The Outer Limits

Think Like a Dinosaur

Season 7, Ep 8, Aired 6/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael Burr is the only permanent human occupant of the Tuulen station, situated on a vast empty plain of the Moon. His companions are the Hanen, an emotionless lizard-like alien species who have developed a highly advanced means of long distance travel by 'jumping' through space. Achieved by creating an exact duplicate of the jumper, the copy is reconstituted at the destination point and the original destroyed, thus leaving only one. Kamala Shastri is one of the test jumpers to arrive for travel to the planet Gend, but in the final stage of the transfer, something inexplicable happens. Confirmation of her duplicate's arrival is not received from Gend and the procedure is temporarily aborted. When it's later determined that Kamala's copy does indeed exist, Michael is called upon to balance the equation and eliminate the original. Michael knows the human race is desperate to access a technology that would allow them to leave behind a planet now virtually destroyed by pollution and over population. He also knows it is imperative that he avoid a protocol breach with the Hanen, but can he bring himself to kill Kamala?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Conway

    The Control Voice

  • Jorge Montesi

  • Mark Stern

  • James Patrick Kelly

  • Enrico Colantoni

    Michael Burr

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • [Closing Narration] Control Voice: As we persue technological advancement we should be careful not to abandon out humanity in the process.

    • [Opening Narration] Control Voice: We believe that human advancement should be attained at almost any cost but what if the ultimate payment is one's soul?

    Notes (1)

    • Based on the Hugo Award-winning short story "Think Like a Dinosaur" by James Patrick Kelly.

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