The Outer Limits

Season 3 Episode 18

A Special Edition

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 25, 1997 on Showtime
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Muckraking TV journalist Donald Rivers, host of 'The Whole Truth,' has the show of a lifetime: rock solid proof that the government and private defense contractors have been engaging in secret genetic cloning. But powerful forces are working to stop him, forces that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. He goes on-air live, in a locked studio, accompanied only by a skeleton crew and Dr. Avery Strong, River's eyewitness to the history of deception and dark science. As he presents his evidence -- all gleaned from earlier episodes of The Outer Limits -- the powerful begin to interfere. First, they try to shut down his transmitter. Then, the network's parent company disavows the show. When thugs with guns knock down the studio door, Rivers continues the show on the fly, transmitting live from the back of a broadcast news van. But a van can only drive for so long. When it stops, will the truth, even The Whole Truth, be enough to protect Rivers, Strong and the crew?moreless

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  • Pretty good for a "clip show"

    I have to say this is one of the more clever "clip shows" I've ever seen. I like the way they managed to incorporate shows from Seasons 1-3 into a storyline. Having not seen all these episodes, at least for a long time it took me a while to even realize they were flashback clips.

    It was an interesting way to repackage individual episodes as part of a larger theme of governmental projects. It had a very Xfiles feel to it - helped no doubt by the fact that the actor who plays one of the Lone Gunmen was the one explosing the government lies. (I'm sure his XFiles work is why they cast him.)moreless
Bruce Harwood

Bruce Harwood

Dr. Avery Strong

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Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke

Donald Rivers

Guest Star

Michael St. John Smith

Michael St. John Smith

Dr. Richard Morgan

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