The Outer Limits: Season 4, Episode 14

To Tell the Truth (24 Apr. 1998)

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The founder of a colony on Janus Five believes that their sun will explode, however the council chairman resists his pleas to move the colony because he was found to have been wrong before.

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Dr. Larry Chambers
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Amanda Harper
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Ian Harper
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Stanley Fenton
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On an Earth colony deep in space, Dr. Larry Chambers has been studying their new sun. His simulation model however suggests that a solar flare of catastrophic proportions will destroy the colony within a few days. The problem is that he can't get anyone to believe him as the result of an incorrect prediction he made five years ago that the colony would be destroyed from volcanic eruptions. The head of the colony, Franklin Murdoch, wants to avoid any possibility that some of the colonists might evacuate and so arranges for Chambers to be falsely identified as one of the alien race they had pushed out when establishing the colony 20 years ago. It leads to tragedy for all of the colonists. Written by garykmcd

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The title comes from the American game show 'To Tell The Truth (1956)' hosted by Bud Collyer where a panel was given three contestants who had a unique occupation, experience or story, but only one contestant was telling the truth and the panel had to identify him or her. See more »

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The Control Voice: Mankind will be forever doomed to destruction if we continue to ask for the truth, but then refuse to listen.
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