The Outer Limits: Season 6, Episode 17

Gettysburg (28 Jul. 2000)

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Two 21st century Civil War enthusiasts find themselves back in time at the original Battle of Gettysburg and meet another time traveler who gives them a mission.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Winters
Ocean Hellman ...
Pregnant Woman
Scott Bellis
Col. Angus Devine (as Meatloaf)
Todd Talbot ...
Reed Hollingsworth
David Storch ...
Major Hinton
Jason Gaffney ...
Will Monroe
Jim Lauder ...
General Lee (as James Lauder)


Two 21st century Civil War enthusiasts find themselves back in time at the original Battle of Gettysburg and meet another time traveler who gives them a mission.

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28 July 2000 (Canada)  »

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Did You Know?


In this episode the US President in November 2013 is portrayed by a black actor. In reality in November 2013 the real US President is Black. See more »


Colonel Devine tells his troops if they win at Gettysburg they can "march through the Shenandoah Valley to the steps of the Capitol". The Shenandoah Valley lies in Virginia, well to the south and west of Gettysburg and would take the troops away from Washington DC. The actual path from Gettysburg to Washington DC is due south, through Maryland. See more »


[to Vince and Andy]
Lt. Winters: You two men don't have the sense of a jackass between ya!
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References The Outer Limits: Tribunal (1999) See more »

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Confusing Time Disruption
2 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most prominent themes in Science Fictoin, is the use of time manipulation. The rule is generally that time is immutable. in other words, you can't go back and mess with it. In this one, a young doctor and his friend are at a Civil War re-enactment at the Gettysburg battlefield. One is going to play a Union medic and the other a Confederate soldier. The latter has lived a life of desperation, unhappy with his lot. He is a bigot and believes that if the South had won the war, things would be better. Enter, a photographer with a Matthew Brady camera. He poses the two men and when the camera clicks, they are thrust into the battlefield in real time. They are picked up by Lee's forces and are kept prisoner. A series of rather unbelievable events occur where they try to manipulate their situations. A Captain who is going crazy from meningitis symptoms is in command and nothing they say can change things. The young medic is made to change sides in order to treat the troops, which he does so willingly. They are trying to get back, enlisting the help of the photographer, but the young zealot sees this as his chance to change things "for the better" in his eyes. This is an uneven, strange episode, with lots of weird implications. The wrap up is a bit confusing.

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