The Outer Limits

Season 1 Episode 6

White Light Fever

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 21, 1995 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

An experiment at St. Peter's Hospital threatens nature's order of existence, when billionaire Harlan Hawkes pays a brilliant cardiologist, Dr. "Mac" McEnerney to help him cheat death.

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Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

Dr. "Mac" McEnerney

Guest Star

Sonja Smits

Sonja Smits

Dr. Anne Crain

Guest Star

Michelle Beaudoin

Michelle Beaudoin

Jessie Wells

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The beautiful music was from Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, variation 18, by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The same music was featured in Somewhere In Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini V18 has also been used in several other movies.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Harlan Hawkes: Have you ever seen death?
      Crain: Of course, I'm a doctor.
      Harlan Hawkes: I'm not talking about seeing some senior citizen cashing in from pneumonia. I mean seeing your family massacred.
      Crain: No.
      Harlan Hawkes: I did, our village was attacked when I was 3 years old. The soldiers shot my mother and she went down, and then my father. They fell on top of me, and I stayed there for 3 days, afraid to cry out, with my parents rotting on top of me. THAT is death.

    • Control Voice: (Closing Narration) For one man, the battle against death is over. But for the rest of us, the war rages on. At what point does the cost of survival... become too high a price for us to pay?

    • Control Voice: (Opening Narration) The one certainty of the human experience is death. But what might happen when our effort to prolong the inevitable starts to turn that battle around? Will someone, or something, step in to ensure the final outcome?

  • NOTES (1)

    • This is the second episode in a row that features Yvonne Campeau in side roles. Strangely enough, these two appearances are her only appearances in the series ever.


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