CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 11, Episode 16

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (24 Feb. 2011)

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When two people who were thought to be dead come back to life, the evidence leads CSI back to a discredited ex-professor who conducted bizarre death-related experiments in the 1970s.

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The team expects bloody murder after Nate's escape, but in stead two 'corpses' seem resurrected, in Max Ferris's case even during 'autopsy'. The crucial factor is a natural toxins combination, not unlike voodoo-zombie-powder. This and the subjects' identity all lead to retired professor Dr. Aden, who used it in secret 1970s near-death research for the Pentagon. Written by KGF Vissers

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The title is a parody of Dr. Timothy Leary's most famous quote of "Turn on, tune in, drop out". See more »

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David is about to perform an autopsy. He's been touching the body, clothes, and personal effects, when he gets a call. He doesn't take off the rubber gloves to answer the call, transferring germs to the phone, leaving himself and other liable to pick up the germs. See more »

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When two supposedly dead bodies come back to life, the team discovers a 30 year old science program at a university that dealt in bizarre aspects of science. Guest star former WKRP DJ Howard Hessemen plays a retired discredited professor that led the project. But some modern day students have discovered his work in an old lab and are trying to make one of his experiments a reality. Meanwhile, the fallout of Nate Haskell's escape haunts Langston.

Reviewer's Comment: My only issue with this episode is that it feels like a ripoff of 'Fringe'. The old slightly weird scientist, the lab that has been locked up for a long time, the bizarre experiments, the unforeseen results, all feel like a Fringe episode. They even have a metal, water filled sensory deprivation tank in the lab. Just a bit too much for any fan of Fringe.


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