in a pool of blood. Resolving to prevent her death, he travels back in time - but is plagued by the notion that he may turn out to be her murderer. Rick Roberts and Laurie Holden star

  • Season 6 Episode 4: Manifest Destiny

    A distress signal is sent from an interplanetary battleship, but appears strangely devoid of life to rescuers - who soon find themselves showing signs of madness

  • Season 6 Episode 3: Skin Deep

    A socially inept man is given an image-changing device that allows him to take on the appearance of one of his more attractive co-workers : but he soon finds his colleague's life more enjoyable than his own, with murderous consequences. Starring Antonio Sabato Jnr and Adam Goldberg

  • Season 6 Episode 2: The Gun

    An ex-convict buys a handgun from a mysterious stranger, but after using it for the first time, he is shocked when the weapon begins to attach itself to his body. He flees into the woods, having quickly aroused the wrath of a small town. Stacy Keach and John de Lancie star

  • Season 6 Episode 1: Judgement Day

    A convicted murderer becomes the subject of a futuristic game show, in which the victim's sister is allowed to hunt him down and exact a brutal form of revenge. However, he insists he's innocent of the crime, and desperately tries to prove he was framed. Molly Ringwald and Ian Tracey star

The Outer Limits: Season 5 (1999)

  • Season 5 Episode 22: Better Luck Next Time

    A detective investigates which one of two unusual suspects has committed a series of murders, and whether they are even human.

  • Season 5 Episode 21: The Star Crossed

    In the aftermath of a brutal alien invasion, a freedom fighter calls on the help of a cynical cafe owner to help her commandeer a valuable extraterrestrial vehicle. But it takes more than money to buy the businessman's support. Nathan Fillion and Natasha Vasiluk star in a futuristic take on Casablanca

  • Season 5 Episode 20: Fathers and Sons

    A boy attempts to rescue his grandfather from a rest home where a doctor is conducting bizarre experiments on the brains of his patients

  • Season 5 Episode 19: Stranded

    Neglected by his father, a boy (Adam Hann-Byrd) finds comfort with an alien whose spaceship crash-lands on Earth. With Chris Potter, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Linda Boyd.

  • Season 5 Episode 18: Essence of Life

    In a world of the future, a doctor illegally creates a substance giving people the ability to reunite with deceased loved ones. An agent is assigned to track him down - but succumbs to the temptation of seeing his late wife one more time. Starring Daniel Baldwin and Daphne Zuniga

  • Season 5 Episode 17: The Inheritors

    Three people are killed by a meteorite, only to come back to life as geniuses : but wonder what to do with their unexpected gifts. Supernatural drama, starring Nicholas Lea

  • Season 5 Episode 16: Deja Vu

    A scientist finds himself caught in a time loop while experimenting with dimensional portals. Sci-fi adventure, with Kevin Nealon

  • Season 5 Episode 15: The Haven

    A hi-tech building malfunctions, forcing its unfortunate tenants to band together in the hope of gaining freedom from their impromptu incarceration

  • Season 5 Episode 14: Descent

    After injecting himself with primitive DNA, a mild-mannered professor becomes bold and powerful. With Leland Orser, Jenny Levine and Greg Thirloway.

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Summit

    Negotiators for Earth and Gregocia, a planet inhabited by a genetically engineered race, try to build trust after a summit goes wrong.

  • Season 5 Episode 12: The Tribunal

    A concentration camp survivor (Saul Rubinek) relies on a time traveler to bring a Nazi war criminal to justice. With Alex Daikun and Lindsay Crouse.

  • Season 5 Episode 11: Ripper

    A Victorian doctor attempts to capture the alien responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders : before the creature frames him for the crimes. Starring Cary Elwes

  • Season 5 Episode 10: The Shroud

    A religious order secretly implant an embryo created with DNA from the Turin Shroud into an unsuspecting young woman. Samantha Mathis stars

  • Season 5 Episode 9: What Will the Neighbours Think?

    A woman discovers she can read her neighbours' minds and is privy to their every thought. However, chaos soon ensues despite her best efforts to use her new talent for good

  • Season 5 Episode 8: Blank Slate

    A doctor struggles to regain stolen memories while being hounded by shadowy figures. Directed by Lou Diamond Phillips

  • Season 5 Episode 7: Human Operators

    A man rises up against the all-controlling Artificial Intelligence module

  • Season 5 Episode 6: Joyride

    An ageing astronaut tries to reach the point in space where his life started to go wrong

  • Season 5 Episode 5: The Other Side

    A doctor specialising in brain damage appears to have made a breakthrough when he discovers that two comatose patients are apparently communicating - and grows obsessed with the idea of joining them. Starring Ralph Macchio and Susannah Hoffman

  • Season 5 Episode 4: The Grell

    A government official changes his views on slavery when he, his family and his slaves are shot down over rebel territory. Starring Ted Shackelford and Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis

  • Season 5 Episode 3: Small Friends

    Inmates blackmail a brilliant inventor jailed for murder to get his secret invention. With Ralph Waite and Roddy Piper.

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Donor

    Two doctors perfect a revolutionary transplant procedure in which a patient's entire body is replaced. But the first person to receive the operation is disturbed by shocking visions of a murder - and also experiences feelings of love for a woman he's never even met. Robert Hays and Thomas Cavanagh star

  • Season 5 Episode 1: The Alien Radio

    A sceptic is forced to question his beliefs when he comes face to face with alien life forms

The Outer Limits: Season 4 (1997 - 1999)

  • Season 4 Episode 26: In Our Own Image

    A prototype of an android begins to show disturbing glitches and ends up completely malfunctioning

  • Season 4 Episode 25: Black Box

    An Army officer returns to civilian life, only to be haunted by horrifying flashbacks, and suspects he is being stalked by a mysterious commando

  • Season 4 Episode 24: Phobos Rising

    Two Martian colonies living under an uneasy truce become aware of an imminent war when suspicion and mistrust take hold. Adam Baldwin stars

  • Season 4 Episode 23: Origin of the Species

    A doctor and his students take part in an alien experiment : but soon begin to question the motives behind it

  • Season 4 Episode 22: Balance of Nature

    A doctor discovers a way of reversing the ageing process and preventing disease : but is he doing the right thing? Drama, starring Maurice Godin and Barbara Rush

  • Season 4 Episode 21: Promised Land

    A handful of humans left on Earth battle for survival against a race of aliens. René Auberjonois stars

  • Season 4 Episode 20: Nightmare

    A group of astronauts face a deadly endurance test when they are taken prisoner on an alien planet

  • Season 4 Episode 19: Sarcophagus

    Archaeologists uncover an alien cocoon : but face a crisis of conscience over whether to leave their find alone or exploit their discovery for money. Robert Picardo stars

  • Season 4 Episode 18: Monster

    A CIA experiment goes wrong when telekinetic powers produce unexpected side-effects

  • Season 4 Episode 17: Lithia

    In a future world populated by women, a cryogenically frozen man is brought back to life. Sci-fi drama, starring Julie Harris, David Keith and Claire Rankin

  • Season 4 Episode 16: Final Exam

    A college student blackmails the government with a cold-fusion bomb.

  • Season 4 Episode 15: Mary 25

    An inventor creates a robotic nanny to help with the chores, but things go wrong when he tests it on his family

  • Season 4 Episode 14: To Tell the Truth

    A discredited scientist urges the evacuation of the colony on Janus Five after it is discovered that a star emitting radiation is heading for the planet. However, the community's leader is not convinced and suggests his judgement is clouded following the death of his wife. Sci-fi drama, starring Gregory Harrison

  • Season 4 Episode 13: The Joining

    The sole survivor of a tragic accident on Venus returns to Earth where he's reunited with his loved ones : but it soon becomes clear he's undergoing a bizarre transformation. Sci-fi adventure, starring C Thomas Howell and Amanda Tapping

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Fear Itself

    A man is haunted by his sister's death, which he caused 21 years earlier. Sci-fi drama starring Ayre Gross and Benjamin Ratner

  • Season 4 Episode 11: Vaccine

    Three months after a doomsday cult unleashed a deadly genetically engineered virus, a soldier appears carrying a vaccine : but which survivor will be the lucky recipient? Sci-fi drama, starring Maria Conchita Alonso

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Identity Crisis

    A soldier's mind becomes trapped in an android body when a top-secret government experiment goes awry. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips

  • Season 4 Episode 9: Glyphic

    A health worker visits a remote coastal town that seems to have been trapped in time since a mysterious epidemic killed off all its children 12 years ago. Sci-fi drama, starring Peter Fleming and Rachel Leigh Cook

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Rite of Passage

    Two humans (James Marsden, Emmanuelle Vaugier) wonder if their 'mother' is a monstrosity or a savior.

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Josh

    A reporter in the company of military officers comes into contact with a higher, and possibly alien, power.

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Relativity Theory

    A biologist discovers a new alien race, but loses command of her ship when the crew mutiny. Sci-fi drama, starring Melissa Gilbert, Gary Cole and Tracey Scoggins

  • Season 4 Episode 5: In the Zone

    An athlete is forced to make a cruel decision : should he sacrifice his love for his wife in return for one last moment of glory?

  • Season 4 Episode 4: In Another Life

    A suicidal man hunts a version of himself in a parallel universe. Starring Mitchell Laurence and Matthew Laurence

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Hearts and Minds

    A squad of soldiers on a distant world take mind-altering drugs to defend themselves against alien attacks

  • Season 4 Episode 2: The Hunt

    Sportsmen turn to tracking down obsolete androids after a ban is placed on hunting : but their robotic quarry are less than pleased about being pursued. Doug Savant stars

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Criminal Nature

    A detective tries to prevent genetically enhanced children wreaking havoc in his city : but he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Gary Cole stars

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

The Outer Limits: Special (1996 - 1997)

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  • Season Premiere Special

    A mysterious gun holds the key to a string of murders in 'A Stitch in Time'; androids clone a human in 'Resurrection.'

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