The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 18

The Light Brigade (23 Jun. 1996)

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Major Skokes returns (Quality of Mercy) to the war against the aliens. He's been stationed aboard a ship making a last ditch effort to destroy the alien home world as a Re-commissioned ... See full summary »

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Major Skokes returns (Quality of Mercy) to the war against the aliens. He's been stationed aboard a ship making a last ditch effort to destroy the alien home world as a Re-commissioned Prisoner of War. After the ship is attacked only a handful of survivors, suffering from lethal doses of radiation, attempt to complete the mission, and end the war. Written by kamas716

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The title is based on the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. See more »

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Not All That Well Conceived
12 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wil Wheaton must have done this pretty close to his Wesley Crusher days. This is a sequel to a previous episode which left us hanging (just a bit). A crew is on its way to a planet, populated by those who have conquered earth. They are going to deliver a weapon and destroy the planet. However, it is a suicide mission. Somehow, word of their mission was intercepted and they are attacked. Unfortunately, the few that are left receive lethal doses of radiation and will die soon. The agree to carry out the mission, despite the fact they will never see the results. The obstacles are presented by the damage to the ship and the difficulty of arming the bomb. There is the usual macho stuff going on. Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" becomes a part of the plot though I never really understood. Of course, the poem is about the brigade of six hundred in the Crimean war, who went on a similar suicide mission ("Ours not to reason why…..etc.) Anyway, through courageous maneuvers they come to the crisis point and must act. It just seemed a bit trite for me.


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