The Outer Limits

Season 4 Episode 1

Criminal Nature

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 1998 on Showtime

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  • Man confronting the nature & legacy of his offspring.

    "Criminal Nature" I felt that this was one of the stronger episodes of Season 4.. It had the classic sci-fi/monster elements of 'Outer Limits'.. but it was distinguished by an idea, that the writer conveyed (and it is an idea that I as a father, have often thought about).. are our children defined by the genes we pass on to them.. or by the parts of our soul (good & bad) that they inescapably inherit from us? I guess, philosophy aside, it also had some moments of suspense and it had the typical dark feel & direction of the 90s Outer Limits.