The Outer Limits: Season 2, Episode 11

The Refuge (5 Apr. 1996)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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A man walking through a snow storm suddenly finds himself at a refuge. They tell him that the entire world is covered in ice. Just as he begins to fall in love with someone, the people's personalities suddenly change. What's happening?



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Episode complete credited cast:
Raymond Dalton
Gina Beaumont
David McNally ...
Thomas Vallé
Justine Vallé
Lisa Melilli ...
Debi Richardson
Paul Jarrett ...
Dr. Franklin Dreiden
Lorretta Bailey ...
Sister Angelique
Sanford Vallé
Joel Haas
David Cohen
Warren Takeuchi ...
Male Med Tech
Lorraine Landry ...
Female Med Tech


Caught in a freezing blizzard, Raymond Dalton loses consciousness in the snow. He awakens to find himself in the Refuge, a self-contained and self-sufficient house built by Sanford Vallé. He was taken in by the attractive Gina Beaumont who clearly was not supposed to do so. Vallé explains to Raymond that the Earth has undergone a new ice age brought about by a bacteria that polymerized water allowing water to freeze at a much higher temperature. There are 7 others living in the house and with the exception of Gina, they seem to be quite an odd crew. Suddenly however, the characters all adopt a different personality. When it happens again, an explanation begins to take shape. Written by garykmcd

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The Control Voice: A safe place, warm and quiet; a place to rest and recover. When all is said and done, isn't that what we all want... a safe place in someone's home, or someone's heart?
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one of my favorite episodes
17 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the first time i saw this episode, i had no idea what i was watching, as I had missed the opening (the voice of control) The first thirty or forty minutes were so bizarre and intriguing I couldn't stop watching. The way the various characters went from one role to another was just mind blowing to me. When the originals were run I worked night shift and never saw them so this was a brand new show to me, so I still catch the sci fi marathons whenever I can. It hooked me on the "NEW outer limits" and I am still trying to catch up on the episodes I have missed. I will not do the "spoiler" thing here but the whole story completely blew me away and has made me a fan of the show.

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