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?


Amanda Plummer reprised her role as Dr. Theresa Givens from The Outer Limits: A Stitch in Time (1996). See more »


The Solicitor General Wallace Gannon states that the version of Dr. Givens from the original timeline travelled back in time and killed 17 future serial killers before they had an opportunity to kill any of their victims. However, in The Outer Limits: A Stitch in Time, that version of Dr. Givens claimed to have killed 20 such men. See more »


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Ugh - A FLASHBACK Episode
20 July 2010 | by I_hatenazisSee all my reviews

If you liked that last episode of Seinfeld you will like this one as well :-)

A time traveler is put on trial for re-introducing technology at a future time when technology is blamed for unleashing death on the world. The courtroom scene is an excuse to play snippets of past Outer Limits episodes.

I'm not a fan of flashback episodes at all.

I especially dislike this episode because the previous episode in this series 'A Stitch in Time' was a real gemstone. A Stitch In Time is definitely worth watching.

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