The Outer Limits: Season 4, Episode 5

In the Zone (20 Feb. 1998)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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Tanner Brooks has his reflexes artificially enhanced to win one last Octal tournament which involves deadly lasers and hand-to-hand battles. Afterwards Tanner appears to be prematurely aging and will have to make a desperate decision.



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Tanner Brooks is a professional athlete who has one last chance at winning the championship. The futuristic game involves fighting your opponent in an enclosed ring while evading laser fire. Brooks is getting older now and winning matches is getting more and more difficult. He's approached by a scientist, Michael Chen, who has developed a way to vastly improve a person speed and reflexes. Tanner has great success in the tournament but as he reaches the championship match, side effects from the treatment begin to take hold. Chen refuses any further treatments so Tanner breaks into the lab to treat himself. The results are of quantum proportions. Written by garykmcd

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The Game is the Thing
22 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without logically developed plots, something like this goes nowhere. Pat Morita has another Karate Kid here in the guise of a kind of ultimate fighter. He has never attained his main goal of winning a huge tournament. He is approached by Morita and offered an opportunity to excel by using some really weird system that will slow down time. At no time is it adequately explained and while he is successful, it is taking a real toll on his body. He is also flipping in and out of reality. His beautiful wife wants him to quit but he is obsessed with the glamor of being a winner. Everything that happens is left unexplained. There is no real science at work here so we just have to take Morita's word for it that things will work. The conclusion is utterly without substance. Just another tale lacking in true scientific imagination

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