The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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Identity Crisis 

After the military devises a way to transfer a soldier's mind temporarily into an better android body, what do they do when the soldier's original body dies?




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Episode cast overview:
Captain Cotter McCoy
Dr. Greg Olander
Colonel Pete Butler
Dale Wilson ...
General Langston Chase
Sally McCoy
John McConnach ...
Awaovieyi Agie ...


The military has found a way to transfer a soldier's mind into the body of an android. Capt. Cotter McCoy has successfully undergone the transference on several occasions and the android's body is much stronger and more resilient than its human counterpart. As they begin the last round of tests, they again transfer McCoy's mind into his android counterpart but a circuit overload destroys McCoy's human body. They still don't know how long a human mind can stay in an android's brain however. Previous experiments suggest that his mental abilities will deteriorate over 12 hours or so. When McCoy is refused permission to see his wife, he escapes only to learn that someone sabotaged the equipment. Written by garykmcd

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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All Motives Military!
30 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Lou Diamond Phillips is a bit of a Guinea pig. He is part of a project to transfer the mind of a human into the body of an indestructible android. This would allow a battalion of these things to engage in battle. Of course, they are always interested in killing machines. Phillips sits in a booth and his mind goes into this new body that is impervious to nearly everything, including huge jolts of electricity. After the experiments, his mind is returned to him and his life is normal. One day he leaves his beautiful wife and wonderful home and goes back to the lab. This time something goes wrong. Everything goes haywire and his earthly body is destroyed. Now he is stuck in his android body and it, too, is malfunctioning. He only has a short time. Meanwhile, the government, seeing the implications of such a thing running loose, set out to destroy him. At this point, everything becomes an even bigger reach. The conclusion is way too pat but see for yourself.

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