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The Vessel 

After a US Space Shuttle crash, one of the crew, a writer, miraculously survives. He now appears to be indestructible and has gifted insight.

Director:

Jim Kaufman (as Jimmy Kaufman)

Writer:

Sam Egan
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Zachary Ansley ... Alien
Brian Arnold Brian Arnold ... Newscaster
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. George Bader
Jere Burns ... Jake Worthy
Tom Butler ... General Morehouse
Erica Carroll ... Nurse
Chilton Crane ... Catharine McCarty
Anthony De Longis ... Commander McCarty
Deni DeLory ... Alexis Worthy
Bruce Gray ... James Harding
Joe Maffei Joe Maffei ... Landlord
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Old Drunk
Thomas Potter ... Tattooed Thug
Marie Stillin ... Allison

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After a US Space Shuttle crash, one of the crew, a writer, miraculously survives. He now appears to be indestructible and has gifted insight.

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TV-PG
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This episode was partially filmed on the Stargate Command set of Stargate SG-1 (1997), as can be most notably seen in the isolation room and briefing room sets. See more »

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At Our Military Worst Again
29 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A harsh, cynical reporter survives the crash of a space shuttle. He walks through the fire. All others on board are killed. He is immediately placed in isolation and poked and prodded and intimidated by the authorities who have no answers. He eventually manages to escape and make contact with the wife of one of the dead crew members. He also comes to realize that there is some kind of force within him, guiding his life. It is this force that the military feels they must stop. It is once again about money and power. It seems that an benign alien presence was able to save the lives of both beings by using the reporter as a "vessel." However, time is running out and death is imminent. As usual, the people we would trust to act in our best interest are evil and destructive. Still, this is certainly above average.


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13 April 2001 (Canada) See more »

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