The Shroud (The Outer Limits)

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"The Shroud"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 10
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Written by Scott Peters
Original air date 30 April 1999
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"The Shroud" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 30 April 1999, during the fifth season.


A married couple seeks help with conceiving a child. Behind the scenes some scientists plan to use the woman to clone the human nature of Jesus Christ.

Opening narration[edit]

Man's empirical pursuit of science has often been at odd with his need for religious faith. But what happens when these two beliefs collide?


A couple Marie Wells (Samantha Mathis) and her husband Justin (Robert Wisden) have trouble conceiving a child on their own so they turn to the use of in vitro fertilisation to implant an embryo in Marie's uterus. However, behind the scenes some scientists plan to use the woman to clone the Jesus Christ using DNA from the Shroud of Turin. As the child grows in Marie's womb, strange occurrence seem to herald the birth of the special child.

Closing narration[edit]

In Man's unending pursuit of salvation, the distractions of his science or his religion may be the very thing keeping him from his creator.


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