The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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The Other Side 

A young scientist's efforts to regenerate the minds of brain-dead patients is endangered when his own single-mindedness drives off his assistants and alienates his superiors. He links up ... See full summary »

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Jeff Woolnough

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Bruce Lacey, Scott Peters (story editor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ralph Macchio ... Dr. Neal Eberhardt
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Janice Claymore (as Susanna Hoffman)
Aaron Smolinski ... Adam Finlay
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Lisa Dobkins
Alec Willows ... Warner Oland
Anthony Ulc Anthony Ulc ... Roger Bowden
Michael Sarrazin ... Marty Kilgore
Trevor White ... Vince Carter
Scott Swanson Scott Swanson ... Emil Dobkins
P. Lynn Johnson ... Vera Dobkins
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A young scientist's efforts to regenerate the minds of brain-dead patients is endangered when his own single-mindedness drives off his assistants and alienates his superiors. He links up the patients' brains, which hooks up the subjects together, in another reality. But the method threatens the continuation of the study. Written by David Stevens

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TV-PG
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19 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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Trivia

The car accident scene in the opening sequence is the same one used in The Outer Limits: Out of Body (1996). See more »

Goofs

With exactly 2 minutes left to go in the episode, you can see a crew member walking onto and then immediately ducking out a door in the distance, behind the black velvet curtains of the 'dance studio'. It's not another character since the main protagonist is the only one in that place. See more »

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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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We've Been on This Side Before
22 July 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The plot involves another scientist, played by the awfully young looking Ralph Machio (the Karate Kid) who is trying to figure out what is going on with brain dead patients. He is making inroads into the brain, believing that if he can reach those recesses, he may be able to call them back. One day he realizes that one of two patients has somehow shared brainwaves with the other. He believes there is a connection. LIke any good fictional scientist, he jumps in with both feet. He has been a loose cannon in his research facility, constantly skirting the edges of malpractice and limits of morality. A young woman from his past shows up and begins to assist him. She also is his voice of conscience, holding him back and keeping him from zooming into a catastrophe. This is an interesting episode which require us to accept a kind of cosmic place for minds to meet and actually plot strategy for removing themselves from their terminal environment. Things get screwed up when a violent, selfish man enters this realm. LIke other scientist before him on the Outer Limits, Ralph must weight the benefits of checking things out for himself. An intriguing though pretty far fetched episode. We should be let in on the "how" of the thing once in a while.


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