The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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A man is arrested for killing another and claims he is possessed by an alien. As he convinces one of the detectives through mental images, her partner is questioning another witness who was also there.

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Martin Cummins

Writers:

Chris Ruppenthal (excerpts by), Alan Brennert (excerpts by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Megan Gallagher ... Detective Terry Russo
Nicholas Campbell ... Frank Daniels
Michael Riley ... Gerard
William McNamara ... Kimble
Gillian Barber ... Lt. Bateson
Martin Cummins ... Esterhaus
Benz Antoine ... Larue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonnie Catterson ... Blonde Woman (archive footage)
Candice Connelly Candice Connelly ... Woman in Cream Dress (archive footage)
John 'Bear' Curtis ... Blacksmith (archive footage)
Deni DeLory ... Annie Chapman (archive footage)
Cary Elwes ... Dr. John York (archive footage)
Michelle Forbes ... F.B.I. Agent Jamie Pratt (archive footage)
Esai Morales ... Frank Kelton (archive footage)
Amanda Plummer ... Dr. Theresa Given (archive footage)
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A man is arrested for killing another and claims he is possessed by an alien. As he convinces one of the detectives through mental images, her partner is questioning another witness who was also there.

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TV-PG
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Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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This episode features archive footage from episode #2.1, A Stitch In Time, with Michelle Forbes and Amanda Plummer. See more »

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Features The Outer Limits: Ripper (1999) See more »

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Once More Into the Breach
15 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

"The Outer Limits" goes to the well again with their scene driven narrative. Once again they dredge up scenes from previous episodes to return to the Jack the Ripper thing with the alien presence brought into the future to wreak havoc. This one is a little tighter than the others because they stay true to one of the originals. If they had just gone on to continue the story, there would have been no need to contrive things that originally had nothing to do with the story. The Ripper, in this case, is a being that kills and then moves into the bodies of unsuspecting people. One of these is brought to a police station where he narrates through a kind of transference of brain images to the pretty young detective and her partner. Of course, each of these scenes is familiar to a loyal viewer. The difference is that there is quite a satisfying conclusion, unlike the previous efforts. I'll be interested to see what they do with season 6 which I'm about to embark on.


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