The Outer Limits

Season 3 Episode 1

Bits of Love

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 1997 on Showtime
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Bits of Love
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After a nuclear holocaust in 2047, Aidan Hunter is quite possibly the last man on Earth. Aidan lives in an underground bomb shelter with his family and friends. However, they are nothing but holograms created by a computer... A computer that has emotions of its own.

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  • A very well written and well thought out episode.

    8.3
    Natasha Henstridge plays a holographic computer operating system whose AI allows her to evolve emotionally. She falls in love with the system's owner (Jon Tenney), and then learns other human concepts such as ego, desire and finally retribution when he scorns her affections. Although it would seem that having a beautiful holographic AI would be every computer nerd's fantasy, plus the computer-goes-on-a-rampage plot goes back to the movie Coolossus: The Forbin Project, this somewhat hackneyed sounding concept is nonetheless well executed here thanks to fresh, logical and literate scripting and a serious, professional approach to building character and suspense. The final climax is devastating when it comes.moreless

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    • [Closing Narration]
      Control Voice: Man and machine. We are reaching the point where it is harder to tell which is which, and to guess which one... will ultimately survive.

    • [Opening Narration]
      Control Voice: We are now able to create devices that can project themselves in our image -- that can not only look like a human, but talk like one, express pure emotion and... even make mistakes in true human form.

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    • Episode Title: Bits of Love
      The "bits of love" are not bits as in pieces as you could think at first, but in fact computer bits, an allusion to the fact that, as the computer AI was a program made of bits of information, also was it's love.

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