Capt. Miles Davidow is rescued from an Earth base after a resupply ship crashed on landing in the Aphrodite Highlands of Venus destroying much of the base that had been built there. Davidow survived with one other and they took refuge in the lab but with insufficient oxygen, his colleague committed suicide. Seven months after his rescue, he's back on Earth undergoing various tests and they discover that after undergoing radiation treatment he produces a body part. Fearing that he may be infected, Davidow is confined to an isolation unit until they determine he isn't a danger to the general population. Tests are inconclusive but radiation seems to trigger the growth. Faced with his possible execution, his wife Kate Girard has a different proposal. Written by
Did You Know?
In this episode of Outer Limits, Jim Byrnes plays Gary Latimer. He also played Joe Dawson in the Highlander
(1992) TV series from 1993-1998. The Joining was aired around the same time that Highlander ended and this episode contains references to a space supply ship which is called Highlander. See more
Capt. Miles Davidow wears a uniform where the American flag on the right shoulder is forward facing (stars on the left), rather than reverse (stars on the right), per protocol. See more
The Control Voice
It is nature's imperative that the differences among us endure, but what if we can no longer distinguish one being from another?