The Outer Limits

Season 3 Episode 5

Stream of Consciousness

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 1997 on Showtime
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Ryan Unger is a loner because he cannot tap into "the Stream" due to a brain injury he suffered when he was younger. The Stream allows a person to instantly access information via a neural implant. When the Stream develops a virus causing people to die, Ryan, being the only one that is immune, must use the knowledge he has gained from books to save the world.moreless

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      • Ryan: You don't see? It's out of your control! Practicaly every thought you have, every ideea, every inside is all downloaded from that thing. It's not gonna let you pull the plug. It is not gonna let you want to.
        Janet: How can you know? How can you be sure?
        Ryan: 'Cause I'm outside...

      • Janet: Stanley says that you can even do arithmetic in your head.
        Ryan: I wouldn't be too impressed. I don't have a choice.
        Janet: Well...wouldn't mind learning myself one day.
        Ryan: It's like telling a cripple you'd like to learn how to use it's crutches.

      • Stanley: You know, there was a time when reading was a sign of intelligence.
        Mark: Oh yeah?
        Stanley: Yeah!
        Mark: Thank God those days are gone!

      • [Closing Narration]
        Control Voice: We make tools to extend our abilities, to further our reach, and fulfill our aspirations. But we must never let them define us. For if there is no difference between tool and maker, then who will be left to build the world?

      • [Opening Narration]
        Control Voice: We quantify our world in order to learn. We break it down into facts, numbers, information. But how far dare we go before we destroy its mystery?

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