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"The Outer Limits" Music of the Spheres (1997)

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Original Air Date:
9 May 1997 (Season 3, Episode 14)
A college student records what he believes to be an intelligent transmission from outer space, but when younger people are drawn to listening to it, they begin to undergo a terrifying transformation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Emory Taylor

Joshua Jackson ... Devon Taylor
Larry Musser ... Dr. Evan Swift

Anna Hagan ... Dr. Riddle

Kirsten Dunst ... Joyce Taylor
Ryan Taylor ... Vic

Jonathan Whittaker ... Colonel Bowen

David Kaye ... News Anchor
Ronin Wong ... Doctor #1
Kamilyn Kaneko ... Kelly
Andrew Younghusband ... D.J.

Gina Chiarelli ... Doctor #2
Douglas Newell ... Principal
Freda Perry ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Warry-Smith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Barnes  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
Bill Froehlich .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Glassner .... executive producer
Richard Barton Lewis .... executive producer (as Richard B. Lewis)
John Watson .... executive producer
Brad Wright .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Joel Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Richard Wincenty (director of photography) (as Rick Wincenty)
Film Editing by
Judy Andreson 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan  (as Steve Geaghan)
Art Direction by
Lawrence F. Pevec  (as Lawrence Pevec)
Set Decoration by
Barry W. Brolly  (as Barry Brolly)
Costume Design by
Stephanie Nolin 
Makeup Department
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup artist (as Fay Von Schroeder)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Lynn Barr .... production manager
Michael S. McLean .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director
Ella Kutschera .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Roland-Marie Gervais .... head painter (as Roland Gervais)
Jim LeBlanc .... property master
Mark Prior .... assistant decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound editor
Dean Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
William Skinner .... sound mixer (as Bill Skinner)
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mark Noda .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Blacklock .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Steve Anker .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Gore .... visual effects coordinator
Robert Habros .... visual effects executive
Simon Lacey .... visual effects coordinator
Paolo G. Venturi .... graphics supervisor
John Wardlow .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Boyle .... chief lighting technician
David J. Dawson .... key grip (as Dave Dawson)
Chris McMullin .... camera operator
Jerry Uelsmann .... main title photographer
Tim Heller .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Bette Chadwick .... additional casting
Editorial Department
Ben Brafman .... post-production coordinator
Elizabeth Pechlaner .... assistant editor (as Elisabeth Pechlaner)
Music Department
Mark Mancina .... composer: theme
John Van Tongeren .... composer: theme
Shawn Pierce .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Darla Nathorst .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Donald R. Beck .... title designer
Cheryl Cedrone .... assistant to executive producer
Cynthia Chapman .... production coordinator
Danielle de Smit .... script supervisor
Chris Dickie .... story editor
Sam Egan .... senior executive script consultant
Greg Jackson .... location manager
Victoria James .... production associate
James Nadler .... supervising executive: Atlantis
Alexa Ort .... assistant to executive producer
Elaine Scott .... business affairs
Naren Shankar .... executive story consultant
Gordon Smith .... production accountant
Joseph Stefano .... executive consultant
Mark Stern .... supervising executive: Trilogy
Leslie Stevens .... program consultant
Danielle Stokdyk .... representative: Trilogy Entertainment North (as Danielle Stein Stokdyk)
Sue Valencia .... legal counsel
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group (uncredited)
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Tracey Renyard .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Tom Tennisco .... assistant script coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Special EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

45 min

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An Intriguing Concept, 19 May 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

This episode focuses primarily on a brother and a sister. The brother is a university TA who spends every waking moment listening to "noise" that come from a distant star system. He knows there's a pattern but can't really figure it out. He makes a tape of this and leaves it on his deck (sounds like a hundred years ago, now) and his sister, played by Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) picks up the headphones and begins listening to it. She drops into a state of orgasmic euphoria and has the need to share this with all her friends. At a rave the kids become totally enraptured with the "music" and begin to show symptoms of a plague-like manifestation on their skin. They become incredibly ill. The brother tries to convince his scientist/widower/father that it is the music that is causing this. At first, the authorities can't buy this but, before long, see that he has a point. While I found the episode somewhat creative, every once in a while, this series got sappy and maudlin. I felt they slipped into this again as the story concluded. I remember laughing when I first saw this some 17 years ago. I got a little of that this time as well. Just a personal response.

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