List of Otherworld episodes

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This is a list of all eight Otherworld episodes. Though rumours have circulated about additional unaired episodes, cast member Tony O'Dell has confirmed that only eight episodes were filmed. The rumours surrounding unaired episodes may stem from reports of episodes in pre-production (e.g., outlined or scripted, but not shot) at the time of the series' cancellation.

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# Title Airdate
1 "Rules of Attraction" 26 January 1985 (1985-01-26)
In the Sarlex province, underground mines are used to produce a material needed for industrial purposes. Since humans cannot tolerate the radiation for long, robots were built to do the mining. The robots improved themselves until they were virtually indistinguishable from humans, with human-like appearance, behaviour, a sense of humour, and aspirations. However, they are still a subject people, and the Imar authority and the zone troopers can perform "memory audits" to discover information needed for investigations. The Sarlex android people protest it as a violation of their rights. When the Sterling family arrives in this province, problems and a struggle for freedom ensue.
2 "The Zone Troopers Build Men" 2 February 1985 (1985-02-02)
Low marks in school can lead to being drafted... for life... into the Zone Troopers. Troopers (other than officers) cannot resign, do not get leave for any reason, and are the only ones who may operate between zones. Cmdr. Kroll is guest speaker at the graduation, and administers the oath to the top three cadets who become officers... including Trace. Guest stars Mark Lenard as Perel Sightings, the camp commandant; Brian Thompson and Robert O'Reilly as drill instructors.
3 "Paradise Lost" 9 February 1985 (1985-02-09)
One region of the planet of Thel exhibits the odd phenomena of laser storms: laser bolts shooting from the clouds just like falling rain. These laser storms in fact guard an island that appears to be a luxurious resort, but in fact is a scientific research facility where doctors are researching the attainment of immortality. Their research, however, exacts an extreme price from the resort's guests.
4 "Rock and Roll Suicide" 16 February 1985 (1985-02-16)
In the Centrex province, Trace and Gina introduce rock 'n' roll music, and record songs written by the Beatles and other classic artists. The music has an emotional impact that takes the province by storm; the Church of Artificial Intelligence angrily protests the idol worship of Trace and Gina, whom the church views as subversives undermining their control. Cmdr. Kroll is sent to deal with the problem, and he likes the music! – then he recognizes the two singers.
5 "Village of the Motorpigs" 23 February 1985 (1985-02-23)
A raid by a camp of Thel-style hippies rescues the Sterlings from the zone troopers, but puts them at the mercy of the camp's leader, who intends to break up the family. Cmdr. Kroll is investigating the assault on a group of zone troopers, and arrives just a bit too late.
6 "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" 2 March 1985 (1985-03-02)
This episode features a province where "Women's lib" is taken to extremes and men are second-class citizens. Angered by Hal's independent presumption at speaking within her abode and thus suspicious of the Sterling family, the neighbourhood "block warden" pokes around the apartment she rented to the Sterlings and finds Kroll's access crystal. When word gets to Imar, Nuveen Kroll comes, but his authoritative and chauvinistic attitudes get him into trouble! Almost simultaneously, Trace gets into trouble by baring his naked upper torso on a hot day while preparing a barbecue grill out in public. (This is his second offense – first was walking into an elevator reserved for women.) He is arrested and, like Kroll, is placed on the province's male slave public auction block. One hilarious point of interest is watching Nuveen Kroll puff up his chest while looking at the other, more well-built auction slaves. Thel's (or, at least, this province's) equivalent of Tupperware is "Vorpleware"; the expression, "As snug as a bug in a rug" is also known on Thel. The house they are staying in in this episode is the Innes House (Hallowell House from Charmed) and most residential filming was done on Carroll Avenue.
7 "Mansion of the Beast" 9 March 1985 (1985-03-09)
The Sterlings pass through lands claimed by a mutated human, a "beast", who lets them go only as long as June stays to be his companion. Hal and the children meet a man who tells them about the "beast"... his brother, mutated by an abortive space mission years earlier. The planet exhibits another odd phenomenon: a falling "star" is used as a mystically-powered substance capable of destroying the beast. Guest stars Alan Feinstein as Virago and John Astin as Akin.
8 "Princess Metra" 16 March 1985 (1985-03-16)
In the final episode, Gina is believed to be the long-lost princess Metra in a province where one of the royal household's icons is a 200-year-old John F. Kennedy half-dollar. Gina accepts the post, and discovers a group of power-holders who don't want to give up their control, as well as rebels who are sick of being controlled. After stopping a potentially murderous coup, the Sterlings introduce the principles of democracy to the province. The Kennedy half-dollar's age makes the Sterlings wonder what year it will be if they ever get home – time appears to pass at a different rate between the respective universes of Earth and Thel. Guest star: Carolyn Seymour as the Prime Manager.

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