Outer Limits Season 3 Episode Guide

Season 7

Season 7 episode guide revision date: January 20, 2002

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See the guide introduction for notes about the series. Air dates are the first showing on the U.S. Sci-Fi Channel. The featuring credits are minimal due to the Sci-Fi Channel squishing the end credits.

131. Family Values

Original airdate: March 16, 2001
Written by: James Crocker
Directed by: Mike Rohl
Guest stars: Tom Arnold, Catherine Mary Stewart, Gerard Plunkett, Kimberley Warnat, Giacomo Baessato, Alfred E. Humphreys, Beverley Elliott
Synopsis: A man believes all his family problems will be solved when he purchases a robot to help around the house.

132. Patient Zero

Original airdate: March 23, 2001
Written by: John-Michael Maas
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest stars: Michael Rooker, Tanya Allen, Laurie Murdoch, Gillian Barber, David Cubitt
Synopsis: A man travels back to the past to find and kill the carrier of a deadly plague that threatens to annihilate mankind.

133. A New Life

Original airdate: March 30, 2001
Written by: Mark Stern
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest stars: Brad Rowe, Jeremy Sisto, Michelle Beaudoin, Nick Mancuso (Father)
Synopsis: A stressed out businessman and his girlfriend leave town to join an influential cult.

134. The Surrogate

Original airdate: April 6, 2001
Written by: A L Katz
Directed by: Ken Girotti
Guest stars: Heather Donahue, Erich Anderson, Ocean Hellman, Cheryl Wilson, Ian Robison, Elizabeth McLaughlin, William MacDonald
Synopsis: A struggling artist signs up for a surrogate birth program.

135. The Vessel

Original airdate: April 13, 2001
Written by: Sam Egan
Directed by: Jimmy Kaufman
Guest stars: Jere Burns, Bruce Gray, Tom Butler, Jay Brazeau, Marie Stillin, Zachary Ansley, Chilton Crane
Synopsis: An arrogant author survives a tragic space-shuttle mishap.

136. Mona Lisa

Original airdate: April 20, 2001
Written by: John Schulian
Directed by: Brad Turner
Guest stars: Rachel Ticotin, Laura Harris, Timothy Webber, Michael David Simms
Synopsis: An android escapes her labratory to search for friendship.

137. Replica

Original airdate: April 27, 2001
Written by: Sam Egan
Directed by: Brad Turner
Guest stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Peter Outerbridge, Garwin Sanford, Kwesi Ameyaw
Synopsis: A biogeneticist illegally clones his comatose wife.

138. Think Like A Dinosaur

Original airdate: June 15, 2001
Based on a short story by: James Patrick Kelly
Written by: Mark Stern
Directed by: Jorge Montesi
Guest stars: Enrico Colantoni, Linnea Sharples, David Lewis
Featuring: Peter Grier, Scott McNeil
Synopsis: One human is the only permanent occupant of a station located on a vast empty plain of the moon. His companions are an emotionless lizard-like alien species who have developed a highly advanced means of long distance travel by 'jumping' through space.

139. Alien Shop

Original airdate: June 22, 2001
Story by: Pen Densham
Teleplay by: Pen Densham & Nora O'Brien
Directed by: Peter DeLuise
Guest stars: Johnathon Schaech, Michelle Harrison, Alex Diakun, Tom Heaton
Featuring: P. Lynn Johnson, Arnie Walters
Synopsis: An alien shapeshifter who runs an unusual antique and bric-a-brac store has some interesting lessons to offer earthly residents.

140. Worlds Within

Original airdate: June 29, 2001
Written by: Michael Sadowski
Directed by: Brian Giddens
Guest stars: Joanna Going, Geraint Wyn Davies, William B. Davis, Haig Sutherland
Synopsis: A female physicist suffering from a terminal disease starts to have visions of a boy in a vegetative state.

141. In the Blood

Original airdate: July 6, 2001
Written by: Alan Brennert
Directed by: Jorge Montesi
Guest stars: Irene Bedard, Greg Evigan, Monique Mojica, Helene Joy, Cameron Daddo
Synopsis: An exploratory mission into space passes through a quantum hole torn into the very fabric of the universe and enters another continuum, a trans-space just beneath its surface.

142. Flower Child

Original airdate: July 21, 2001
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Brad Turner
Guest stars: Jeremy London, Rebecca Reichert, Jud Tylor, Kavan Smith, Ken Tremblett
Synopsis: A seductive woman challenges a young couple's ideas of commitment and monogamy.

143. Free Spirit

Original airdate: July 28, 2001
Written by: Danny McBride
Directed by: Brad Turner
Guest stars: Dina Meyer, Colin Ferguson, Barbara Tyson, Ty Olsson, Ron Selmour
Synopsis: A strange entity possesses schizophrenics in a mental asylum.

144. Mindreacher

Original airdate: August 4, 2001
Excerpt by: Chris Ruppenthal
Written by: Naomi Janzen
Directed by: Jimmy Kaufman
Guest stars: Jamie Luner, Patrick McKenna, John Pyper-Ferguson, Terry David Mulligan, Britt Irvin, Barbara Pollard
Synopsis: A doctor puts her sanity on the line when testing a psychological tool allowing her to enter her patients' minds.
Notes: The excerpt was from Seeds of Destruction.

145. Time to Time

Original airdate: August 11, 2001
Excerpts by: Sam Egan
Written by: Sam Egan
Directed by: James Head
Guest stars: Kristin Lehman, Paul Popowich, Alex Diakun, Ingrid Kavelaars, Ryan Robbins, and Chris William Martin
Synopsis: A dedicated daughter trips back in time to change her Dad's destiny.
Notes: The excerpts were from Tribunal and Gettysburg.

146. Abduction

Original airdate: August 18, 2001
Written by: James Crocker
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Jesse Cadotte, Jesse Moss, Meghan Ory, Kandyse McClure, Eric Schneider
Synopsis: An alien makes an offer to five high school students.

147. Rule of Law

Original airdate: August 25, 2001
Written by: Tracy Torme & John-Michael Maas
Directed by: Mike Rohl
Guest stars: Dennis Haysbert, Scott Hylands, Anne Marie Loder, Carrie Genzel, Shaun Johnston, Matthew Walker, and Michael Ironside
Synopsis: A circuit court judge goes to a frontier planet that has never known the judicial system. His first trial is of an alien accused of being in an attack where several humans were killed.

148. Lion's Den

Original airdate: September 8, 2001
Story by: Matthew Hastings & Bart Baker
Teleplay by: Matthew Hastings
Directed by: Matthew Hastings
Guest stars: John Wesley Shipp, Roger R. Cross, Duncan Fraser, Sarah Deakins, and Shawn Ashmore
Synopsis: A high-school wrestling team takes new drugs which cause some unexpected changes.

149. The Tipping Point

Original airdate: September 15, 2001
Written by: Paul Mones
Directed by: Brent Karl Clackson
Guest stars: Kerr Smith, Gabrielle Miller, David Lovgren, Gus Lynch, Jim Byrnes
Synopsis: A programmer who claimed someone was out to get him mysteriously vanishes after trying to download some software from the company's mainframe. His replacement finds out there is a secret project, called Prometheus, to create a universal language that will allow any computer to instantaneously talk to any other computer. If instantaneous communication between millions of computers can be achieved the computers may act as neutrons within the brain in which non-thinking computers merge into a thinking intelligence - the tipping point. When this happens someone will be able to rule the world by using computers.

150. Dark Child

Original airdate: January 4, 2002
Written by: Michael Sloan
Directed by: Steve Anker
Guest stars: Nora Dunn, Andrew Airlie, Katharine Isabelle
Featuring: Jane Sowerby, Kathleen Duborg
Synopsis: An alien abductee 17 years ago copes with a teen daughter.

151. The Human Factor

Original airdate: January 11, 2002
Excerpts by: James Crocker, Carleton Eastlake, Sam Egan, Geoffrey Hollands, Lawrence Meyers, Grant Rosenberg, Naren Shankar, Mark Stern, Garth Gerald Wilson, Brad Wright
Written by: Steven Aspis & Grady Hall
Directed by: Robert Habros
Guest stars: Robert Duncan McNeill, Zack Ward, Stephen Spender, Kevan Ohtsji, Laara Sadiq
Featuring: Malcolm Stewart
Synopsis: In the year 2059 humans fight an android who's artificial intelligence has determined that the spread of colonization by destructive humans must be stopped.
Notes: The excerpts were from Phobos Rising, Hearts and Minds, Manifest Destiny, Something About Harry, The Haven, Final Exam, Final Appeal, The Vaccine, and Replica.

152. Human Trials

Original airdate: January 18, 2002
Excerpts by: Alan Brennert, Sam Egan, Hart Hanson, Grant Rosenberg, Chris Ruppenthal, Michael Sadowski, Naren Shankar, Tracy Torme
The Human Operators Based on the Short Story by Harlan Ellison & A.E. van Vogt
Story by: Grady Hall & Brian Nohr
Teleplay by: Mark Stern
Directed by: Brad Turner
Guest stars: Jason Gedrick, Lochlyn Munro, Leanne Adachi, and Kim Coates
Synopsis: A decorated soldier undergoes life-and-death tests for a mysterious mission.
Notes: The excerpts were from Nightmare, Hearts and Minds, The Human Operators, In the Blood, Monster, The Voyage Home, Tempests, and World's Within.

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