The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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An American Project Mercury astronaut who had aborted his flight due to some mysterious purple lights in space has a chance to revisit the experience on a private space flight sponsored by an American billionaire.

Director:

James Head

Writers:

Dan Wright (story), David Alexander (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Cliff Robertson ... Theodore Harris
Andrea Martin ... Lil Vaughn
Mackenzie Gray ... Martin Reese
Erin Daniels ... Barbara Chafey
Adam J. Harrington ... Ty Chafey (as Adam Harrington)
Scott Hylands ... Wayne
Barry Corbin ... Carlton Powers
Peter Bryant ... Commander Sullivan
Pamela Perry Pamela Perry ... Madelaine Parkhurst
G. Patrick Currie G. Patrick Currie ... Young Harris (as Gerry Currie)
Lorena Gale ... Committee Member
Peter Kelamis ... Brain Wakefield
Paul Magel Paul Magel ... Navy Frogman
Joanna Piros Joanna Piros ... Reporter #1
Kevin Hayes Kevin Hayes ... Reporter #2
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An American Project Mercury astronaut who had aborted his flight due to some mysterious purple lights in space has a chance to revisit the experience on a private space flight sponsored by an American billionaire.

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TV-PG
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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (Canada) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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Trivia

Cliff Robertson (Theodore Harris) previously played Alan Maxwell in The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being (1963). Along with Leonard Nimoy, David McCallum, Barbara Rush and Peter Breck, he is one of only five actors to appear in both The Outer Limits (1963) and The Outer Limits (1995). See more »

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A couple having sex floating free in space would be impossible. Newton's third law states "For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction". That means this couple would begin to experience a reaction to every movement the made while having sex. They would be flying around the room banging into walls. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Time Travel
7 September 2016 | by snorker-26083See all my reviews

I see this as a time travel story, where Robertson's character's "consciousness" is transported back in time, to inhabit his young body.

You might say this is a variation on the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge, exempt our protagonist experiences redemption with the extreme benefit of reliving the past 38 years while knowing what the future will be.

Actually, it's more like the new OL season 2 episode named "Vanishing Act" -- young married man in late 1940s is teleported by strange aliens to their planet for visits. The man does not age, but due to relativity, 10 years pass back on earth every time he is teleported. Check it out.


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