The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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Caught in the Act 

A bashful woman gets possessed by an incorporeal alien that feeds on sexual energy. A series of killings starts. Her boyfriend, his scientist friend and a skeptical cop try find a way to stop the alien without killing her in the process.



(as Rob Forsyth)

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Jay Patton
... Professor Hugaro
... Detective Barnett
... Hannah Valesic
Stephen Fanning ... Karl
... Quarterback
... John
... Lisa
... Cop
... Doctor
... Clerk


Hannah Valesic and her boyfriend Jay Patton have been dating for a year now. They have yet to have sex with Hannah preferring to wait until they're married. That's okay with Jay who is very much in love with her. When a small object crashes through the ceiling into her bedroom, the chaste Hannah is turned into a lustful creature demanding sex from everyone she meets. In her lust however, she absorbs her victim entirely. Her first victim is the star football player and his disappearance prompts a police investigation. Jay seeks help from Professor Hugaro whose subsequent research on the topic reveals a history of similar strange deaths. Written by garykmcd

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1 July 1995 (USA)  »

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When he's leaving the school and sees Hannah in the sports car with that other guy, a boy and girl are entering the building. After he's yelled out to her the same couple start to enter the building. Couldn't they have found a different couple for the second part. No chance they would enter the building twice within 10 seconds. See more »


[last lines]
The Control Voice: The urge to hunt and kill, the need to mate and multiply - these are our most primitive human drives, but they pale in comparison to the most powerful human drive of all: the need for love.
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Featured in The Outer Limits: The Voice of Reason (1995) See more »

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Somewhat Provocative but Overall Pretty Uninspired
12 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

This has a somewhat interesting setup, but the logic that follows just never seems to work. The plot has to do with a virginal young college student and her boyfriend. They are waiting until they are married to have sex. One night after they have been together, he leaves, and a very phallic artifact comes through her ceiling, sticking to the floor. When she investigates, a green, ghostly thing is released and clamps itself over her face. She is now transformed into a sex starved vamp. She seduces men and when they are engaged, she absorbs them, literally. Apparently, she has to continue to find more victims (like "The Wasp Woman" or the plant in "The Little Shop of Horrors") to feed her voracious appetite. Of course, it's not her; its the thing commanding her body. The episode continues with the boyfriend/biology TA trying to figure things out. He has found the strange object and takes it to his boss professor who analyzes it. Meanwhile, our young man is taken into custody as the jealous murderer of the missing victims. What happens at the end is so hokey as to be laughable. See it and draw your own conclusions. Other than the obviously voyeuristic things, I'm not sure what there is to recommend this.

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