The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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In the late 23rd century, an outdated starship is on a ten-year reclamation project. The crew is in suspended animation and awakes to find a mysterious object floating in space. The pod ... See full summary »

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Captain Ira Merit
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Curtis Sandoval (as Maximilian Martini)
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Augie Berger
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In the late 23rd century, an outdated starship is on a ten-year reclamation project. The crew is in suspended animation and awakes to find a mysterious object floating in space. The pod contains the body of a rebel who was seemingly executed 150 years earlier for the slaughter of more than a million people. However, it turns out that he is still alive. Written by laird-3

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Gwen Hutchinson: In the year 2102, the United States of North America officially became the North American Corporation, or "the Company", as it was commonly called. The North American electorate became shareholders with all the rights and privileges of ownership. The truth was that the people were the Company's employees with no real rights and no privileges. In 2291, the Company sent five ships out on a reclamation project in the far reaches of the solar system. One of those ships was the ...
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What a Depressing, Sad Future
2 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

An indifferent corporate world has taken the place of government. The world is filled with unhappy people who scramble to make money for the evil bosses. We find ourselves on a commercial ship, looking for space junk to bring back. In the process, a floating coffin comes into view. Because it is made of valuable metal, it is brought on board. As luck would have it, the greedy crew quickly opens it an finds a man (played by Corbin Bernsen) who is in this coffin because he had become recognized as one responsible for the murders of billions. What transpires is that murders begin to be committed on board. What we don't know is whether the Bernsen character (Nygard) or another one of the crew is responsible. Nygard quickly gains control of the ship. But several clues tell us that he can't have been responsible for all the carnage. As a matter of fact, he insists that he had become the scapegoat for the mega-corporation and the his actions were forced on him. It's another of those depressing, claustrophobic nightmares on board a ship that seems to have delighted the writers of The Outer Limits.


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