Birthright (The Outer Limits)

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The Outer Limits episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 21
Directed byWilliam Fruet
Written byMichael Berlin & Eric Estrin
Production code21
Original air date13 August 1995
Guest appearance(s)

Perry King as Richard Adams,
Mimi Kuzyk as Dr. McKenna,
Scott Swanson as Kyle Haller

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"Birthright" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 13 August 1995[citation needed], during the first season.


United States Senator Richard Adams suffers a head injury in a car accident. A brain scan reveals some very unusual features.

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Senator Richard Adams (Perry King) is at the top of his game. However, after a press conference extolling the virtues of a new fuel additive BE-85, which is supposed to clean up the atmosphere, he and his aide, Evan Branch are in a serious auto accident. Branch is dead, and Adams has a head injury, but his attending physician, Dr. Leslie McKenna (Mimi Kuzyk), is baffled by his unusual x-rays that shows four frontal brain lobes and only three major organs. Before Adams can figure out what happened, a large security detail whisks him and his files away to the Sendrax Corporation, the home of BE-85. It turns out that Adams is an alien, and his "kind" are trying to keep their presence a secret. Also, because their body make up is different, BE-85, with long-term use, will reconfigure the Earth's atmosphere so it is poisonous to humans and compatible for the aliens. Adams realizes that he is in danger and escapes to see McKenna, the only person he can trust. Together, they unlock the secret of Adams' identity and the horror of the alien master plan, and they divulge the secret of BE-85 to Kyle Haller (Scott Swanson), an aggressive young reporter. Before Haller can expose the aliens, he is killed, and McKenna is framed for the murder. In the end, Adams thinks he has escaped the aliens, but then his taxi driver turns out to be an alien...

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