The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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In his own garage, a discredited scientist creates intelligent, insect-like creatures that were yielded by soil samples from Mars.


Stuart Gillard


George R.R. Martin (novel), Melinda M. Snodgrass (teleplay) (as Melinda Snodgrass)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Beau Bridges ... Dr. Simon Kress
Helen Shaver ... Cathy Kress
Dylan Bridges Dylan Bridges ... Josh Kress
Kim Coates ... Dave Stockley
Lloyd Bridges ... Col. Kress
Patricia Harras ... Debbie
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Security Captain
Deryl Hayes ... Policeman
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders ... Lab Assistant
J.B. Bivens ... Mover
David Cameron David Cameron ... Technician #1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Obray Brandon Obray ... Todd Brantley (scenes deleted)


When his research project is closed down, Simon Kress rescues a few of its living subjects and transplants them to a recreation of their native Martian environment in his barn. They grow and learn, but then Kress makes an error with disastrous implications. Written by CommanderBalok

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26 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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The Control eye (before the opening title) is partly based from the "ANNUIT COEPTIS" all-seeing eye, on the back of a standard US $1.00 bill. See more »


In the scene about 01:09:00 into the movie Dr. Simon Kress is in the bathroom throwing up in the toilet and it cuts to him sitting on the floor of the bathroom next to the toilet, and then the toilet slightly moves. Furthermore you can see that it is not anchored to the floor and doesn't have a water supply line and shut off valve coming out of the wall, I'm surprised nobody else has noticed this it's clearly visible at 1:09:20. See more »


The Control Voice: Some of man's greatest achievements have been motivated by a driving need for love and acceptance. What happens when that need for recognition becomes a desire to be revered and then worshipped like a god?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Another goof at 1:14:54
8 July 2019 | by nativehbcalgalSee all my reviews

The wife drove away in the silver car, assuming the car is with her since they showed the Auto Ferry leaving the area of the grandfather's house. The scene after shows that same car back at the house.

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