The Outer Limits: Season 1, Episode 13

Quality of Mercy (16 Jun. 1995)

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Major John Skokes has been captured by the seemingly unbeatable aliens currently warring on Earth. His companion is a young Cadet captured on a training flight, Bree Tristan. Skokes must ... See full summary »

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Major John Skokes has been captured by the seemingly unbeatable aliens currently warring on Earth. His companion is a young Cadet captured on a training flight, Bree Tristan. Skokes must find a way out of the dank prison for himself and his fellow prisoner before the aliens succeed in converting her to one of their own species! Written by CommanderBalok

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The title is from a quote from William Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice" - "The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven". See more »

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Cadet 2nd Class Bree Tristan: They're not changing me - they're changing me back.
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What an Episode!!
12 November 2006 | by (london england) – See all my reviews

I am old enough to remember the original Twilight Zone and Outher Limits series on TV. The newer Twilight Zone series was disappointing at times, but the New Outer Limits was always thought-provoking and adult sci-fi at its best. Quality of Mercy is perhaps the best episode EVER of The new Outer Limits, and that's saying something! And this is the best thing Robert Patrick's ever done!! What a shock, depressing, sickening ending!! It was a real shame that this series came to the end of its run, and when are we going to get the complete collection here in the UK on DVD? We're always the last to get the cool stuff. Anyway, regardless of that, this particular story gets full marks on every count!


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