The Outer Limits

Season 3 Episode 13

Dead Man's Switch

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 1997 on Showtime

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • This is the kind of quality that makes me love and keep going back and watching this series.

    The premise while certainly not perfect is very believable and quite easy to empathize with the characters after the mood has been set. An alien convoy is detected and their motives are unknown. Five people are placed in bunkers and tasked with manning a deadman's switch that if not pressed will release all of the worlds weapons. Surprisingly the acting is actually not all that bad and pretty good as far as non-primetime standards go. The love interest between the main character and his Russian counterpart seemed sincere. The story will leave you guessing until the last minute of the show.