The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 3

Blood Brothers (7 Apr. 1995)

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Medical researcher Dr Spencer Deighton has discovered a formula which apparently gives a human being eternal life. When he shares his discovery with his brother Michael, who co-owns their ... See full summary »

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Medical researcher Dr Spencer Deighton has discovered a formula which apparently gives a human being eternal life. When he shares his discovery with his brother Michael, who co-owns their research company, he doesn't realise how greedy and ruthless his sibling is. Written by Gazhack

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Per the title, blood brothers are males related by birth or those who swear loyalty to one another and may exchange blood in a simple ceremony. See more »

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The Control Voice: There is an old proverb that says, "Be careful what you wish for, for it might come true." And if your wish is for immortality, it is something you will have to live with for a very long time.
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Charles Martin Smith (the Nerdy guy from "American Graffiti") is a researcher named Deighton. He has discovered a serum that he believes can extend life indefinitely, Deighton C. It has the ability to allow cells to regenerate, allowing one with a cell-related disease to fully recover. This would mean an end to cancer and other cellular diseases (in this episode, Huntington's disease). He is a good man and a capable scientist and follows the rules as they should be. He has a brother, Spencer, who feels Deighton is a fool. This could be turned into the ultimate cash cow, if distributed properly. He has always used avarice as a guide and, in this case, is even willing to kill to get what he wants. The two plots at work are Spencer's manipulation of the situation, taking something that he has done nothing to create for his own. On the other hand, the scientist wants answers to evolve over time and to publish so that other scientists can continue to test the theories. He also has the ridiculous idea that if this stuff really works, it can be used to aid the stricken and help humanity. This is a very good episode and ultimately presents a show of love under the worst possible circumstances.


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