The Outer Limits

Season 7 Episode 5

The Vessel

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2001 on Showtime
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The Vessel
The year is 2006. Civilian Jake Worthy, an arrogant, self-absorbed best-selling author is a passenger on the Space Shuttle INSPIRE, circling above the earth. But as it prepares to land, something goes horribly wrong. The Shuttle explodes on impact and everyone on board is killed, except Jake, who walks away from the crash without injury. Mission Supervisor James Harding and Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Bader are at a loss to find any scientific explanation for his miraculous survival. As time passes, Jake's usual callous behavior gives way to uncharacteristic concern for others, haunting regrets, and the need to take stock of his life. Ongoing tests reveal a transformation in his body chemistry, making him impervious to personal injury and able to heal others. Plagued by worsening headaches and desperate for answers, Jake escapes from the Quarantine Center and discovers an alien entity fighting for its own survival inside his body.moreless

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