Nightmare (1998 The Outer Limits)

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The Outer Limits episode
Episode no.Season 4
Episode 20
Directed byJames Head
Written bySam Egan based on the original teleplay by Joseph Stefano
Production code4264
Original air dateAugust 14, 1998
Guest appearance(s)

Adam Harrington as Billy Valentine
Chantal Strand as Young Girl
Cameron Graham as Lt. Christopher Valentine
Brandy Ledford as Dr. Elayna Chomski
Robin Shou as Maj. Ronald Naguchi
Kerry Sandomirsky as Kristen Ann O'Keefe
Steven Bauer as Sgt. Waylon Dumar
Maurice Dean Wint as Capt. Roger Kimbro
Garry Chalk as General
Danny Wattley as Dennis Cameron
Eric Schneider as The Voice
Melanie Angel as Paramedic

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"Nightmare" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on Friday August 14, 1998, during the fourth season. It is a remake of "Nightmare" (1963), an episode of the original series.

Opening narration[edit]


During a war with the planet Ebon, a group of Earth soldiers are sent to deploy a top-secret device on an uninhabited planet near enemy territory. Captured there, the soldiers undergo physical and psychological torture by an unseen enemy. The prisoners become suspicious of each other when their captors claim they have received cooperation, and physical wounds from torture are healed after interrogation.

Eventually, Kristin Anne O'Keefe, one of the primary designers of the device, is forced to activate the device so the enemy can use it for themselves, but sets the device to go off. It is revealed that they were on Earth the whole time being tested, and now that the device has been turned on, which was supposed to be impossible, it cannot be turned off and they have doomed the planet.

Closing narration[edit]


The closing credits was dedicated to the late Leslie Stevens, who died three months prior to the episode's broadcast.

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