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TV journalist Donald Rivers goes on the air with solid proof that the government and private defense contractors have been engaging in secret genetic cloning. However, someone will do anything to stop him.


Mario Azzopardi


Naren Shankar (story), Jonathan Glassner (story) | 8 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Thicke ... Donald Rivers
Bruce Harwood ... Dr. Avery Strong
Stevie Vallance Stevie Vallance ... Sandra (as Louise Vallance)
Michael St. John Smith ... Dr. Richard Morgan
Colin Lawrence ... Technician
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ... Man
Colleen Winton ... Spokeswoman Adrian Wheeler
Gerry Rousseau ... Bum
Peter Onorati ... Frank Martin (archive footage)
Sandrine Holt ... Jade / Laura (archive footage)
Michael Hogan ... Dr. Lawrence Sinclair (archive footage)
Ron Halder Ron Halder ... Lab Assistant (archive footage)
Stephen Lang ... Dr. James Houghton (archive footage)
Terence Kelly ... Oscar Reynolds (archive footage)
Michael Ontkean ... Dr. Charles McCamber (archive footage)


Television journalist Donald Rivers, host of The Whole Truth, has the story of a lifetime: the government has been conducting secret experiments and have perfected cloning. Using video re-enactments and an eye-witness report, Rivers' expose includes Dr. Avery Strong who claims his brother was killed to silence him. When his broadcast is interrupted it appears the powers that be have every intention to stop him. Written by garykmcd

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This episode features a clip from The Outer Limits: In Another Life (1998), which had not yet been broadcast. It was eventually shown as part of the fourth season. See more »


The Control Voice: [closing narration] We rely on others to inform us, but wisdom can never be taught. And we must always decide the truth for ourselves.
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Features The Outer Limits: New Lease (1997) See more »

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What! Again!
20 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Another lame attempt to reuse scenes from the previous three seasons. In this one, a reporter played by Alan Thicke is doing a broadcast, attempting to expose the federal government's efforts at genetic engineering, including the use of cloning. The broadcast isn't bad and is handled nicely by Thicke, but to take unrelated episodes and try to fuse them just doesn't work. People who care about this stuff must have been so angry to see how the original plots were ignored so a bit of footage could be taken out of context. It is exciting, certainly, but we are given a dose of what will happen early on. Like so much of the science fiction/fantasy anthology stuff, we know that the characters are constantly swimming uphill. I haven't seen future episodes, but I sincerely hope they can come up with a budget that would allow them to do a new episode, even an exciting one, to conclude the season.

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25 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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