Outer Limits (1990s series) Episode Guide

Season 6

Season 6 episode guide revision date: February 15, 2001

The latest version of this guide can be found at:

See the guide introduction for notes about the series. Air dates are the first showing in the U.S. on Showtime. There were four season 3 episodes, episodes #62-65, which for an unknown reason Showtime did not air then but intermixed them among the fourth season episodes so are listed in the season 3 guide.

110. Judgment Day - January 21, 2000

- 6604

Judgment Day has quickly become the hottest show on the Justice Channel and on television period. The show has turned the justice system on its ear by becoming judge, jury and executioner, allowing a murder victim's family to carry out the death sentence on live television. Today, Allison Channing will hunt down Declan McMahon, the petty criminal who killed her sister Kaitlin. However Declan insists he was framed, that security camera footage that would clear him has been altered by someone.

[viewer warnings]    MV AC
Guest Starring
    Chris Elliot    
Ian Tracey    
Nicole Oliver
Kevin McNulty    
Vincent Gale
and   Molly Ringwald    {Allison Channing}
Written by    A.L. Katz & Scott Nimerfro
Directed by    Brad Turner
Peter Kelamis    Stan Draper
Judith Maxie    Judge Peale
Louis Chirillo    Cheech
Jennifer Sterling    Detective Meacham
Colin Foo    Mr. Chow
Tony Alcantar    Director

111. The Gun - January 28, 2000

- 6602

When Matthew Logan gets out of prison after serving time for spousal abuse, his first stop is a gun show. He buys a strange handgun from a mysterious stranger and uses it to shoot his wife. The gun attaches itself to Logan's hand and arm, beginning a process which will transform his body.

[viewer warnings]    GV AC
Guest Starring
    Stacey Keach    {Cord Vanowen}
Nancy Sorel    {Dana}
Christian Bocher    {Matthew Logan}
Eric Schneider
Devin Douglas Drewitz    {Ty Logan}
Stephen Dimopoulos
and   John de Lancie    {Donald Finley}
Written by    Sam Egan
Directed by    Jeff Woolnough
Bob Dawson    Sheriff Clay
Linnea Sharples    Sandra
Brock Johnson    Nate Jackson
Greg Anderson    Dealer
Christina Jastrzembska    Karen Miller
Nels Lennarson    Deputy
Marcel Maillard    Pastor Wickham

112. Skin Deep - February 4, 2000

- 6609

Sid Camden, a rather unremarkable, socially inept sort of guy, works in an accounting department of a high-tech company known as Veil-Tech. Hal, one of the project managers, secretly loans Sid a prototype of one of the company's latest developments - a device known as an image enhancer. With the help of his friend Deb, Sid is able to acquire the image of good looking co-worker Chad Warner and soon Sid is stepping out on the town with his new and improved look.

[viewer warnings]    none
Guest Starring
    Antonio Sabato Jr.    {Chad Warner}
Christina Cox    {Deb}
Deanna Milligan
and   Adam Goldberg    {Sid Camden}
Written by    Scott Peters
Directed by    Dan Ireland
Linden Banks    Hal Taylor
Ted Cole    Chris
Claude Duhamel    Grant
Keith Provost    Bartender
Gaetana Korbin    Deb Model
Woody Jeffreys    Male Model
Kevin Durand    Alan
Moya O'Connell    Girlfriend
James Crescenzo    Host
Tanya Reid    Amber
Avery Raskin    Boss
Joyce Erickson    Old Lady
Paul Callaghan    Dad
Tyson Holmes    Teen Jock

113. Manifest Destiny - February 11, 2000

- 6607

The UFS Mercury is in route to the planet Trion to do scientific tests in preparation to establish a colony when they get a distress call from a battleship, the UFS Rhesos. It was only weeks ago the the Rhesos dropped bombs on Trion, killing the local flora and fauna, making it ready for colonization. When the crew of the Mercury boards the Rhesos, they quickly realize that things are not as they should be.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    Brad Johnson    
Michael Shanks    
Sarah Deakins
Ty Olsson
Story by    Lawrence Meyers
Teleplay by    Mark Stern & Geoffrey Hollands
Directed by    Brad Turner
Rob Freeman    Milus O'Brien
Linda Ko    Hanna Sheafer
Rick Dobran    Lieutenant Mason
D. Harlan Cutshall    Captain
John Murphy    Lieutenant

114. Breaking Point - February 18, 2000

- 6603

When Andrew McLaren is fired from his job at Anderson Technology, he suspects that he's being let go because the company president doesn't want to give him credit for his work on the CPS-1200, an as-yet untested time machine. Defiant, Andrew decides to take a trip in the machine. When he reaches his destination, two days in the future, his head is throbbing with a migraine and he is shocked to find that the police are looking for him. Fleeing the lab, he returns home to discover his wife lying in a pool of blood and a man fleeing the scene in a car. Shocked at his discovery, Andrew is determined to use his time machine to change what happened.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    Rick Roberts    
Laurie Holden    
Patricia Harras    
William de Vry    
Derek de Lint
Written by    Grant Rosenberg
Directed by    Neill Fearnley
Scott Owen    Collins
Carlos Joe Costa    Jailor
Kwesi Ameyaw    Policeman #1
Bill MacKenzie    Policeman #2

115. The Beholder - February 25, 2000

- 6612

Patrick Tarloff, a university English professor, lost his eyesight in a childhood accident and now, at age 28, he has regained it through a cutting-edge operation. But when the bandages are removed, he sees more than just the world that has been dark to him for more than 20 years. He sees a mysterious woman, a vision that his neurosurgeon Dr. Angus McCadden and his psychologist, Dr. Louise Burroughs, assure him is only a hallucination. But then Patrick sees her again, communicates with her, touches her. Her name is Kyra, she writes in glowing letters that float in the air, and she needs his help to go home.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    MacKenzie Astin    
Rebecca Jenkins    
Claire Rankin    
Peter Wingfield    
Obba Babatunde    
Written by    Sam Egan
Directed by    Jeff Woolnough
Tania Turner    Kyra Look-Alike

Notes: This might have originally been titled Mind's Eye.

116. Seeds of Destruction - March 3, 2000

- 6601

Macroseed, a cutting edge biotechnology company, chooses the small farming town of Hobson to test and develop TX-40. This is a new genetically-engineered strain of fast-growing corn that, it hopes, will increase yields and make the company millions. Linda, the veterinarian in Hobson, begins to wonder about the safety of TX-40 when Old Man Rivers brings in a dead cat from his field that has horrible mutations, including a giant tumor which sprouts a fifth leg.

[viewer warnings]    V N AC
Guest Starring
    Jessica Tuck    {Linda Andrews}
Christopher Shyer    {Harold Zimmer}
Michael Ryan    {Rex Andrews}
and   Len Cariou as Doc Wells
Written by    Chris Ruppenthal
Directed by    Steve Anker
Curtis Bechdholt    Eddie
John R. Taylor    Old Man Rivers
Fiona Scott    Tara Akton
Chris J. Levick    Matt Hooper
Bobby Stewart    Sheriff Blackwell
Sarah Hayward    Doris Hooper
Donna Larson    Sally Latimore
Cyndi Mason    Mother
Vince Walker    Boyfriend
Christine Elliott    Young Linda

117. Simon Says - March 10, 2000

- 6605

Gideon Banks lost his wife Liz and son Simon in a horrific car accident some twenty years ago. At the time of the accident he was involved in something called the Neural Archiving Project - NAP for short. The technology was developed to create smart computers - transferring human engrams to computers. The company eventually gave up on the technology, but Gideon didn't. After years of quietly perfecting it, he built a small robot, from parts he stole from Concorde Robotics, where he now works. Zoe, Gideon's niece, discovers Gideon's secret, the robot contains actual neural engrams from the real Simon. She becomes worried not only about Gideon but also about the robot that sounds and acts a lot like her little cousin used to.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    Joel Grey    
Mikela J. Mikael    
Hiro Kanagawa    
Written by    Scott Peters
Directed by    Helen Shaver
Cathy Weselluck as the Voice of Simon
Riley DeMeyer    Simon
Tammy Pentecost    Elise Banks
Rice Honeywell    Co-Worker

118. Stasis - April 14, 2000

- 6611

In the year 2123, with all but nature destroyed and resources scarce, society has been divided into three kinds of people. There are Alphas, like Larissa, who work half of the time and spend the rest in a state of suspended animation called stasis. There are Betas, like Eric, who alternate work and "sleep" modes with the Alphas. And then there is the Elite, who form a privileged aristocracy that rules over the Alphas and Betas. In the face of increasing pressure from stasis-jumpers of the Resistance, the Elite insists that extreme measures are necessary for survival of the species. Their plan, however, doesn't account for the power of the human heart. Larissa and Eric have fallen in love even though their only contact, other than furtive holographic messages, is when they trade places in the stasis pod they share.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    Sean Patrick Flanery    {Eric}
Kavan Smith    
Matthew Walker    
Maureen Thomas    
Robert Lewis    
Brenda M. Crichlow
and   Kristin Lehman as Larissa
Written by    Lawrence Meyers
Directed by    Brian Giddens
Gordon Tipple    Finerman
Garfield Wilson    Officer
Phillip Mitchell    Security Man
Erica Carroll    Claudia

119. Down To Earth - April 21, 2000

- 6606

The true believers have gathered once again for the North American UFO Convention where there are typically squabbles, petty betrayals and egotistical grandstanding. Max Buford has in his possession what appears to be a fragment from an alien spaceship. Max's arrival causes a flurry of activity, as the fragment's true origins are thrown into question.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    Mackenzie Phillips    {Boo Weston}
Colin Mochrie    {Dale}
Richard Side    
David Kaye
  Jerry Wasserman    {Gunther Van Owen}
Don Thompson    {Max Buford}
Written by    A.L. Katz & Scott Nimerfro
Directed by    Mike Rohl
Klodyne Rodney    Tyler Buttram
C. Ernst Harth    Silverface
Colleen Wheeler    Uma
Buck    Polk
John Dadey    Special Agent Merton Handy
Martin Blaiz    Paramedic
Dan Shea    Cop

120. The Inner Child - April 28, 2000

- 6610

Anne Reynolds is a cold young woman, estranged from her mother, Laura, haunted by memories of her dead father and terrified of intimacy of any kind. Then one night, while repairing a flat tire she is attacked by a mugger. Severely wounded, she dies on the operating table only to come back to life five minutes later. However, it soon becomes clear that something inside her has changed. Anne learns she was one set of Siamese twins and her mother agreed to an operation that killed her sister, Marie, while allowing Anne to live. Now the remnants of Marie are starting to assert themselves changing Anne.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    Laura Leighton    
Roberta Maxwell
David Lovgren
and  Michael Ontkean
Written by    Grant Rosenberg
Directed by    Ken Girotti
Gerry South    Mugger
Lyle St. Goddard    Paramedic
James Tsai    Technicians
Monica Gemmer    

121. Glitch - May 5, 2000

- 6613

Tom and Wendy seem like the perfect couple, happy together and very much in love. But at night when Wendy sleeps, Tom has terrible memories about being stuck in a burning building with a crying baby. The nightmares, however, aren't real and neither is Tom. He's an android and the "memories" are bugs placed in his artificial intelligence by his creator, the late Joe Walker. Walker had originally created Tom to save humans from fires and other dangerous situations. However he anticipated that his colleague, Dr. Edward Normandy, might try to militarize the android and use him as a cyber-soldier-spy and planted the bugs as a way of forcing Normandy to upgrade Tom so the android could think for itself.

[viewer warnings]    V BN
Guest Starring
    Tate Donovan    
Victor Garber    
Gabrielle Miller    
Betty Phillips
Stephen E. Miller
and  Jack Klugman as Joe Walker
Story by    Michael Berman & Anurag Mehta
Teleplay by    Michael Berman & Ron Greenstein
Directed by    Mike Rohl
Jayne Paterson    Technician
Garvin Cross    R & R Leader

122. Decompression - June 30, 2000

- 6618

Senator Wyndom Brody has just won the New Hampshire primary, upsetting a heavily favored opponent, and he's flying to South Carolina to press his campaign for the Presidency. As the plane files south, it's hit by lightning. The plane and its passengers appear unaffected, but a mysterious woman appears in Brody's private quarters and warns him the strike has damaged the airplane, which will crash on landing, killing him and six others. She explains she is a projection from the future, a virtual time-traveler sent here to save him because his presidency is the key to preventing an apocalyptic future. If he is to live he must shoot out the emergency exit and allow himself to be sucked out of the plane by decompression, whereupon he will be saved by the stranger's sophisticated technology.

[viewer warnings]    AL
Guest Starring
    Bruce Boxleitner    {Wyndom Brody}
Michael Riley    {Jon Tarkman}
Suzy Joachim    {Catherine Wells}
Michael Tomlinson    {Will Sunderland}
Ken Tremblett
Dale Wilson    {Frank McKenna}
and   CCH Pounder
Story by    Brad Wright & James Crocker
Teleplay by    James Crocker
Directed by    Jorge Montesi
Keith Martin Gordey    Pilot
Kristina Matisic    Reporter
Winston Brown    Male Staff Member
Colin Banner    Stranger #2

123. Abaddon - July 7, 2000

- 6617

It's late in the 23rd century and the aging interplanetary hauling vehicle Pequod is on a ten-year reclamation project on behalf of The Company, the corporation that has run North America since 2102. The crew is tucked away in hyper-sleep when the ship comes across a mysterious object floating in space. Awakened from their artificial slumber, they retrieve the pod and are shocked to discover the body of Virgil Nygard, executed 150 years earlier for leading his militia in the slaughter of more than a million people. They are even more shocked to discover that Nygard is alive.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    Keith David    {Ira Merit}
Maximilian Martini    {Curtis Sandoval}
Jill Teed    {Gwen Hutchinson}
Byron Lucas    {Augie Berger}
Dion Luther    {Gordon Knight}
Corbin Bernsen    {Virgil Nygard}
Written by    A.L. Katz & Scott Nimerfro
Directed by    Steve Anker
Allixandria East    Isabella Bixel

124. The Grid - July 14, 2000

- 6615

When Scott Bowman gets an urgent message from his brother Peter, he decides to drive back to their hometown of Halford, Washington to see what is wrong. When he gets there, he discovers that Peter is dead and his wife Eilleen has been charged with his murder. But that's not the only shock awaiting Scott. The town where he grew up has been transformed. Antenna towers dot the landscape and people act strangely, as if they are under some kind of sporadic mind control.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    D.B. Sweeney    {Scott Bowman}
Jessica Steen
Colleen Rennison
Brent Stait
Edward Evanko    {Jim Holbrook}
Gina Chiarelli
Written by    Duncan Kennedy
Directed by    Charles Winkler
Eric Breker    Peter Bowman
Brenda Campbell    Joanna Bowman
Patricia Idlette    Waitress
Kevin Hansen    Deputy
Sean Millington    Guard
Tim O'Halloran    Man #1
Chris Duggan    Man #2
Quinn Mjolsness    Teen #1
Jordan Weller    Teen #2
Kenneth McIntyre    Old Timer

125. Revival - July 21, 2000

- 6608

Ezra Burnham and his daughter Sarah are old hands at the business of faith healing. Ezra, a preacher who lost his faith when his wife died, is the front man, the one who lays his hands on the deaf and lame. But Sarah is the key to the act, working backstage and communicating with Ezra through a tiny earphone about the plants she's scattered through the audience. It's all going well until one day a strange young man in a wheelchair approaches Ezra near the end of a revival meeting. Luke is not a plant, but when Ezra lays his hands on him, he not only rises from his wheelchair, he begins to float six inches off the ground. After the meeting, Luke and his mother Serna approach Ezra with a proposition. If Ezra will teach Luke the secret of the revival circuit, Luke will continue to work his mysterious magic at Ezra's side.

[viewer warnings]    V AL N AC
Guest Starring
    Gary Busey    {Ezra Burnham}
Peter Stebbings    {Luke}
with   Margot Kidder    {Serena}
and Nicole Eggert as Sarah Burnham
Story by    Chris Ruppenthal
Teleplay by    Mark Stern
Directed by    Michael Robison
Doug Abrahams    Sheriff O'Brien
Greg Rogers    Reverend Samuel Garland
Holly Dignard    Cindy
Ted Kozma    Mangled Man
Brenda McDonald    Old Arthritic Woman
Checo Tohomaso    Choir Master
Carrie Gibson    Gospel Singers
Nicole Parris    
Kim Smith-Jensen    
Marilyan Clements    
Yvonne Clements    
Phyllis States    

126. Gettysburg - July 28, 2000

- 6616

Andy and Vince are Civil War buffs who spend their weekends re-enacting battles from the historic conflict with others of similar persuasion. On this weekend, they're in Gettysburg for a giant recreation of the war's bloodiest battle when a photographer, Prentice asks to take their picture with his ancient tin-type camera. But when the shutter clicks, Andy and Vince find themselves transported back to the Confederate camp of Col. Angus Devine on the eve of the infamous 1863 battle. Prentice, who joins them in the past, explains that he has sent them back as a grand experiment, to see if history can in fact be changed, proving destiny is not final.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    Joshua Leonard    {Andy}
Jonathan Scarfe    {Vince}
Alex Diakun    {Prentice}
Aaron Pearl
Ocean Hellman
Robert Moloney
Scott Bellis
Blu Mankuma
and   Meatloaf    {Angus Devine}
Written by    Sam Egan
Directed by    Mario Azzopardi
Todd Talbot    Reed Hollingsworth
David Storch    Major Hinton
Jason Gaffney    Joe Benton
Adrian Holmes    James
Haig Sutherland    Will Monroe
James Lauder    General Lee
Graeme Roberts    General Lee Re-enactor
Lloyd Berry    Abraham Lincoln Re-enactor

127. Something About Harry - August 4, 2000

- 6621

After her husband is killed in a car accident, Nancy Henninger rents out her backyard apartment to try to make ends meet. But her teenage son, Zak, is suspicious of her new tenant, Harry Longworth, who says he has come to the suburban community of Hunterville to set up a new factory for his company.When three people disappear from town Zak decides to conduct his own investigation.

[viewer warnings]    V
Guest Starring
    Judd Nelson    {Harry Longworth}
Garry Chalk    {Det. Frank Dayton}
Barbara Tyson    {Nancy Henninger}
Shaun Johnston
Kaj-Erik Eriksen
Larry Musser
and   Joseph Gordon-Levitt    {Zak Henninger}
Written by    Grant Rosenberg
Directed by    Brent Karl Clackson
R. Nelson Brown    Bum
David Abbott    Mr. Lowry
Reg Tupper    Walt Coghlan
Erica Carroll    Elizabeth Andrews

128. Zig Zag - August 11, 2000

- 6622

The bombs are in place, ready to destroy the super-computers at the Department of Information Technology. Inside, the members of the Syndrome, the anti-technology group that planted the bombs, lay dead or dying. All of them, that is, except Cliff Unger, or as he calls himself now, Zig Fowler. Unger has his finger on the detonator as he negotiates with Pete Yastremski, the head of the department. As the two men talk and FBI agents prepare to storm the building, we move back in time, through the hours, days and years leading up to the attack.

[viewer warnings]    V AL AC
Guest Starring
    Frank Whaley    {Cliff Unger}
Leslie Hope
David Mcnally    {Roy Chance}
J.R. Bourne    {Dell Tinker}
Vincent Gale
and   John Amos    {Pete Yastremski}
Written by    A.L. Katz & Nora O'Brien
Directed by    James Head
Fulvio Cecere    Stottlemeyer
Ron Small    Johnny
Irene Karas    Mickey
Karina Carreck    Secretary
Brendan Beiser    Ben Powell
Tiffany Knight    Technician
Yvonne Myers    Loretta

129. Nest - August 18, 2000

- 6623

William Grimes, the leader of an exploration team from an Arctic research facility, goes crazy while exploring an ice cave and kills two colleagues before dying himself. Psychologist Jack Burrell is sent up to counsel the staff at the facility. Among his patients is the head of the facility, Robby Archer, a friend from his boyhood. It is not a happy reunion because of a traumatic childhood incident they shared but now they must work together. Grimes has infected the facility with polar mites, a strange ant-like species who take up residence in the warm tissue of the human body and create sort of psychosis.

[viewer warnings]    V AC
Guest Starring
    Robert Sean Leonard    {Robby Archer}
Martin Cummins    {Jack Burrell}
and   Kelly Rutherford    {Rachel}
Written by    Scott Peters
Directed by    Scott Peters
Paul Jarrett    Dr. {Sean} Mauser
Brenda James    Marcy Hall
Jesai Jayhmes    Lou Wolsky
Brad McDonald    {William} Grimes
Sam MacMillan    Pete
Guy Demong    A.J.

130. Final Appeal - September 3, 2000

- 6624/6625

It is the year 2076 and Dr. Theresa Givens, a time-traveler from the 20th Century has been sentenced to death. Her crime - violating severe anti-techology laws passed in the wake of the nuclear holocaust 20 years earlier, an event that destroyed most of the world and prompted those who survived to return to the bucolic world that existed before the Industrial Revolution. Theresa has one last chance for a reprieve. Her lawyer, Nicole Whitely has won leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, a body headed by Chief Justice Haden Wainwright. The balance of the court is divided evenly between conservatives who support the ban on technology and liberals who favor a review. In light of the importance of the case, the government has sent Solicitor General Wallace Gannon, a fierce defender of the law, to argue its case. The court has suspended the normal rules, allowing Theresa to join her lawyer in speaking in her defense.

[viewer warnings]    V AL AC
Guest Starring
    Amanda Plummer    {Dr. Theresa Givens}
Cicely Tyson    {Gretchen Parkhurst}
Swoosie Kurtz    {Kendall Woods}
Kelly McGillis    {Nicole Whitely}
Robert Loggia    {Earl Clayton}
Wallace Langham    {Ezekiel}
Michael Moriarty    {Solicitor General Wallace Gannon}
with Hal Holbrook    {Oliver Harbison}
and   Charlton Heston as Chief Justice Haden Wainwright
Excerpts by    Steven Barnes, Sam Egan, Carleton Eastlake,
   A.L. Katz, William Mikulak, Scott Nimerfro,
   Grant Rosenberg, Naren Shankar, Melinda
   Snodgrass, Brad Wright
Sandkings based on    George R.R. Martin
     the Novella by    
Written by    Sam Egan
Directed by    Jimmy Kaufman
Lee Taylor    Bailiffs
Mark Gibbon    
Laara Ong    Elise

Notes: The excerpts were from A Stitch In Time, Donor, Vaccine, The New Breed, Sandkings, Fathers & Sons, Final Exam, Deja Vu, Tribunal, New Lease, and Relativity Theory.

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