The Outer Limits: Season 3, Episode 16

Bodies of Evidence (20 Jun. 1997)

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The commander of the space station Meridian is accused of murdering the crew, however he claims that the crew were lured to their deaths by something much more sinister.

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Captain William Clark
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Dr. Helene Dufour (as Guylaine St. Onge)
Ken Camroux ...
Admiral Jones
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Colonel Bell
Roman Podhora ...
Commander Louis Vidwell
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Admiral Birch
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Robin Dysart
David Lloyd Austin ...
Admiral Sergei Yurov
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Commander Lara Nabakov
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Commander Richard Gordon
Linden Banks ...
Dr. Thomas Somerset
Patrick Keating ...
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The commander of the UNAS Meridien, Captain William Clark finds himself on trial after all members of die. The testimony against him is stark. The commander of the rescue vessel says Clark was agitated when they found him but none of the other crew were alive. The prosecution argues he was suffering from space psychosis owing to the length of his assignment. Clark claims that his crew were lured to their deaths by images of people who were close to them and his lawyer, his ex-wife Robin Dysart, suggests a leak syroxin gas could have induced psychoses in those that died. Clark wants to get to the truth however and firmly believes there is an alien aboard the space station. Written by garykmcd

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According to the recovered visual record, Captain Clark and Dr. Dufour evacuated the UNAS Meridian on June 20, 2037, exactly forty years after the date of the original broadcast. See more »

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20 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The problem with this episode is that there is little if any suspense. It seems obvious that the Captain has already been hung out to dry. It starts on board a space station where we watch three people die in odd ways. One thinks he sees his son and follows him out a hatch, leaving him floating in space. The second is a man who believes he is seeing his lover and she kills him with acid he thinks is red wine. The third is a visit from someone who was convicted on evidence from the victim. She shoots at him and starts a massive fire on board. The captain grabs the space psychologist and exits the station in an escape pod. Now we are on Earth and he is being prosecuted for causing the deaths of the three crew members. Since there are no witnesses, everything is based on speculation. However, it is a military court, so the usual rules don't apply. I believe to have a solid story, there has to be some hopefulness for your protagonist. This doesn't seem to be the case. Also, the episode falls back on some of the same tired stuff they have done before. A pretty forgettable offering.


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