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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13


    Aired 5/12/95

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Parallel Lives


  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Many Faces of Alex

    Aired 5/5/95

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Control Freak

    Aired 4/28/95

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Send Me An Angel


  • Cast & Crew
  • Will Patton

    Dr. Frank Morgan [epiodes 1 - 4]

  • Anthony Stewart Head

    Oliver Sampson [episodes 5 - 13]

  • Michael Easton


  • Lori Singer

    Sydney Bloom

  • Louise Fletcher

    Nora Bloom

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the VR.5 guide at TV.com. What if you could peer into the deepest subconscious dreams of another person with a simple phone call? Sydney Bloom can, and an adventure both terrifying and beautiful begins in "VR.5". "VR.5", or Virtual Reality Level 5, is a region of cyberspace that hobbyist Sydney Bloom (Lori Singer) stumbles into with her homemade VR gear. She discovers by accident that she can draw people into a virtual landscape wherein events can subconscious effect the person's waking behavior, and can reveal information that the person may be hiding even from themselves. Seeking the aid of VR guru Dr. Frank Morgan (Will Patton) she hones her skills, and draws the attention of an invisible security organization, "the Committee", and finds her unique ability to enter the subconscious mind of people over the phone harnessed to the Committee's agenda. To avoid becoming lost in her newfound skill, she keeps the counsel of her childhood friend Duncan (Michael Easton) - part Zen master, part pop-culture maeven. His knowledge of philosophical systems helps to balance her instinctive rooting in technology. During the course of her "assignments" for the Committee, she loses Dr. Morgan, only to be assigned the mysterious Oliver Sampson (Anthony Stewart Head) as her controller. Also during the process, she discovers disturbing bits and pieces of the mystery behind the death of her father (David McCallum) and her sister, a mystery that left her mother (Louise Fletcher) catatonic, and somehow ties into VR.5. The series has been released on VHS in the US by Rhino Video. There are seven volumes with two episodes on each tape. Here is a list of the different volumes: Vol. 1: "Pilot Episode" Vol. 2: "Sisters" and "Dr. Strangechild" Vol. 3: "Love and Death" and "Escape" Vol. 4: "Escape" and "Facing the Fire" Vol. 5: "Simon's Choice" and "Send Me an Angel" Vol. 6: "Control Freak" and "The Many Faces of Alex" Vol. 7: "Reunion" and "Parallel Lives" Please note that the episode "5D" is unfortunately not included in any of the volumes. Instead, the episode "Escape" appears on both Vol. 3 and Vol. 4.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (91)

    • Morgan: I wish you'd left it alone, but you didn't. And now the people that I work for want me to use you. Sydney: What if I said no? Morgan: You can't. It's too late. We're working together now. You need me, I need you. Welcome to the game, Sydney Bloom.

    • Sydney: Who are you? Morgan: You know there are people out there who'd kill to get their hands on what you can do? Sydney: How do you know that? Morgan: Because they almost did it to me, and I didn't get nearly as far as you did. Sydney: Who do you work for? Morgan: Let's just call 'em the Committee.

    • Sydney: What if I'm wrong? What if he's just a great guy? Duncan: Then you go have 2.6 children and live in Scarsdale.

    • Duncan: You know I've been meaning to say this to you for some time, and I always forget... Sydney: What? Duncan: I think you've lost your mind.

    • Morgan: Hey, look. Whatever it is that you're doing, just stop. Sydney: But I can't. Morgan: Yeah, you can. Get a hobby. Write a novel. Watch TV. You'll be much better off in the long run. I'm sorry, I can't help you.

    • Sydney: Dr. Morgan? Dr. Morgan: (from behind curtain) Who are you? Sydney: I'm Sydney Bloom. Dr. Morgan: What do with me, Sydney Bloom? Sydney: I want to know how virtual reality works. Dr. Morgan: Are we communicating right now? Sydney: I guess. Dr. Morgan: But you can't see me, and I can't see you. Is that right? Sydney: Yeah. Dr. Morgan: We're both having an experience which requires each of our minds to fill in the blanks. Isn't that right? Sydney: Yeah. Dr. Morgan: Well, that's it. You just had a virtual experience. Now go on back to your sorority house.

    • Duncan: Come on in. The shower's warm. Sydney: I always wondered what was on the other side of that door. Duncan: I've always wanted you to find out.

    • Duncan: You're going to do it again? Sydney: It was incredible. Duncan: So was peyote, but I didn't do it twice. Sydney: I'm fine now. I can control it. But if anything should happen... Duncan: I know, 'Eat the evidence.'

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    Notes (10)

    • This episode never aired during the show's original run and was first shown on American TV on The Sci-Fi Channel in early 1997.

    • Director Rob Bowman has also worked as a regular director on "X-Files" and even directed the X-Files movie.

    • Will Patton (Dr. Frank Morgan) departs the cast.

    • Anthony Stewart Head joins the cast as Oliver Sampson.

    • Director Jim Charleston later went on to direct several episodes of both The X-Files and Millenium.

    • This episode marks first appearance of grown up Samantha Bloom.

    • This episode never aired during the show's original run and was first shown on American TV on The Sci-Fi Channel in early 1997.

    • Lori Singer (Sydney) does appear in this episode but only in one brief scene.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Sydney owns two goldfish - named Steed and Mrs. Peel.

    • "Send me an angel" is also a song performed by Scorpions, 70's and 80's hard rock band from Hanover, Germany.

    Allusions (1)

    • Duncan: Ozzie and Harriet on acid? Ozzie and Harriet were husband and wife, stars of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet TV show (1952-1966).

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • VR.5 excitement on tv

    By catmom, Aug 21, 2013

  • This Science fiction show featuring a woman techno-geek as the lead was ahead of its time, and thus was greatly underappreciated by just about everyone.

    By sistersun, Mar 17, 2007

  • Wow what an show that was ahead of time..

    By sparkie_ac, Dec 09, 2006

  • One of the greatest shows I watched when I was little. Totally worth your time!

    By Rogue_Beeyatch, Aug 11, 2006

  • Intriguing concept, great cast - of course it got cancelled!

    By Callisto4, Aug 13, 2006

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