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"The Outer Limits" Hearts and Minds (1998)

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Original Air Date:
6 February 1998 (Season 4, Episode 3)
Soldiers are on a mission to kill aliens on a distant planet to protect a mineral necessary and profitable for earth. The soldiers are injected with a drug to enhance their abilities which has consequences when until the drug wears off. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Christine Elise ... Lieutenant Rosen
Miguel Fernandes ... Captain Tavernier (as Miguel Fernández)

Dylan Walsh ... Sgt. Eldritch

Vincent Gale ... Corporal Hawthorne

Heather Hanson ... Archer

Tong Lung ... Asian Leader
Darryl Quon ... Asian Worker
Michael Todd ... Alien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Conway ... The Control Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Brad Turner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Naren Shankar  written by
Leslie Stevens  created by (uncredited)

Produced by
Brent-Karl Clackson .... producer (as Brent Karl Clackson)
Pen Densham .... executive producer
Sally Dixon .... associate producer
Sam Egan .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Glassner .... executive producer
Richard Barton Lewis .... executive producer (as Richard B. Lewis)
Leslie Stevens .... consulting producer
John Watson .... executive producer
Brad Wright .... co-executive producer
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan 
Makeup Department
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Rhonda L. Moore .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Art Department
Tiara Motem .... property buyer
Mark Prior .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Mark Noda .... boom operator
Iain Pattison .... additional re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Allinson .... special effects best boy
Darcy Davis .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Mark Benard .... visual effects producer
Matthew Gore .... visual effects producer
Richard Trus .... facility visual effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Jennifer Pearson .... assistant post-production coordinator
Music Department
Shawn Pierce .... music editor
Transportation Department
Steve Ellis .... transportation
Other crew
Bob Bedard .... sous chef
Chris Dickie .... story editor
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group
Bill Froehlich .... senior executive script consultant
Kathleen Higgins .... script coordinator
Naren Shankar .... executive story consultant
Joseph Stefano .... executive consultant
Leslie Stevens .... program consultant
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Leslie Stevens .... story editor (uncredited)

Additional Details

45 min

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They call the energy source that is being mined "pergium". This is also the name used for an energy ore in the Star Trek original series episode "The Devil in the Dark".See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Energy Wars!, 22 May 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

A group of mercenaries is on what appears to be a moon or planet. The planet contains minerals that are critical to Earth's energy supply. The people have been hired to kill "bugs" (like in Starship Troopers) who are preventing the Earth excavators from mining the good stuff. It is a really tense episode as the crew confronts what they believe are insignificant garbage. This takes a different turn when one of the characters has her supply of a kind of nutrient blocked so she has to confront the worrisome creatures without protection. There is a macho dynamic here. There is great suspicion all along and several hints as to what is going on. This teaches us some lessons about our dependence on energy resources. It also has to do with the potential for compassion for those we don't really understand. Apparently, the budget for this show grew a bit by this time. A worthy effort.

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