The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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Dark Child 

A single mother's memories of being abducted by aliens resurface when her story appears in a newspaper article. Her moody teenage daughter has an English teacher that is helping her, but also seems familiar to her mother.


Steve Anker


Michael Sloan


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Episode credited cast:
Andrew Airlie ... Marcus Fellows
Gracie P. Aylward Gracie P. Aylward ... Lucy (as Patty 'Gracie' Aylward)
Kevin Conway ... Control Voice (voice)
Rhonda Dent ... Young Laura Sinclair
Kathleen Duborg ... Karen McDonald
Nora Dunn ... Laura Sinclair
Danny Dworkis ... Harry (as Danny Danado)
Chris Gibson Chris Gibson ... Pharmacist
Katharine Isabelle ... Tammy Sinclair
Christine Kennedy Christine Kennedy ... Candace
Brandy Kopp ... Marilyn (as Brandy Heidrick)
Neil Schell ... Dr. Campbell
Jane Sowerby Jane Sowerby ... Susan
Dallas Thompson Dallas Thompson ... Allyson
David Thomson David Thomson ... Mr. Garvey


Seventeen years ago single mother Laura Sinclair was abducted by aliens, but no one would believe her. A newspaper article about alien abductions and her recurring nightmares threaten to distance her from her moody teen-aged daughter, Tammy. Tammy's new English teacher, Marcus Fellows seems to have quite a positive effect on her who also seems very familiar to Laura. Written by laird-3

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Doggon English Teacher!
18 December 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A woman who professed that she was abducted by aliens, finds her picture posted in a tabloid, leading to great embarrassment. Unfortunately, it really happened, but, of course, she is seen as a nut case by everyone, including her daughter. There is a lot of sparring between the two as the mother goes through a sort of living hell. She has horrible dreams, recreating the horrible incident in her mind, screaming at night. Meanwhile, the daughter, who is now an outcast, has been embraced by her English teacher, who is getting her straightened out. Her grades have been going up. The kicker is that the mother has seen this guy in her dreams, believing him to be a fellow abductee. This all plays out somewhat interestingly, but it's not all that captivating.

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4 January 2002 (Canada) See more »

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