The Outer Limits: Season 7, Episode 21

The Human Factor (11 Jan. 2002)

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In the year 2084, humans fight an android whose artificial intelligence has determined humans must no longer be allowed to spread colonies throughout space.



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Commander Ellis Ward
Talia Ranger ...
Laara Sadiq
Stephen Spender ...
Catherine Zak ...
Jen Ward


In the year 2084, humans fight an android whose artificial intelligence has determined humans must no longer be allowed to spread colonies throughout space.

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Although this episode shares its title with an episode of The Outer Limits (1963), namely The Outer Limits: The Human Factor (1963), it is not a remake of that episode and they have no connection beyond the title. See more »


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The Outer Limits Slide Into Obscurity
18 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot is interesting. A group of astronauts are on board a ship that has been sent to create a biosphere. There is all kinds of conflict because the politicians on Earth are finding ways to destroy the planet. An android, who is hooked up to the computer on the ship, decides to activate a destruct sequence because in his "mind" he sees the human race as an infestation. The sad thing is that the final two episodes, the producers dredge up scenes from past episodes, which really don't work. For a few bucks, they could have created a set of original dramatic examples that would have progressed a reasonably adroit offering. Instead, those of us who saw all these previous shows wouldn't sit there saying, "But in that plot ........" Which means that a group of writers sit in a room for a few days trying like hell to patch together this drivel. As usual, there is quite a cynical denouement.

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