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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. Theresa Givens was born in 1954. 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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Has an Interesting Conclusion
20 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As I've said before, these end of season episodes are so contrived that they have no center to hold them. While the conclusion of this one is comfortably in the canon, it offers us nothing new. It opens up a series of unanswered questions. There are so many tricks to dealing with time travel. The immutability of time creates a situation where going back just creates too many questions. It's a nice idea, but like so many efforts in the past, it doesn't wash. I was amused that the best performance was by long time bit player on CSI, Wally Langham. I also wonder why they didn't use the budget for the big stars to create a really top notch episode. All that aside, I haven't watched the seventh season but hope it fares better.

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