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 ...
Joe Benton
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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Per the title, Gettysburg is a small town in Pennsylvania where on 1-3 July 1863 a decisive battle occurred during the American Civil War stopping an invasion of the north by Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virigina. At the dedication of the military cemetery President Abraham Lincoln delivered a few remarks now known as "The Gettysburg Address" that is now regarded as one of the most elegant and important speeches in American history. See more »


The Confederate flag that is referred to as a Confederate Battle Flag is actually the Confederate Naval Flag, only used by the Confederate Navy. A true Confederate Battle flag was square. 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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Featured in The Outer Limits: Time to Time (2001) See more »

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About Gettysberg
25 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The episode is about a time travelling cameramen who sends two men back to the battle of Gettysberg because one of them will shoot a black president here in the future. The plan goes awry when due to the accidental transporting of a confederate soldier through time to the assassination who attempts to shoot a Lincoln lookalike and hit the president. Meanwhile one of the men wants to get back to his own time and the other discovers he wants to fight, he tries to and is fatally wounded while the other gets the chance to return to his own time discovering something about a photograph of the battle he hadn't noticed before, the time traveller is there watching as the assassination happens again.

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