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The Outer Limits
  • Ep: 23
  • A Stitch in Time
  • Opening Control Voice: We all struggle to define ourselves; to live our lives with some sense of balance, with one foot in the past, and the other reaching... for an uncertain future.

  • Starring: Amanda Plummer (Dr. Theresa Givens), Andrew Airlie (FBI Agent Corey), Michelle Forbes (FBI Agent Jamie Pratt)
  • Featuring: Brian Arnold (Newscaster), Samuel Khouth (Jerome Horowitz), Adrian Hughes (Warren), Kendall Cross (Allison), Corrie Clark (Young Theresa Givens), William McDonald (Mugger), Brent Id Sheppard (FBI Agent #1), Rob Morton (FBI Agent #2), David Longworth (Robert Beck), Gary Jones (Duncan), Sharon Holownia-Alexander (Angry Woman), Mar Andersons (Student)
  • Written By: Steven Barnes
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: Our yesterdays are like a string of pearls -- unbroken -- unchanging. But if we could change our past, would that also change who we are?
  • Ep: 24
  • Resurrection
  • Opening Control Voice: We have always been fascinated with the prospect of renewal. Built into the very fabric of our self-conscious is the desire for resurrection, a rebirth of body and soul... a second chance.

  • Starring: Heather Graham (Alicia), Nick Mancuso (Martin), Patrick Keating (GX-17)
  • And: Dana Ashbrook (Cain)
  • Featuring: Ken Kirzinger (Moloch), Brad Loree (Patrol Android), Fawnia Louise Mondey (New Human)
  • Written By: Chris Brancato
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: We live. We die. We live again. If we accept the tenuous fragility of our planet and ourselves perhaps we can avoid the necessity of rebirth in the distant future. Perhaps we can begin the second dawning of humankind... today.
  • Ep: 25
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Opening Control Voice: What will become of us when we take a hand in our own creation? In trying to create the new man, will we condemn the old?

  • Starring: Alan Ruck (Howard Sharp), Catherine Mary Stewart (Joanne Sharp)
  • Guest Stars: Mary Elizabeth Rubens (Fran Blake), Harrison Robert Coe (John Arkelian), Andrew Wheeler (Tony Blake), Ryan Slater (Timmy Blake)
  • Featuring: Pat Bermel (Dr. Reid), Branden McAfee (Pete), Roger Barnes (Tyler), Catherine Swing (Nurse), Sean Campbell (Police Officer), Mitchell Kosterman (Police Officer), Candice Connelly (Mother), Desiree Nicholson (Little Girl)
  • Written By: Eric A. Morris
  • Directed By: Joseph L. Scanlan

  • Closing Control Voice: What are children but an extension of our own selves... a reflection of who we are and what we want to become.
  • Ep: 26
  • I Hear You Calling
  • Opening Control Voice: The search for truth is a noble venture. But what happens when that search becomes so obsessive that we no longer find truth but instead... create it?

  • Starring: Ally Sheedy (Carter Jones), Michael Sarrazin (Man with Violet Eyes), Ken Pogue (Mr. Jones), John Tench (Toby Collins), Jon Cuthbert (Detective), Ken Camroux (George Fallson)
  • Special Appearance By: Susan Hogan (Phoebe Collins)
  • Featuring: Jano Frandsen (Taylor), Eric Keenleyside (Peters), Russell Ferrier (Detective), Alan Peterson (Motel Manager), Francesco Ferrucci (Receptionist)
  • Based on a Short Story By: Catherine Weber
  • Teleplay By: Scott Shepherd
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: Nothing happens by chance. Life has a design all its own. For one person's sacrifice can be another's... salvation.
  • Ep: 27
  • Mind Over Matter
  • Opening Control Voice: Man has taught computers to perform complex calculations, to control a factory or to launch a spaceship. But can we teach computers to enjoy the beauty of a rose, the sound of a symphony... or the love of another human being.

  • Starring: Debrah Farentino (Dr. Rachael Carter), Scott Hylands (Dr. Howard Sarrazin), Noah Heney (Jim Kendal)
  • Guest Star: Natsuko Ohama (Dr. Stephanie Codada)
  • Special Cameo Appearance By: Peter Breck (Kendal's Father)
  • And: Mark Hamill (Dr. Sam Stein)
  • Featuring: Sara Jane Redmond (Kendal's Girlfriend)
  • Written By: Jonathan Glassner
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

  • Closing Control Voice: As we become ever dependent on technology we may find that a walk down the road paved in circuitry leads us on a path... of no return.
  • Ep: 28
  • Beyond the Veil
  • Opening Control Voice: We do not know or fully comprehend what exists in the reaches past our world. Should we be so quick to dismiss the voices of those who say they've been... beyond the veil?

  • Starring: Michael O'Keefe (Eddie Wexler), Finn Carter (Courtney)
  • Guest Stars: Nathaniel Deveaux (Don Hathaway), Alex Diakun (Quasga)
  • And: Stephen McHattie (Dr. Sherrick)
  • Featuring: Brian McGugan (Paramedic #1), Ingrid Tesch (Paramedic #2), Wren Robertz (Orderly), Bill Finck (Herman Fitch), Janyse Jaud (Woman on Suicide Helpline), Danny Wattley (Orderly #2), Paul Isaacson (Orderly #3), Bob Wilde (Lab Tech)
  • Written By: Chris Brancato
  • Directed By: Allan Eastman

  • Closing Control Voice: It is said that madmen and fools are the children of God and yet we seek to confine these children to the outer reaches of society, shut away and ignored. Is it possible that what we dismiss as their mad ravings may, in fact, be... the wisdom of prophets?
  • Ep: 29
  • First Anniversary
  • Opening Control Voice: When we look in a mirror we see a reflection of ourselves. But how much more powerful than this is the reflection we see in the eyes of another? Especially in the eyes of one we hold to be more beautiful than ourselves.

  • Starring: Matt Frewer (Norman Glass), Jane Heitmeyer (Barbara), Clint Howard (Dennis), Steve Bacic (Roy), Michelle Johnson (Ady Sutton)
  • Featuring: Paul McLean (Dr. Phillips), Gillian Carfra (Angie), Garvin Cross (Ralph Sutton), Angela Moore (African American Woman), Morgan Lee Fae (Stacy), Kathrin Nicholson (Ady #1)
  • Based on a Short Story By: Richard Matheson, Sr.
  • Teleplay By: Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

  • Closing Control Voice: We all wear masks, illusions of what we want the world to see. But when we hide our true selves from those we love... what price do we pay for that deception?
  • Ep: 30
  • Straight and Narrow
  • Opening Control Voice: In our relentless pursuit of career and worldly possessions, is it we who pay the highest price... or is it our children?

  • Starring: Ryan Phillippe (Rusty Dobson)
  • Guest Stars: Tom Butler (Dr. Werner), Jonathan Scarfe (Charlie Walters), Kavan Smith (Harrison Taylor)
  • And: Peter Donat (Principal Kern)
  • Featuring: Jane McDougall (Marianne Dobson), Peter Yunker (Instructor), Tygh Runyan (James Scardale), Jabin Litwiniec (Student #1), Austin Basille (Student #2), Arnie Walters (Committee Member), Paul Hubbard (Officer Scovil), Steve Makaj (Officer Brown), Campbell Lane (Roland Baker), Kevin Hansen (Young Man)
  • Written By: Joel Metzger
  • Directed By: Joseph L. Scanlan

  • Closing Control Voice: It's said the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It is with these same good intentions that we blindly place our trust in those with power, the architects of our future and all too often, the manipulators of our ultimate fate.
  • Ep: 31
  • Trial by Fire
  • Opening Control Voice: Is man the center of the universe, made in the image of his god, or is mankind merely the temporary occupant of an insignificant world -- about to be extinguished?

  • Starring: Robert Foxworth (President Charles Halsey), Ian Tracey (Mr. Tarkman), Lawrence Dane (General Covington), Teryl Rothery (Janet Brevson), Dale Wilson (NORAD General)
  • And: Diana Scarwid (Elizabeth Halsey)
  • Featuring: Claire Riley (News Anchor), David Bloom (Expert), Bruce Harwood (Dr. Norris), Jason Gray-Stanford (Airman), Scott McNeil (Astronaut), Sudsy Ewan Clark (Congressman)
  • Written By: Brad Wright
  • Directed By: Jonathan Glassner

  • Closing Control Voice: To those who would fail to heed their own words, be warned -- you never know who's listening.
  • Ep: 32
  • Worlds Apart
  • Opening Control Voice: As technology evolves, the means to communicate with each other become increasingly sophisticated. But will these means ever be sufficient to bridge the gaps between us... or will they only serve to pull us further apart?

  • Starring: Bonnie Bedelia (Nancy MacDonald), Robert Ito (Colonel Raymond), Michael MacRae (Greg Tilman), Chad Willett (Christopher Lindy), Donnelly Rhodes (Senator O'Reilly)
  • Featuring: Alison Matthews (Karen Dunn), Robert Lewis (Commander Guy LeClerc), Colin Cunningham (Professor Ernst), Jan Bailey Mattia (Susan)
  • Written By: Chris Dickie
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

  • Closing Control Voice: The distances between us, so vast and so close, are so easily bridged. Not by what we make... but by what we feel.
  • Ep: 33
  • The Refuge
  • Opening Control Voice: A safe place, warm and quiet. A place to rest and recover. When all is said and done, isn't that what we all want? A safe place in someone's home... or someone's heart.

  • Starring: James Wilder (Raymond Dalton), Jessica Steen (Gina Beaumont), David McNally (Thomas Valle), Deb Podowski (Justine Valle), Lisa Melilli (Debi Richardson), Paul Jarrett (Dr. Franklin Dreiden), Lorretta Bailey (Sister Angelique)
  • And: M. Emmet Walsh (Sanford Valle)
  • Featuring: Malcolm Stewart (Joel Haas), Barry Levy (David Cohen), Warren Takeuchi (Male Med Tech), Lorraine Landry (Female Med Tech)
  • Written By: Alan Brennert
  • Directed By: Ken Girotti

  • Closing Control Voice: A poet once wrote, "In dreams begins responsibility." So too, perhaps, with love. Without dreams, without the hope of a better life, a brighter future, it is difficult for love to flourish. And without love... there are no dreams.
  • Ep: 34
  • Inconstant Moon
  • Opening Control Voice: Moonlight can drive men to madness and lovers to swoon. But this night, for one last and glorious moment, it shines bright as a grim harbinger of dawn.

  • Starring: Michael Gross (Stan Hurst), Joanna Gleason (Leslie)
  • Featuring: Jeremy Hart (Henry Walker), Tom Heaton (Crazed Man), Willian deVry (Bartender), Scott Swanson (Silver Haired Man), James Bell (Drunk Executive)
  • Based on a Short Story By: Larry Niven
  • Teleplay By: Brad Wright
  • Directed By: Joseph L. Scanlan

  • Closing Control Voice: Perhaps, how we face death is not as important as how we face life. To live each day with hope, with courage and with love... as if it were our last.
  • Ep: 35
  • From Within
  • Opening Control Voice: The Bible says, "Judge not, for ye shall be judged." If we look beyond the weaknesses of those among us we call feeble, we may find surprising power buried within.

  • Starring: Neil Patrick Harris (Howie Morrison), Christianne Hirt (Sheila Morrison), Patrick Stevenson (Jake Hart), Gabrielle Miller (Charlotte Nichols)
  • Featuring: Charles Andre (Evan), Aaron Pearl (Clark), David Fredericks (Sheriff Lewis), Dwight McFee (Bruce Johnson), Bethoe Shirkoff (Mrs. Peal)
  • Written By: Jonathan Glassner
  • Directed By: Neill Fearnley

  • Closing Control Voice: Mankind puts the strong, the athletic, the genius, on a pedestal. If we treated the less fortunate among us as equals we would see that they can also become heroes.
  • Ep: 36
  • The Heist
  • Opening Control Voice: On the long road between cradle and grave, we travel alone. It is not the blind and random circumstances of our birth which determine the quality of our journey, that is decided by the choices made along the way.

  • Starring: Costas Mandylor (Lee Taylor), Colm Feore (Major Mackie), Jasmine Guy (Captain Teri Washington), Barry Pepper (Tyson Ruddick), Katya Gardner (Bethany Wallace)
  • And: Philip Granger (Calvin Taylor)
  • Written By: Steven Barnes
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

  • Closing Control Voice: Why do we need to belong? Is it for the fellowship of others? Or is it the fear of being left... out in the cold?
  • Ep: 37
  • Afterlife
  • Opening Control Voice: When the machinations of fear collide with man's inventive genius, the result can be both irreversible and terrifying.

  • Starring: Clancy Brown (Sergeant Linden Stiles), Barbara Garrick (Dr. Ellen Kersaw), Duncan Fraser (General Post)
  • And: Alan Rachins (Maculhaney)
  • Featuring: Sean Allan (Priest), Robin Mossley (Doctor), Michael Andaluz (Lab Tech), Richard Leacock (Taylor), Garvin Cross (Hawkes), Terry Howson (Alien)
  • Written By: John Whelpley
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: Can the true reason we so fear the unknown be that we know ourselves too well?
  • Ep: 38
  • The Deprogrammers
  • Opening Control Voice: At what point does a human being's free will cease to exist? And if we have forfeited our free will... are we still human?

  • Starring: Brent Spiner (Trent Davis), Erich Anderson (Evan Cooper), Nicole Oliver (Jill Cooper), Sam Khouth (Akira Matsumoto)
  • Featuring: Vincent Hammond (Koltok / Megwan), Dean McKenzie (Newscaster), Adam Harrington (Puppet Show Host)
  • Written By: James Crocker
  • Directed By: Joseph L. Scanlan

  • Closing Control Voice: For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the question, "Is man able to decide his destiny through his own actions or does fate have the final say?"
  • Ep: 39
  • Paradise
  • Opening Control Voice: It is said that through our children we attain a kind of immortality, an unending chain of life in which mother and child are forever linked, carrying in turn the burden of humanity.

  • Starring: Mel Harris (Dr. Christina Markham), Geraint Wyn Davies (Sheriff Grady Markham), Timothy Webber (Deputy Jimmy Middleton), Maxine Miller (Helen), Heather Hanson (Young Helen), Betty Linde (Sylvia), Corrie Clark (Young Sylvia), Sebastian Spence (Young Gerry), April Telek (Young Lucy)
  • And: Harold Gould (Uncle Gerry)
  • Featuring: Walter Marsh (Dr. O'Keefe), A.J. Unger (Peter), Lindsay Bourne (Adminstrator), David Lewis (Deputy), Maria Louisa Figura (Virginia Masters), Crystal Cass (Alien)
  • Written By: Jonathan Walker & Chris Dickie
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: The love of man and woman, the love of a mother and child. It is only from these places that miracles can be born.
  • Ep: 40
  • The Light Brigade
  • Opening Control Voice: Warriors may be forged in the fires of battle but heroes are discovered in the most unlikely of places.

  • Starring: Robert Patrick (Major John Skokes), Graham Greene (Chief Weapons Officer), Wil Wheaton (Cadet), Adrian Hughes (Boromir)
  • Featuring: Mike Kopsa (Engineer), Adrian Holmes (Soldier), Nathaniel Deveaux (Voice of Captain)
  • Written By: Brad Wright
  • Directed By: Michael Keusch
  • Note: Sequel to "Quality of Mercy" from Season One

  • Closing Control Voice: The greatest horror of war is the fateful transformation of our children into heroes.
  • Ep: 41
  • Falling Star
  • Opening Control Voice: We are told, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. But in these times when 'celebrity' is the drug of choice, the truly famous will tell you... fifteen minutes is rarely long enough.

  • Starring: Sheena Easton (Melissa McCammon), John Pyper-Ferguson (Brian), Kristin Lehman (Janet), Sarah Strange (Rachael), Victoria Morsell (Candace)
  • And: Xander Berkeley (Terry McCammon)
  • Featuring: Peter Bryant (Geoff), Richard Lautsch (Eddie), Rick Burgess (Sam), Rod Wilson (D.J.)
  • Written By: Michael Bryant
  • Directed By: Ken Girotti

  • Closing Control Voice: In the long view of history, what difference will any of our lives make? The true measure of a life is not how many people know our names when we die... but whether we touch the lives of others.
  • Ep: 42
  • Out of Body
  • Opening Control Voice: We exist in this time and in this space. But where are we when we dream, before we are born, or after we die? What if we exist in many times and many spaces. Now... and forever.

  • Starring: Peri Gilpin (Rebecca Warfield), Victor Garber (Ben McCormick), William B. Davis (John Wymer), Joely Fisher (Amy)
  • Featuring: Alan Robertson (Dr. Minkoff), Richard Sargent (Carl Haven), Elan Ross Gibson (Woman), Stephen Tibbets (Campus Cop), Allixandria East (Nurse), Wally Dalton (Jason)
  • Written By: James Crocker
  • Directed By: Mario Azzopardi

  • Closing Control Voice: Perhaps at the end of life's journey, another begins. Two hearts, two minds, two souls... one destiny.
  • Ep: 43
  • Vanishing Act
  • Opening Control Voice: Our lives follow a long and winding path through time. But what happens if we're forced off the course of our own destiny?

  • Starring: Jon Cryer (Trevor McPhee), Dean McDermott (Ray Carter), Richard Ian Cox (Mark McPhee)
  • And: Jessica Lundy (Theresa McPhee)
  • Featuring: Eric Schneider (Dr. Golden), Brennan Kotowich (Young Mark), R. Nelson Brown (Bartender), Lenno Britos (Man in Bathroom)
  • Story By: Jonathan Walker
  • Teleplay By: Chris Dickie
  • Directed By: Jonathan Glassner

  • Closing Control Voice: Life is, at best, an uncertain path. Perhaps, we should be grateful with what we have, for even these riches may disappear along the way.
  • Ep: 44
  • The Sentence
  • Opening Control Voice: Crime and punishment... an age-old dilemma. Man has long sought a solution to societies ills. But at what point does the punishment itself... become a crime?

  • Starring: David Hyde Pierce (Dr. Jack Henson), Andrea Roth (Dana Elwin), Garwin Sanford (Senator Meade), Jan D'Arcy (Martha Adams)
  • Featuring: Doran Bell Jr. (Cory Izacks), Dave "Squatch" Ward (Giant Convict), Tamsin Kelsey (Dr. Glass), Alexander Boynton (Ex Con), J. Douglas Stewart (Watts), Crystal Verge (Hall), Judith Maxie (Judge), Robyn Driscoll (Detective), Adrien Dorval (Convict #1)
  • Written By: Melissa Rosenberg
  • Directed By: Joseph L. Scanlan

  • Closing Control Voice: Sometimes it is an easy thing for a man to cry out for retribution until he himself has walked in the footsteps... of those suffering the penalty.


Season Two
Kevin Conway ....................... Control Voice