Similar in style to The Twilight Zone with more science fiction than fantasy stories, The Outer Limits is an anthology of discrete story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Over the course of the series, 154 episodes were aired.
The Outer Limits - S05E01 - Alien Radio(Aired: 12 September 2000) A skeptical radio show host, who loves to shoot down his listener, reports of alien encounters and one of his listeners, who claims to be possessed by an alien, set himself on fire in front of him.
The Outer Limits - S05E02 - Donor(Aired: 19 September 2000) With a cutting edge operation, Dr. Halstead who should have died, gets a new lease on life. What he doesn't know is how they found such a perfect match in such a short amount of time.
The Outer Limits - S05E03 - Small Friends(Aired: 26 September 2000) A prisoner who fixes other prisoners' electronic devices, builds a few small mechanical friends who perform mechanical tasks for him. The other prisoners learn of their existence and want them to help in a prison break.
The Outer Limits - S05E04 - The Grell(Aired: 10 October 2000) An alien slave belonging to the species Grell rescues his owner's family after their plane is shot down in an attack by the Grell rebellion.
The Outer Limits - S05E05 - The Other Side(Aired: 17 October 2000) 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 »
The Outer Limits - S05E06 - Joyride(Aired: 24 October 2000) An American Project Mercury astronaut who had aborted his flight due to some mysterious purple lights in space has a chance to revisit the experience on a private space flight sponsored by an American billionaire.
The Outer Limits - S05E07 - The Human Operators(Aired: 7 November 2000) On a ship controlled by an authoritarian computer maintained by human slaves, a man and woman learn that the ship fears them. The humans dream of sabotaging the ship's sentient control system and freeing themselves.
The Outer Limits - S05E08 - Blank Slate(Aired: 14 November 2000) Hope Wilson knows there's something different about the man who stumbles into the homeless shelter. This well-manicured man is being chased by somebody and is carrying all of his memories in a box.
The Outer Limits - S05E09 - What Will the Neighbors Think?(Aired: 24 April 2001) Mona is a bit of a hypochondriac. One day in the basement she sees two people having sexual intercourse and in the process is electrocuted. When she awakes, she finds out that she can hear the thoughts of the people in her building.
The Outer Limits - S05E10 - The Shroud(Aired: 28 November 2000) When Marie and Justin can't have a child, they turn to the fertility clinic using in-vitro fertilization to implant an embryo in her uterus. What Marie doesn't know is that her fetus ... See full summary »
The Outer Limits - S05E11 - Ripper(Aired: 31 October 2000) In London in 1888, Jack the Ripper is killing prostitutes. The chief suspect is Dr. John York, who has become an absinthe addict after his misdiagnosis killed the daughter of a duke. However, the culprit is of an otherworldly nature.
The Outer Limits - S05E12 - Tribunal(Aired: 17 April 2001) Aaron Zgierski, a lawyer and the son of Holocaust survivors, is investigating the Nazi war criminal who murdered members of his family. He gets help from a mysterious time traveler who is able to procure evidence from Auschwitz in 1944.
The Outer Limits - S05E13 - Summit(Aired: 12 December 2000) A planet of genetically engineering humanoids that are mining resources for Earth are demanding their independence from human oppression.
The Outer Limits - S05E14 - Descent(Aired: 21 November 2000) A milquetoast scientist who has been working at a museum develops a genetic dominance DNA serum that should bring out the competitive nature inherent in all of us that has been muted over ... See full summary »
The Outer Limits - S05E15 - The Haven(Aired: 17 January 2001) Residents of an apartment house whose lives are isolated and provided for by an internal automated system find that they must now work together when it no longer functions properly.
The Outer Limits - S05E16 - Déjà Vu(Aired: 5 December 2000) With the funding of the military, Dr. Crest is trying to create the ability to teleport objects. Someone has sabotaged the project causing him to relive the several hours before the final countdown over and over again.
The Outer Limits - S05E17 - The Inheritors(Aired: 3 January 2001) A man is killed when a meteor strikes him in the head. When the coroner examines him, tentacles exit the hole in his head and then the corpse gets up and walks off.
The Outer Limits - S05E18 - Essence of Life(Aired: 10 January 2001) A new designer drug called S is available to those wanting to "reunite" with a deceased loved one. However, it's illegal, addictive and can drive the user insane if they take too much too often.
The Outer Limits - S05E19 - Stranded(Aired: 19 December 2000) A lonely high school boy who is continually neglected by his father finds friendship in an alien that crash lands on Earth.
The Outer Limits - S05E20 - Fathers & Sons(Aired: 10 April 2001) A young man's grandfather is sent to a home by his father. When he learns the home is causing his grandfather to have weird dreams his investigation leads him to discover the secret behind Silver Sunset.
The Outer Limits - S05E21 - Starcrossed(Aired: 24 January 2001) In 2056, Cass Trenton and Winston Meyerburg are carrying a parasite that might win the war against the Hing, who invaded Earth six years earlier. The couple flee and gain the support of Cass' former lover Michael Ryan who owns a casino.
The Outer Limits - S05E22 - Better Luck Next Time(Aired: 8 May 2001) A man is arrested for killing another and claims he is possessed by an alien. As he convinces one of the detectives through mental images, her partner is questioning another witness who was also there.