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Afterlife 

In lieu of execution, Linden Stiles submits to a military experience where he is injected with alien DNA. Fighting to retain his humanity, he finds himself hunted after he escapes using his new found super human strength.

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Sergeant Linden Styles
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Dr. Ellen Kersaw
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Maculhaney
Sean Allan ...
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Lab Tech (as Michael Andaluz)
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Taylor
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Hawkes
Terry Howson ...
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In lieu of execution, Linden Stiles submits to a military experience where he is injected with alien DNA. Fighting to retain his humanity, he finds himself hunted after he escapes using his new found super human strength.

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19 May 1996 (USA)  »

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The Outer Limits/Afterlife - 19/5/1996
21 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Linden Stiles struggles to retain his humanity after he is convicted of a murder he didn't commit. When asked to make a frightful choice: accept execution or become the subject of a secret military experiment -- he chooses to live. As the experiment progresses, Stiles fights the dehumanizing influence of injected DNA from an alien lifeform. The attending doctor is troubled by a growing awareness of the inhumanity of the experiment itself, of the men in charge and of her own role. Using his preter-natural strength, Stiles escapes. Then, hunted by his former compatriots, he faces a decision even more difficult than the one that set him on such a tragic course.

This was one of my favourites episodes of the new version The Outer Limits. I have to admit I was not consistent with my viewership with the series so there was many episodes I it did not have a chance to see. The message of this episode is the moral ambiguity of our governments will do to create the ultimate weapon of war whatever the consequences.


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