The Outer Limits: Season 3, Episode 18

A Special Edition (25 Jul. 1997)

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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.

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Donald Rivers
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Dr. Avery Strong
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Sandra (as Louise Vallance)
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Dr. Richard Morgan
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Colleen Winton ...
Spokeswoman Adrian Wheeler
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Dr. Lawrence Sinclair (archive footage)
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Oscar Reynolds (archive footage)
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Dr. Charles McCamber (archive footage)
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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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The Control Voice: 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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What! Again!
20 May 2014 | by (United States) – See 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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