The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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In a world that has banned technology, Dr. Theresa Givens is on trial for using her time machine.


Jim Kaufman (as Jimmy Kaufman)


Steven Barnes (excerpts by), Sam Egan (excerpts by) | 10 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Plummer ... Dr. Theresa Givens
Cicely Tyson ... Justice Gretchen Parkhurst
Swoosie Kurtz ... Justice Kendall Woods
Kelly McGillis ... Nicole Whitley
Robert Loggia ... Justice Earl Clayton
Wallace Langham ... Ezekiel / Daniel Faraday
Michael Moriarty ... Solicitor-General Wallace Gannon
Hal Holbrook ... Justice Oliver Harbison
Charlton Heston ... Chief Justice Haden Wainwright
Lee Taylor Lee Taylor ... Bailiff
Mark Gibbon ... Bailiff
Laara Ong Laara Ong ... Elise
Corrie Clark Corrie Clark ... Young Theresa Givens (archive footage)
William MacDonald ... Mugger (archive footage) (as William McDonald)
David Longworth ... Robert Beck (archive footage)


In a world that has banned technology, Dr. Theresa Givens is on trial for using her time machine.

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Release Date:

3 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Atlantis Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was originally intended as the series finale given that the series had been cancelled by Showtime. However, it was picked up for a seventh and final season by the Sci-Fi Channel. See more »


Although the world was supposed to have no technology, the correctional officers had two way radios on their belts. See more »


Featured in The Outer Limits: The Human Factor (2002) See more »

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10 April 2018 | by krakrazykat18See all my reviews

A casting gold medal is deserved here. Although the story is solid, i had a hard time getting over the multitude of amazing actors in one outer limits episode! I had to pause to check out the listed cast which was limited to 13. But, oh my! This has more iconic movie legends in one place than any of their many blockbuster histories! Wow! There were even uncredited snippets of Richard Thomas ( John Boy, the Waltons), Beau Bridges, hello! And thats not even the leading cast! This is the best ever Outer Limits episode ever cant wait to see the second half. Charlston Heston, Frank Longorria, Cisily Tyson, Swoosie Kurtz, oh my! Too many legends to list! This is something special!!!!

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