A amber-like cocoon mass found in ancient burial chamber begins to affect a man imprinting him with the last memories of a long suspended alien and begins to affect his life and decisions.





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Episode cast overview:
Natalie Grainger
Curtis Grainger
Peter Wilds
Emmet Harley
Alien / Alien Doctor
Patricia Dahlquist ...


While searching for evidence of an advanced neolithic culture archaeologists find a burial chamber. There are what appear to be several human skeletons but most fascinating is a skeleton wrapped in a resin-like material. Expedition leader Nathalie Granger insists that they continue excavating the site themselves keeping what they've found secret lest someone else take the credit from them. As the cocoon dissolves, Nathalie's husband Curtis feels like something has entered his mind and sees images of a battle with a group of primitive humans. The creature, which Curtis feels is of alien origin, begins to reconstitute itself and one of the expedition members starts to be more concerned about the profit they could make rather than the scientific value of the find. Curtis - and a reluctant Nathalie - decide to save the creature. Written by garykmcd

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7 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Per the title, a sarcophagus is a funeral receptacle or coffin for a corpse most commonly carved or cut from stone and usually found in ancient Egypt. See more »

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The Doctor Is Out
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An overzealous archaeologist makes the discovery of the century when she finds an alien life form buried in a cave. She and her cohorts, including her long suffering husband, work to get the thing cleaned up. She is afraid to call in experts, fearing they will steal her credit. Meanwhile, the people who have worked with her, lo these many years, stage a mutiny, led by Robert Picardo, the holographic doctor on Star Trek Voyager. He sees big bucks here and fears she is just after credit and will leave them with nothing to show for all their efforts. It doesn't take long to talk the other guys into following him. They know she is an incredibly strong personality. She has been pushing her husband around since they married and he is near the end of his rope. Things get really complicated because the thing begins to regenerate and come to life. The husband has touched it and a kind of force goes through his body and he sees horrible creatures attacking. It is in the mind of the alien. It all went well to here. The way they end it is another example of an inability to close the case. My reaction was, "Did I just waste a whole hour." Not terrible but very disappointing and not character driven at all.

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