The Outer Limits: Season 5, Episode 6

Joyride (26 Feb. 1999)

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An American Project Mercury astronaut who had aborted his flight due to some mysterious purple lights in space has a chance to revisit the experience on a private space flight sponsored by an American billionaire.

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Theodore Harris
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Lil Vaughn
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Martin Reese
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Barbara Chafey
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Ty Chafey
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Wayne
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Carlton Powers
Peter Bryant ...
Commander Sullivan
Pamela Perry ...
Madelaine Parkhurst
G. Patrick Currie ...
Young Harris (as Gerry Currie)
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Committee Member
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Brain Wakefield
Paul Magel ...
Navy Frogman
Joanna Piros ...
Reporter #1
Kevin Hayes ...
Reporter #2
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An American Project Mercury astronaut who had aborted his flight due to some mysterious purple lights in space has a chance to revisit the experience on a private space flight sponsored by an American billionaire.

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While aboard the Aspire 7, Theodore Harris (Cliff Robertson / G. Patrick Currie) encountered the aliens on September 16, 1963, the same day that The Outer Limits (1963) pilot episode The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being (1963) was first broadcast. Robertson played the protagonist, Alan Maxwell, in that episode. See more »

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Cliff Robertson's character is an astronaut who has lived a life of disgrace when he lost it after seeing a sort of cosmic mass of color and light. It moved in on him, causing him to abort his mission. Now, at seventy-five, he wants a second chance. The conditions are nearly identical to the time some thirty years earlier that he had his space breakdown. NASA won't give him the opportunity, but a venture capitalist played by Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure) wants him along on his commercial flight. For Cliff, this is a chance to re-experience the trip and clear his name. On board are a couple of incompatible newlyweds who won a contest, a tough female reporter, and a sort of National Enquirer type guy, whiny and cynical. There is gratuitous sex and other distractions. Cliff is mostly stable but proves a loose cannon. We know that light is going to show up at some point. I found the episode both unsatisfying and downright forgettable. Robertson's character is the only attractive one and the ending destroyed any reality the thing had.


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