The Outer Limits

Season 4 Episode 19

Sarcophagus

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Aug 07, 1998 on Showtime
8.1
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The archeological team has just about given up on finding anything significant in this remote corner of Alaska when Natalie Grainger (Lisa Zane) stumbles upon what appears to be a burial mound. Inside, the team discovers a number of human skeletons, including one dressed in a strange metallic tunic and preserved in an amber cocoon. When Natalie's husband, Curtis (David Cubitt), touches the cocoon, something amazing happens. He begins to see through the eyes of the creature whose bones were contained in amber, an alien with fearsome claws and teeth. This psychic connection also provides a jolt of energy that liquefies the cocoon and initiates the reconstitution of flesh on the alien's bones. As the creature begins to come back to life, some of the team, including Emmet Harley (Robert Picardo) want to call in a big corporate lab in order to cash in on their discovery. When Natalie and Curtis refuse, afraid that their discovery will be exploited by others, Emmet pulls a gun and things get nasty. Natalie and Curtis are out-gunned and outnumbered. Or are they?moreless

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  • classic style

    10
    good pacing, a little staged and emotionally unreal at times but fine story with a twist ending that's sweet and uplifting, not nasty, just the way i like it. A great outer limits episode in the style of the original, showing the alienation of humans and the humanity of aliens. good pacing, a little staged and emotionally unreal at times but fine story with a twist ending that's sweet and uplifting, not nasty, just the way i like it. A great outer limits episode in the style of the original, showing the alienation of humans and the humanity of aliens.moreless
  • Archeologists find a cocoon in a cave and when one touches it he begins to see scenes of the life of the body inside.

    7.5
    This story was kind of in two parts. Now and the future. And I liked it.



    Half way thru I thought - Oh no, just another mans weakness (greed) ruins everything story. But then came the twist in the tale. Namely the Curtis and Natalie Grainger are cocooned and revived a thousand years into the future.



    Very nice touch.



    It had a good cast although it was a little unnerving seeing Robert Picardo as the baddie.



    But it was interesting to see David Cubitt (in the character of Curtis) who is now a favourite of mine in Medium.



    Oh, and the City in the Clouds in the future looked a lot like the same thing we\\\'ve seen in Stargate - which I suppose figures since both shows are made in Canada.



    All in all, a nice story, but nothing spectacular.moreless
Peter Wilds

Peter Wilds

Dean

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Lisa Zane

Lisa Zane

Natalie Grainger

Guest Star

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Emmet Harley

Guest Star

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