The Outer Limits: Season 5, Episode 14

Descent (25 Jun. 1999)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A milquetoast scientist who has been working at a museum develops a genetic dominance DNA serum that should bring out the competitive nature inherent in all of us that has been muted over ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related Items

Search for "Descent" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Descent (25 Jun 1999)

Descent (25 Jun 1999) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Outer Limits.
« Previous Episode | 101 of 154 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Laura White (as Jenny Levine)
...
James Feind
...
Dr. Stansfield
Frank C. Turner ...
Mikulak
...
Cute Lab Technician
John 'Bear' Curtis ...
Bum
Robyn Driscoll ...
Detective
...
Security Guard
Edit

Storyline

A milquetoast scientist who has been working at a museum develops a genetic dominance DNA serum that should bring out the competitive nature inherent in all of us that has been muted over the years. Trying it on himself brings out more than he bargained for. Written by DrDOS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Edit

Details

Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Missed Opportunities
31 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode could have been so much more fun. It is so simplistic that it gets ruined from the get go. A researcher who has developed a method of adding strength to the weak but is himself the walking, talking emblem of weakness. His colleagues treat him like dirt, his benefactor does so, he can't walk down a street without being assaulted by passersby and he has no romance in his life. Because he is so passive, his work is not respected (which is absurd, since so many scientists can be withdrawn nerds). Of course, when he gets his weakest lab mice to become dominant when they are injected, we know he will try the stuff on himself. He begins his descent, becoming a sort of Neanderthal who now bullies and assaults those whom he encounters. He enjoys his new power but his violent actions diminish the effect of the episode. What happens is a pathetic decline where he loses his own humanity. This could have been so interesting with a little more delicate touch.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your favorite eerie television themes/music siukong
A Not So Subtle Message For Those Of The Christian Faith? Emmjewels
'Quality of Mercy' and 'The Light Brigade'... nisreenjoseph
YOUR FAVORITE EPISODE OF ALL TIMES?? mtordai
Favourite Episodes of Season 6 Danny_84
Favourite Episodes of Season 5 Danny_84
Discuss Descent (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?